The Loveland Blog

Announcing - Nationwide Standardized Land-Use Codes

By Sahana Murthy on February 22, 2021 · Announcements

Lovelanders!


This February, we have a big update for you!

Announcing the launch of our nationwide standardized land-use codes as a premium feature in our product suite!

That’s right, in addition to high quality, standardized nationwide parcel data, we have put together highly contextual, standardized nationwide land use codes as part of our premium data package. These codes will help you get the nuanced context on land use for your projects. 

From community and urban planning, to site selection, to understanding what activity is allowed on a particular piece of land, and to commercial real estate, the use cases are endless & Landgrid’s standardized use codes have you covered. 

Data driven decisions and faster time to market for your projects!

Email us if you are interested in getting these codes as part of your data.




What do we mean by land-use codes, you ask???

We offer standardized land use information for 5 dimensions:
  1. Activity - describes the actual activity & use of the property.
  2.  Function - describes the broader economic or social use of the parcel.
  3. Structure - describes the type of structure & building on the parcel. 
  4. Site - describes the physical characteristics of a site or land. 
  5. Ownership - mainly describes if it's publicly or privately owned land. 
You can find the descriptions of each one of our land use codes across all 5 dimensions here.
 

Why is this valuable?

There isn’t any one universal format for standardized land use codes. Because this data varies by the county, Landgrid’s nationwide standardized classification becomes a one stop-solution that makes it easy for anyone who works with our parcel data to make use of nuanced contextual land use information. 

As a result, our parcel data is your one turn-key solution for all of your contextual property data needs. 

How to get it?

All of our new customers can get our standardized land use code attributes as part of our premium data package along with our other premium derivative fields.

Premium fields include:

We have spent over a year working on improving our process to populate land use codes into our dataset.

Our current data & platform customers - you may have noticed the LBCS (Land based classification system) related columns in your dataset. As we populated this data, we made them available to our existing standard data customers, along with our Landgrid Pro, Team & Enterprise customers. 

We've made sure that you will continue to get the LBCS columns as part of your current accounts & subscriptions with us and as long as you are a customer with us. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.
All new data customers will be able to get the land use codes as part of our premium offering.

That was our February update. Please email us at parcels@landgrid.com if you are interested in our land use codes and we will get you a sample today.
Until next time, stay safe & warm.


Happy Mapping!

Team Loveland

http://landgrid.com

team@landgrid.com

313-649-LAND

February 2021 - Parcel Data Update

By Sahana Murthy on February 9, 2021 · Announcements

Dear Friends of Loveland Parcel Data and landgrid.com,

A summary of updates in January of 2021 and the upcoming pipeline is below. 

Key Data Stats:

  • Average parcel age - 198 days, down from 205 last month.
  • Average county age - 275 days, down from 277 last month.
  • Added 34,000 parcels and refreshed 252 counties since last month.


USPS Vacancy, Residential indicators: Now updated monthly. Updated in January 2021, next update in February.

Coverage Report: Updated for this month and available here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q0PZB72nO8935EMGmsh3864VjEAMUE-pdHcPkoAiS5c/

For all full dataset customers, the updated data is available for download to bulk data clients in these formats: GeoPKG .gpkg (suggested), GeoJSON, Shapefile, and Postgres SQL files.  In addition, this data has been updated on the landgrid.com website.

If your organization uses a custom export we are updating your data at the moment and if you don’t see the latest updates, please drop us a line.

A Data Dictionary for the Loveland Standard Schema is always available here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14RcBKyiEGa7q-SR0rFnDHVcovb9uegPJ3sfb3WlNPc0/

A machine-readable version of this list is included in the `verse` table available in all the formats above as well as CSV format for use in spreadsheets. To find the latest updates in verse, sort by 'last_refresh' and use the 'filename_stem' column to identify the file.

Data refreshed or added from the county in January and live now:
( Asterisk * indicates newly added county)
--------------------------------------------------
Arizona - Maricopa
Colorado - Costilla
Illinois - Cook
Mississippi - Clay, Warren

North Carolina - Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin, Yancey

Nevada - Clark

Oregon - Baker, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Wheeler, Yamhill

Texas - Hamilton

Washington - Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Yakima

Wisconsin - Milwaukee

West Virginia - Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming

Wyoming - Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta, Washakie, Weston


In the current pipeline for updating in February 2021
--------------------------------------------------
Nebraska
Pennsylvania
Oklahoma
Hawaii



In the pipeline for updating in March 2021
--------------------------------------------------
Alaska
Indiana
Michigan
Vermont


Based on feedback and county challenges, pipeline planning is always subject to change. As always, please contact us if you have any questions about accessing or using the data, you find issues with any of our data, or you have any comments or questions about our data in specific areas or states. We also love to hear from you about which counties or regions you’d like to see us update next, as it helps inform our planning process.

Thank you for being a part of Loveland!

Happy Mapping!

 

Blake Girardot

blake@landgrid.com

Loveland Data Team

313-649-LAND

Loveland CEO Letter: 8 Years in 70 Seconds + UP Winter Pics

By Sahana Murthy on January 21, 2021 · Announcements


Happy New Year, all.

Sharing a short video that visualizes 8 years of land data growth in 75 seconds; a reminder that it’s easy to reach out to the Loveland team any time, and, just because it’s the season, some winter pics from the snowy north.

Our co-founder and CTO, Larry Sheradon, recently blew my mind when he made this short time-lapse of our nationwide dataset growing by the day from 2013 through the present: https://youtu.be/rfgh7aqRx7I



Our whole job at Loveland is to make it easy for you to access and work with this land and property information. As a refresher, we can do that for you in a variety of complimentary ways:


We try to lay it all out neatly at landgrid.com, but with so many options and so much data, you can always reach us at team@landgrid.com to tell us what you’re looking for or trying to accomplish and we’ll get back to you within a day to help you find the right solution.

And while I’m here, since we’re smack dab in the middle of winter, I can’t not share some views of what it looks like in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula right now.

The Loveland team is spread out across the country, but this is the current view through the window of our home office in Calumet, where Mary and I have relocated full-time from Detroit since March, trading skyscrapers for frozen stalactites — a different, but equally inspiring view:



This is “pancake ice” on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake on earth (well, largest by surface area — there’s a deeper one in Russia that’s smaller on the surface, but has more volume… I’ll still give it to Superior, though):



This is the glow of lights in town bouncing off low-flying lake effect clouds in a light snow on a cross-country ski trail:



This is new-fallen snow on a freshly groomed trail — getting outdoors and skiing has become my go-to way to unplug and recharge outdoors in winter:



This is an ice formation on a frozen, rocky beachscape — my rock picking is basically on pause until spring at this point, though I’ve got a couple of rock tumblers going around the clock in the garage: 



I’ve got too many of these pictures, so I’ll stop there, but the landscape is amazing, and land is more than data about land, so I wanted to share. Depending on where you are in the world, I hope you’re still finding joy in the seasons and the outdoors if you’re experiencing short, cold, gray days. Hang in there.

Watch out for more exciting product updates coming from the Loveland team this year. The products are already outstanding, but we’re not resting on our laurels. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected to the land,


Happy Mapping!

Jerry Paffendorf

team@landgrid.com

313-649-LAND

2020 - EOY Parcel Data Report

By Sahana Murthy on December 15, 2020 · Announcements

The holiday season is upon us and we will soon be entering the new year! 

The Loveland team looked back at 2020 and all the improvements we have made this year to our parcel dataset and put those stats together into this nifty little report that we call the - "EOY - Parcel Data Report".

 


This report is a 1:1 comparison of our key parcel KPI's between Dec 2020 and Dec 2019.
And we couldn't be prouder of our team & product!

Here are a few snapshots from the report:

 





The report is a quick glimpse of an entire year's work focused on improving the quality, recency, coverage & completeness of our data.
We have come so far but we feel like we are only getting started.
Because we have even better things lined up for our product roadmap next year.

In the words of our CEO - Jerry Paffendorf:
"If you are a customer, thank you. And if you’re not yet, we’d like to hear from you."

 




While the report is absolutely amazing, nothing beats a good old fashioned banter between Loveland team members (Jerry Paffendorf & Sahana Murthy) discussing the year 2020, the challenges everyone in the world faced this year and the efforts we have made to improve our data & the exciting things we have in store on our 2021 roadmap.

So join them live today, Dec 16th at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT on "The Talking Grid ", our video webinars.
Register here to save your spot - https://www.crowdcast.io/e/2020---wrap-up--eoy 

 



That's a wrap on 2020 from the Loveland Team! 
Oh we mean we won't be spamming you until next year. :)
But we are here and available if you need us or our parcel data the rest of the year and first thing next year as well. Just holler at parcels@landgrid.com.

On behalf of the entire Loveland Team, we wish you all a very happy, safe & healthy holidays! 

Happy Mapping!

Team Loveland

http://landgrid.com

team@landgrid.com

313-649-LAND