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October 2020 - Parcel Data Update

By Sahana Murthy on October 8, 2020 · How-To

 

Dear Friends of Loveland Parcel Data and landgrid.com,

A summary of updates in September of 2020 and the upcoming pipeline is below. 

Key Data Stats:

  • Total parcel age down by 2.6% from last month
  • Average parcel age - 207 days, down from 213 last month
  • Average county age - 249 days, up from 240 last month
  • ~160K new parcels, 9 new counties added & 236 counties refreshed since last month.

Q3 Update:

  • Total # counties refreshed in Q3 2020 - 648 

General data update process -  We are improving our data set export process over the coming quarter and the first stage is documenting our current method which is below.

Monthly, we update every data tier with the refreshed counties for the month, usually 100 - 300 counties per month.

Monthly, premium attribute data tiers are updated for every county in the data set, because every county's USPS related attributes have been updated for the month.

Quarterly, at the start of the calendar quarter, every data tier will have every county exported. We make improvements to the nationwide data set on a regular basis, often based on feedback from clients. Quarterly, full data set exports ensure every data tier has all of the improvements across the data set, even if the data was not refreshed directly from the county that quarter. We are working to provide an easily sharable change log for data set wide fixes, but currently give a notice to significant updates in our monthly data update emails.

This month's October data set export will be the full Quarterly export for the 4th calendar quarter of 2020, which means every data tier and county has been exported. Please see the 'verse' file for the 'last_refresh' date from the county source for any individual county. 

USPS Vacancy, Residential indicators: Now updated monthly. Updated in September 2020, next update in October.

Loveland Parcel Schema - Upcoming changes
Please review the Data Dictionary below for the proposed attribute columns to add. We expect to add the Cropland Data Layer attributes to our Loveland Parcel Schema in October. We also hope to review the needed schema changes for the Census School Districts, which we expect to be 2 - 4 additional attribute columns and get those finalized, but those might be added in November.

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 landrid.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 September and live now:
( Asterisk * indicates newly added county)
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Alabama - Hale
Illinois - LaSalle, Macoupin, Putnam
Maryland - Allegany, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester
Montana - Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Deer Lodge, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, McCone, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Silver Bow, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, Yellowstone 
South Carolina - Barnwell*, Clarendon*, Lee
Texas - Harris
Virginia - Buckingham
Wisconsin - Milwaukee

In the current pipeline for updating in October 2020
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Virginia
Florida

In the pipeline for updating in November
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Ohio
South Carolina

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!

New & Improved Landgrid Mobile App by Loveland Technologies!

By Sahana Murthy on September 30, 2020 · Announcements

 

After much anticipation, the new & improved Landgrid iOS app is here & it’s amazing!

Experience easy property lookup, easy picture and note taking, easy toggling of building footprints and data layers, and full integration with your Landgrid Pro account.



Read all about the new app updates here!

Android Users - We haven’t forgotten about you! This build is coming your way soon.  You can still download the existing app anyway on Google Store Here to enjoy parcels on the go!

The credit for the new updates & features goes to YOU - the loyal Landgrid customers. You asked and we listened!

You wanted the Landgrid app to become the perfect extension to your web version and that’s exactly what we are bringing to you with this re-launch.

So let’s dive into the updates then, shall we?

1. Landgrid Pro on the app :
You could always look up over 147 million parcels for free on the app.
So what’s new???

You can now signup for Landgrid Pro and unlock all the pro level features & premium fields straight out of the app.

With a click of button, using Apple Pay, signing for Pro has never been easier. And you can use the same login to enjoy the web subscription of Landgrid Pro as well.
Or vice versa - you can sign up for Pro on the web and use the same login to enjoy pro features on the app.

2. Bookmark Parcels :
We’ve had the bookmarking feature on the web version for many years now but we know y’all wanted to be able to do the same on the app, on the go.

Being able to look up parcels of interest, add notes and images to those properties is now easy peezy on the app as a Landgrid Pro user.

You don’t need a survey to add additional information & insights into properties. You can just bookmark them instead. Imagine how handy this would be for property maintenance!



3. Survey Properties:

We could always survey using the Landgrid app, so what’s new you ask? Well, we’ll show you.

You can now view your surveys, associated focus areas (or should I say foci?), select them and start adding your survey responses. And all of your survey data & photos gets automatically fed in real time on your web version of Pro & above tiers.
More control and transparency into your survey.


4. Pro Map layers:

By signing up for Pro on the app, you now have access to some of the pro map layers like the amazing building footprints layer which is so useful for surveying and the elevation topo layer. We will continue to build & add more of the web version layers into the app in the next few months. 

5. Unlock Premium Fields:

Did you think we were done???
Nope, like I said - this is a jam packed launch. With Pro now available on the app, you get to unlock our premium fields:


Phew… Now that’s some update on the app, don’t you think?

Oh and I almost forgot - we now have access to the Landgrid help & support site and our amazing tutorial videos linked from the app as well, in case you ever feel lost while navigating the app. 

If you are a Pro user already,  then download/or update the ios app from the app store today to enjoy parcels on the go.
The app can be used as a free user to look up parcels anytime. However if you wish to do more with the parcel data, then we hope the new app will compel you to sign up soon. Please be sure to give us your feedback. Like I said, we take feedback seriously and your feedback helped us build this new update on the app. 

So….This was our October update. We have another product launch coming soon. Until then, please try the new app release and let us know your thoughts at team@landgrid.com.



Happy Mapping!

 

Celebrating the People of Landgrid!

By Sahana Murthy on September 8, 2020 · Announcements

It’s the end of yet another summer, although this one was the most unique - encumbered with a global pandemic, wildfires, hurricane Laura & much more! 
So here's a quick update from the Loveland team!

While our team is cracking down on product updates & launches, we want to use this month’s update to celebrate some of our customers & their stories through our “People of Landgrid” page!

Have you checked out these stories yet - https://landgrid.com/pages/people-of-landgrid 

If not, here’s a quick recap of some of our recent ones:


1. Kelli Chavez - Assistant Director, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago

“I became passionate about addressing systemic racism and poverty in college. The Loveland team has been very helpful in making our project happen. They have been creative, thoughtful partners that have helped bring to life our community partners' vision for their website."


https://landgrid.com/pages/kelli-chavez



2. Daron Sneed - CEO, Dynamic Weather Solutions, Inc

“Our data helps construction folks market to areas with potential work and the data also helps insurance carriers confirm activity as they process claims for roof damages etc. & we rely on Landgrid for the data about customers’ homes."


https://landgrid.com/pages/daron-sneed

3. Anne Wistow & Stephanie Shackelford - VP of Projects & Planning and Projects Manager at the Lucas County Land Bank

“Our mission is to strengthen neighborhoods and preserve property values & we are committed to creating fair access to opportunity and data for every member of our community.”

https://landgrid.com/pages/anne-wistow-and-stephanie-shackelford



We’d love to cover more such stories. Please reach out to us at team@landgrid.com if you are interested in telling us YOUR story!

That’s the update for now.
Stay tuned with us for announcements on the following coming soon:

  1. SaaS API subscriptions
  2. Loveland Mobile App - Relaunch
  3. Placekey Launch in collaboration with our partners at Safegraph

& a bunch more….

Until then, continue to be safe & well. We will meet you in the month of Halloween!

As always, feel free to reach back to us at team@landgrid.com!

Team Landgrid

August Parcel Data Update

By Sahana Murthy on August 10, 2020 · How-To

Dear Friends of Loveland Parcel Data and landgrid.com,

A lot of important information in this one!
A summary of updates in July of 2020 and the upcoming pipeline is below. 

Key Data Stats:

  • Total parcel age down by 3.5% from last month
  • Average parcel age - 196 days, down from 205 last month
  • Average county age - 215 days, down from 239 last month
  • ~903K new parcels, 71 new counties added & 146 counties refreshed since last month

Land Based Classification System (LBCS) Use Codes update:
We now have over 70% of our parcels with an LBCS code.

Readable LBCS code descriptions - new columns: 
Added the description for each code to every parcel. 

Shapefile Important Information:
Starting this month we have made the following changes to help flag the counties whose data exceeds the 2GB soft limit. Please double check how you are handling these files.

Duplicate Parcel Records:
We are in the process of identifying and removing about 218,000 truly duplicated parcel records across our dataset. Many counties 'stack' parcels to record multiple owners or multiple units, natural resource rights, etc. These situations are expected and they are still considered good data. As a result, these stacked parcels are not affected.

However, we have found a number of parcel records that are actual duplicates, with nothing unique or different between them in any way aside from the 'll_uuid' we assigned each duplicate record.

We will be removing those in August and exporting the corrected counties (918) in September. About 40 counties account for most of the duplicates, and 800 had less than 1% affected parcels. 

We are not sure what caused the issue, but we will put monitoring in place to determine if these are duplicates in the sources or something else is happening to cause them.

USPS Vacancy, Residential indicators:
Now updated monthly. Updated in July 2020, next update in August.

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 landrid.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 July and live now:
( Asterisk * indicates newly added county)
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Alabama - Houston

Arizona- Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, Yuma

California - Glenn, Mendocino, San Benito, San Francisco

District of Columbia - Washington

Georgia (55 new counties) - Appling*, Baker*, Banks*, Barrow*, Bleckley*, Butts*, Calhoun*, Candler*, Catoosa*, Chattahoochee*, Chattooga*, Clay*, Clinch*, Colquitt*, Decatur*, Dodge*, Dooly*, Early*, Elbert*, Emanuel*, Franklin*, Glascock*, Hancock*, Harris*, Hart*, Heard*, Jasper*, Jefferson*, Jenkins*, Johnson*, Lamar*, Lanier*, Madison*, Marion*, Meriwether*, Miller*, Montgomery*, Morgan*, Oconee*, Peach*, Pickens*, Pike*, Quitman*, Rabun*, Schley*, Spalding*, Stewart*, Taliaferro*, Tattnall*, Terrell*, Toombs*, Towns*, Treutlen*, Twiggs*, Upson*, Walker*, Walton*, Warren*, Wayne*, Webster*, Wheeler*, Wilkinson*, Worth*, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Brantley, Dade, Evans, Gilmer, Grady, Greene, Laurens, Lee, Lincoln, Long, Lumpkin, Mitchell, Pulaski, Randolph, Rockdale, Seminole, Stephens, Talbot, Taylor, Ware, White, Whitfield 

Illinois - Adams, Crawford, DeKalb, Effingham*, Hancock, Lee, Menard, Pike, Sangamon, Tazewell, Whiteside

Indiana - Grant, Porter

Louisiana - Ouachita

Massachusetts - Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester

Michigan - Allegan, Arenac, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Eaton, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Ionia, Iron, Jackson, Kent, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Marquette, Midland, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw

Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Bates, Benton, Buchanan, Camden, Christian, Cooper, Dallas, Douglas*, Franklin*, Henry, Holt, Laclede*, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Linn, Macon*, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Phelps, Ralls, Ray, Vernon, Warren

North Dakota - Billings, Bottineau, Bowman*, Burke, Burleigh, Cass, Cavalier, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Foster*, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, LaMoure, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson*, Pembina, Renville*, Richland, Rolette, Sargent*, Sheridan*, Sioux, Stark, Steele, Traill, Walsh, Ward, Williams

Nebraska - Arthur, Box Butte

New York - Cortland, Genesee, Madison*, Tioga

Oklahoma - Pottawatomie*

Oregon - Columbia, Umatilla

Pennsylvania - Indiana*, Union, Venango*

South Dakota - Aurora, Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Buffalo, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Custer, Davison, Day, Deuel, Douglas, Edmunds, Fall River, Faulk, Grant, Gregory, Hamlin, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Roberts, Sanborn, Tripp, Union, Yankton

Tennessee - Shelby

Texas - Ochiltree

Wisconsin - Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood

In the current pipeline for updating in August 2020
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Michigan - Balance of state
New York - Balance of state


In the pipeline for updating in September
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California
Illinois

Tennessee

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, if 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!