PUTTING THE WORLD ONLINE ONE PROPERTY AT A TIME
GET IN TOUCH TO SEE YOUR CITY ON THE MAP: TEAM@MAKELOVELAND.COM
Our products work together to present property information, help you collaborate around data with a team, and survey properties from the field. Take a look at what we've built and let us know if we can help you in your city, town, or region.
We make public information about property freely accessible to the public through an online platform called Why Don't We Own This? Ownership information, zoning, tax assessments, and more are presented alongside tools to communicate with neighbors, and understand your city more deeply. Want to see your city on the map? Drop a line!
Built on top of WDWOT, Site Control is a private workspace for collaborators to view and contribute data, and create and selectively share maps. Site Control is designed with neighborhood organizations, government departments, research, surveying, and development projects in mind.
LOVELAND is based in Detroit, Michigan and the San Francisco Bay Area with a growing team dedicated to putting America online parcel by parcel. We work with governments, neighborhood groups, development, and conservation projects to gather and present public information about properties (the physical space and legal subdivisions that define the world) in clearer, more actionable ways.
We love helping people get on top of big problems like foreclosure prevention, blight identification and reduction, the reuse of vacant space, and the preservation of community assets.
Jerry loves developing new ways for the super powers of the web to impact the realities of the world. The challenges of Detroit have become an endless inspiration. He has deep experience in the world of social technology startups, art and media, and a Masters of Science in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Mary studied at The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, Wayne State University, and The University Of Michigan. She is a board member of the Corktown Business Association, The Imagination Station Of Roosevelt Park, and The Detroit Dog Park. She advocates for public data transparency, animal welfare, and local business.
Web craftsperson behind LOVELAND's online presences. Before embarking on the LOVELAND micro-real-estate adventure and beyond, he worked with data visualization, 3D game engines, GIS & urban data, virtual worlds, smartphone apps, and in the social/casual game world.
Alex spent time developing iPhone games in Philadelphia and Vietnam, where he set his sights on Detroit. He moved to the city to take a job as a project manager with the design firm o2 creative solutions. Alex joined LOVELAND to develop business for LOVELAND's suite of tools. Alex holds a BFA in English from Skidmore College.
Mike is a seasoned web developer and Code for America captain with development interests firmly in the civic sphere. Founder of PishPosh.tv Mike has worked with several startups in the media world and keeps a solid grounding in both web development and film.
LOVELAND is growing and looking for people who are motivated by the biggest challenges and possibilities that cities have to offer. We're looking for web developers, designers, and people with deep local knowledge of cities where our tools can be applied. Interested?
Tell us why at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOVELAND Technologies is looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to help create our suite of community mapping web apps. We're growing and need more brainpower and talent to realize our visions! You will be responsible for building out features in Why Don't We Own This?, our other ongoing projects, and/or prototyping new experiments. We're looking for people in either Detroit or the San Francisco Bay Area.
We need you to at least have these skills:
Bonus points for:
We're looking for a dash of designer, a pinch of developer, a spoonful of community manager in each.