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Press Release: Loveland Technologies releases landgrid.com for nationwide land parcel data

By Jerry Paffendorf on January 29, 2019

Press Release: Loveland Technologies releases landgrid.com for nationwide land parcel data

The way our America is subdivided, owned, taxed, and used is of critical importance to the health and development of our communities, yet this underlying land grid has largely remained inaccessible.

Enter landgrid.com. Loveland Technologies — a property mapping and data company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan — has spent years gathering and organizing a nationwide dataset of 140 million land parcel shapes and records that cover 95% of US residents. Now this information is available for public use alongside affordable tools to work with and add to it.

The site provides immediate value to anyone seeking property boundaries and public record information, whether that’s being curious about who owns the lot down the street, thinking about buying a house and wanting to see lot lines, or using the data for projects and professional purposes.

The nationwide dataset is also available for mapmakers and organizations to license for use in their own apps and databases. In this way landgrid.com seeks to help power a whole range of new geographic and property services, and to help other companies better serve their customers by adding parcel data to their interfaces and analysis.

Anyone can surf the information on landgrid.com for free, and paying members can access powerful tools for making and sharing maps for only $10/month or $100/year. Team and Enterprise accounts are also available for group projects, organizations, and governments.

Loveland previously operated two separate websites, makeloveland.com and sitecontrol.us — one for looking up property information, and one for making maps and doing property surveys. Landgrid.com brings these services together in one place with an integrated design and easy interface. Loveland’s other sites will continue to operate for existing customers, who can choose to use them or migrate to the Land Grid where their account data is already waiting.

Significant projects that have already happened using Loveland’s software include large-scale property condition and occupancy surveys covering cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Flint, Milwaukee, and Hartford; statewide political canvassing, door-to-door resident outreach, and many community planning and development projects. The nationwide dataset has been licensed to companies working in energy, agriculture, machine learning, conservation, real estate, and other industries. Case-studies can be found on the landgrid.com homepage.

Please contact Nick Downer at nick@makeloveland.com with press inquiries and interview requests, and visit landgrid.com to explore the site.

Job Posting: Loveland is hiring a General Manager

By Jerry Paffendorf on November 20, 2018

Job Posting: General Manager for LOVELAND Technologies / The Land Grid

Location: Detroit, MI or remote with regular trips to Detroit

Contact: team@makeloveland.com with General Manager in the subject line


About LOVELAND Technologies / The Land Grid:

Loveland is a software and data company that specializes in mapping the world's property information at the parcel level. We have found this to be a unique niche in the mapping and data space that is valuable to a broad range of customers, and we have painstakingly assembled our own 137 million parcel dataset covering 95% of US residents.

Over the last several years we have created a successful suite of products, a growing customer base and project portfolio, and a stable organization with twelve people currently on staff. We believe we have an opportunity to double or triple our revenue in 2019 with support from a General Manager.

Visitors and customers currently surf our parcels for free at makeloveland.com and use our paid subscription tools at sitecontrol.us to map and survey properties. We also license our nationwide dataset to researchers and app developers at makeloveland.com/parcels, and directly help communities execute large-scale property surveys and door-to-door outreach efforts.

You can see a brief 4-minute video of our CEO talking about some of our work, projects, and vision at the NY Times Cities for Tomorrow conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9XA-YFXovU.

Loveland is currently rebranding and combining its websites, software as a service, and dataset into one unified offering called The Land Grid (soon to be at landgrid.com), which will be the core business within the LOVELAND Technologies portfolio, with additional services building on The Land Grid to follow.

We have seen how the underlying land grid of property shapes, ownership, zoning, land use, architecture, nature, taxes, infrastructure, and other characteristics is an essential element of our world, our communities, and our economy that has not been adequately understood and used to make better decisions. The opportunity space is large.

Our goal is to be the essential, affordable, user-friendly platform for gathering, showing, surfing, assessing, and working with parcel level data about properties, land use, and habitation, and to help others put the data to work in their own projects and businesses.

Our headquarters are in Detroit with employees in Ann Arbor, the Bay Area, New York City, and Cleveland.


General Manager at LOVELAND Technologies / The Land Grid:

As General Manager you will oversee, manage, and grow The Land Grid business. You will be responsible for managing the team of twelve, delegating tasks, and making sure we meet the goals of our product roadmap. You will also be responsible for tracking and increasing subscription sales by better meeting the needs of our customers. This is a leadership role and you will work closely with our CEO, COO, and CTO to grow the business, and we will share an Executive Assistant.

You should have experience with and be passionate about software startups, leading teams, getting things done, and scaling companies. You should also have an appreciation for mapping and mapping interfaces, subscription services, data in general, and how better land use and location data can support better decision-making. You should be comfortable closing sales and making product decisions that increase sales.

Essential Functions:

    1. Becoming a confident and empowered team leader with support from the CEO, COO, and CTO

    2. Being a point of contact for everyone on the team to make sure basic operations are being handled by teammates (customers are being properly invoiced and closed, checks are being cashed, bills are being paid, inquiries are being replied to, etc.)

    3. Making sure we are staying on schedule with our product roadmap and that our design decisions are meeting customer needs

    4. Strategizing with the data team to add the most valuable new data to the product to meet customer needs

    5. Helping track and meet subscription sales goals, and modifying the product and roadmap as necessary

    6. Identifying staffing needs to support customer and team happiness, and to meet product and revenue goals

    7. Communicating with leadership who will be setting up strategic partnerships and large customer projects for the platform

    8. Participating in conversations and decisions around overall improvements to the company, from staffing to marketing to new opportunities

We are offering strong compensation, profit sharing, six weeks of vacation, and health insurance contributions.

Ideally you are in the Detroit area, but we are comfortable with you being remote as long as you can regularly travel for executive and team meetings.


If you think this opportunity is for you, please send your résumé to team@makeloveland.com with General Manager in the subject line.

Thank you and see you on The Land Grid!

The blog wasn't sleeping, it was only resting its eyes.

By Jerry Paffendorf on November 20, 2018

No, the blog was definitely sleeping, but we weren't. We typically use Facebook and Twitter to share updates. Please follow us there at facebook.com/makeloveland and twitter.com/makeloveland. Thank you!

Introducing the 3Cs Mapping Project

By Jerry Paffendorf on April 18, 2017

Loveland is very happy to share the public release of 3csmapping.com, featuring our next generation of city mapping and property dashboards.

The 3Cs project is a partnership with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and JPMorgan Chase to provide community mapping and surveying tools for Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio. It is also a partnership with a growing number of local organizations who are using and contributing to the data.

Visit 3csmapping.com to jump right in, or press play on the video and scroll down for an overview.

Here's a quick walkthrough of the new superpowers on the site:

1. Explore the maps

Click around the maps to see parcel-level data for cities and neighborhoods, including property ownership, zoning, sale prices, and taxes. Click "Explore datasets" to open up a panel with additional datasets for each city. Click "Add to Map" to visualize the dataset. Click Query to further filter the data on the map.

Here's a great example, visualizing the citywide property survey of Cleveland conducted by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy with the Loveland Survey App: https://cleveland.makeloveland.com/#b=neighborhoods&d=934

2. Add your own data

If you have a spreadsheet with an address, parcel ID, or latitude-longitude column, you can easily visualize it on the map and share it with other people. Click "Explore datasets" and then click "Add your own data." From there you simply import your file and then give it a name, description, and credit the source. It's never been easier to make and share awesome maps. We're signing up data partners in each city who want to help find and update new information. If you're interested, or if you need data that's not currently on the map, please email team@makeloveland.com.

3. Survey properties

Download the Loveland Survey App for iPhone or Android to photograph to photograph and survey properties from the field. Each city starts with a Sandbox Survey where you can test out sending pictures and information to the public map. Watch out for official citywide and neighborhood surveys, and if you want to start your own public survey, email team@makeloveland.com.

But wait. Are you one of the 96 out of 100 Americans who doesn't live in the great state of Ohio? Would you like to see these kinds of mapping capabilities in your city or state? Let us know. We're looking for a few more cities (or towns or counties or states) to work with this year. You can reach us at team@makeloveland.com.

All the best from Detroit, land of enchantment (with all due respect to New Mexico),



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