Why Parcel Data Matters? - All About Parcel Data #1
***This blog is a part of the "All About Parcel Data" series.***
Why does parcel data matter?
For starters, tirelessly collecting, cleaning, and standardizing such a comprehensive dataset of ~152 million parcels across the country is no small feat. Takes years of tenacious effort, a combination of some level of tested/trusted automation but a lot of manual Qc’ing and continuous improvements of the data on a monthly basis. A mammoth task, one that’s best left to the experts - aka the incredible Regrid Data Team!
Secondly and most importantly, normalizing such a massive disparate raw dataset is really the hardest part of this process. We do rely on a very robust set of open source geo tools like PostGIS, QGIS, and GDAL. There’s still a lot of manual work backed by the judgment and experience of our parcel team.
And finally, this data while is technically public data, doesn’t necessarily mean open data and freely available for download. And with 3,200 counties nationwide, one can imagine what might go into acquiring this data before we can weave our magic into it.
Learn more about our Nationwide Parcel Data, our schema, pricing and coverage here.
Regrid is an industry-leading property data and location intelligence company. We serve an array of industries that require land parcels and spatial data at scale, including real estate, insurance, energy, infrastructure, agriculture, logistics, and government.