BuildingFootprintUSA API Beta Coming Soon

BuildingFootprintUSA API Beta – Coming in September!

We are excited to announce that we will be delivering a Beta release of the BuildingFootprintUSA API in September. After gathering invaluable feedback during our Alpha testing we’ve been working on both API and data enhancements in preparation of this Beta release.

The API will deliver best in class data elements that leverage key geospatial concepts like “find the nearest”, defined “radius search” and “distance to” calculations (coast, fire station, fire hydrant, etc.). 

Available “Building Level” Data Elements

  • Complete addressing and geocoding (rooftop, single family residences, multi dwelling units, campus locations, residential/business classification)
  • Building footprint polygons
  • Building height
  • Detailed elevation (Ground Elevation, Perimeter Ground Elevation, First Floor Elevation)
  • Detailed structure information and characteristics (Building square footage, year built, construction type, number of stories, roof insights)
  • Firmographics and occupancy (Commercial business type/classification, business revenue, business employee count, business year established, etc.)
  • Micro-demographics (Age, Income, Education, Occupation, etc.)
  • Real property sales, tax, ownership information
  • Location level hazard data 

BFUSA API Differentiation

  • Delivers the EXACT location of every building
  • Unique details about the buildings, combined with area attributes
  • Easy to use – within seconds you can determine valuable building centric insights 
  • Client is in control – consume what you want, when you want, within your budget
  • You don’t need to be a geospatial expert to get building level insights

Contact us to schedule a demo and get on the Beta Partner Program list for early access and special pricing incentives.


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LightBox acquires industry leader BuildingFootprintUSA™

IRVINE, CA – February 1, 2021 – LightBox, a leading provider of commercial real estate data and workflow solutions, announced the acquisition of BuildingFootprintUSA™, the premier provider of building and structure boundaries for location analytics. With this acquisition, LightBox will immediately make building footprints available to its customers.

Connecting BuildingFootprintUSA datasets to LightBox data will create the industry’s only fully integrated parcel, building structure, and property attribute datasets for comprehensive location intelligence across the commercial real estate, telecommunications, routing & logistics, and insurance markets, as well as the broader geospatial ecosystem.

“This acquisition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovation that serves the commercial real estate ecosystem. We’re looking to replace existing information silos with industry standard linked datasets. Our parcels and property data will now be integrated with rooftop-level geocodes, addresses, and boundaries,” said LightBox CEO, Eric Frank. “We strongly believe the future is one of connected datasets and we want to drive this change for the commercial real estate industry in the US and Canada.”

BuildingFootprintUSA was founded in 2016 in Albany, New York. The company serves customers of all size within commercial real estate, telecommunications, insurance, and mapping solutions with high-accuracy location data to facilitate accurate site selection, routing, spatial analysis and data visualization. Customers leverage building geometry, height, and ground elevation data to assist in determining potential flood risks, expanding broadband connectivity, policy planning for safety and security, and broader geospatial analytics.

“Joining LightBox gives us an exciting opportunity to grow and deliver our data and solutions to a broader segment of the commercial real estate market in the US and Canada,” said Karl Urich, founder and president of BuildingFootprintUSA. “By combining our datasets with those of LightBox, we will be able to offer the most accurate boundary, address, and geocoding dataset available.”

To learn more about how you can begin leveraging solutions that combine the best of BuildingFootprintUSA and LightBox today, please visit

LightBox is building the world’s leading real estate information and technology platform. LightBox customers comprise all types of enterprises needing authoritative real estate data and workflow solutions, including brokers, developers, investors, lenders, insurers, environmental consultants, corporations, technology companies, and valuation professionals. LightBox is backed by Silver Lake and Battery Ventures.

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At BFUSA LightBox, we develop next-generation geolocation data centered on the built environment — where people live, work, shop, and play. Our hyper-accurate building and address data helps customers make critical decisions that are highly dependent on location. Learn more about BFUSA.

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