BuildingFootprintUSA API Coming Soon

The BuildingFootprintUSA API – Coming Soon!

The BuildingFootprintUSA API and Developer Portal will soft launch an Alpha release in early June.  The BFUSA API is a new way for clients to access the billions of data points available from BuildingFootprintUSA. The platform is designed to make it easy for clients to:

  • Explore our data and API at their own pace
  • Learn about what’s available and where
  • Test how it will work in your applications
  • Decide on the licensing level that fits your needs

The API offers consistent access to the data needed to build solutions for insurance, telecommunications, financial services, government, commercial and residential real estate needs as well as many other industries.


Key benefits for the developer:

  1. One API opens access to everything BuildingFootprintUSA has to offer
  2. One portal to find the core data required to build many solutions
  3. One place for documentation, data dictionaries, API testing, support, examples and more


Key benefits for the business:

  1. Full access to all data options with a-la-carte pricing to fit any budget
  2. Full visibility into data usage, what is working and what is not to help drive better decisions
  3. An open door to see new and cutting-edge data from our growing partner network


Please contact us to learn more, and let us know if you’re interested in participating in our Beta partner program. 

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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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