Highlights From Our Latest Release

Our Latest Data Release

Every release of our data has a theme and our latest quarterly data release has a theme of “Everywhere”. As we looked at all of the improvements that we are making – all of our new coverage and all of our improvements to existing coverage – we found our work is adding high accuracy data everywhere. There are only 4 states (Massachusetts, Maine, Mississippi, Oklahoma) and the District of Columbia that aren’t seeing significant new coverage and updates in this release; undoubtedly they are targets for our next release.

Between our programs that add in new coverage, and our work on adding in additional addressing, our latest release adds over 6 million rooftop accurate address locations.  We continue to draw from the latest high quality addressing datasets from cities, counties and metro areas.  In upcoming releases you will see this number continue to skyrocket.

Our clients in Telco, Real estate and Insurance ask us for more height information and we’re delivering.  We added over 4 million buildings with real height data. We add high accuracy height data to all of our coverage that we are creating from high quality LIDAR.  We are also going back and adding height data to our existing building footprint coverage.  In this release we are adding height attribution to our building footprint fabric in Cook County, IL and Pima County, AZ, which we believe are industry firsts.

It’s not just urban cores that get our attention.  In our latest release you’ll see build-out in Texas in counties such as Scurry County (population 16,703), Live Oak County (population 12,166) and other extensive areas across Texas from the panhandle to the Gulf Coast.  Rural counties are on our radar because important business decisions are being made there; billions of dollars of utility and petroleum industry assets run through these counties and need to be actively managed.  

We have some other exciting announcements on the horizon for ways that our data will be delivered and utilized.  Follow us closely to hear the great news for those who value high accuracy data solutions to solve mission critical business problems!

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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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