Building Height

Throughout your analysis you may need to gain deeper insight into any number of variables about building. From a structure’s exact location to the businesses that are within, it is no surprise that we are able to provide all this information and more. At the end of the day, if you aren’t getting a true accurate building height, then your analysis is ultimately limited to 2D. 

From urban cities to rural towns, our height data enhances your understanding of what is within each structure and takes your analysis from 2D to 3D. Existing techniques will calculate the height of skyscrapers based on the number of stories or suite numbers, this only generates inaccurate data. At BuildingFootprintUSA we source all of our height data from Lidar or local sources and run a series of tests to ensure its quality. Whether you are summarizing statistics for an entire city or focusing on one building at a time, accuracy is key within your height analysis.

In this example you can see a number of buildings, all with multiple addresses and businesses listed. While we understand what is on paper for these buildings, it’s not until we add their height, that you can see that one of these buildings is the tallest building in the United States. 

Ground Elevation

Ground Elevation

Address Data, Height Data, and Business Information all in one.

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Perimeter Ground Elevation

Perimeter Ground Elevation

Elevation level at each of the vertexes of our building footprints, creating a deeper analysis and better understanding of each building.

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COPE data are the building blocks of underwriting and managing portfolio risk for the Insurance industry.

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Without height data, your data is missing a key element.

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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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