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Ground Elevation

There are times when the footprint of a building is not enough for your analysis and you need to understand the ground the building stands on. Ground elevation is critical in the flood industry, risk assessment, and many others. In order to have the most accurate analysis and understanding of the building you are assessing, you need to have the most accurate elevation data. 

At BuildingFootprintUSA, our elevation data is at a 1m resolution or higher to assure that it is as accurate as possible and above all, the best on the market. We take the elevation of the entire building and break it down by maximum, minimum, and average, allowing you to quickly and easily see the full picture of the building.

 

We simplify this in a way so that you are able to merge our height data with our other datasets so that you’re not only seeing the ground the building is standing on, but the addresses, height, and even business information all in one table. 

In this example, you can see a building that is near the blue flood zone, though it has a minimum elevation of 1.9m and a maximum of 2.2m. In comparison with it’s neighbor’s minimum of 1.2m and maximum of 2.2m a much larger gradient. Though only about 100 feet apart, these two houses could look drastically different after a natural disaster. 

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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Building Height

Building Height

Height data enhances your understanding of what is within each structure and takes your analysis from 2D to 3D.

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COPE Data

COPE Data

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

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Want to go beyond the minimum, maximum, and average elevation?

Check out our Perimeter Ground Elevation product.

Whether you are doing the analysis yourself or supplying this data to another user, ensure that you are supporting the most accurate analysis possible, by truly seeing every aspect of every building. Start a conversation with us today.

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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 lightboxre.com.

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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