Building footprint data — with complete address information and rich attribution — drives the next generation of location intelligence solutions for the telecommunications industry.

Your organization may be planning a 5G network buildout across the nation, starting with key metropolitan areas. Maybe you’re determining how to build out fiber optic service to multi-dwelling units and business location hubs. Or, you might be analyzing your level of service, or dispatching your field force, or marketing your services, or developing emergency response systems — the list of uses cases is long, but all require the most accurate, highly attributed data.

BuildingFootprintUSA™ data solutions provide key attributes that can be used across telecom business problems.

Our data answers questions such as:

  • Where is this address, or addresses? We can give you insight on the complete stack of address information associated with a building — the primary and secondary addresses, the secondary units — along with accurate rooftop geocoding.
  • What is the height of the building? Height data allows you to understand how the size of a building impacts wireless signal strength. Building height and size can be key tools in performing signal loss analyses, developing location-based marketing systems, and designing emergency response solutions. BuildingFootprintUSA™ data contains tens of millions of buildings with height attribution.
  • What is the residential makeup of a building? Insight into the residents — how many people live there and who are they? Identifying multi-dwelling units (MDUs), apartment complexes, and single family homes are all critical components of telecommunications service design, delivery, and operational support.
    BuildingFootprintUSA™ provides that extra insight into the residential component of every building, including the addressing, residential building classification, the demographics of the people inside, and more.
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We can give you the data surrounding real estate developments or complexes that house multiple apartments and condominium units.

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Permit Data

This construction data can give businesses a clearer picture of what the landscape could look like in the near future.

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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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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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