With parcels on your map, you can change the inspection status of each parcel. That change is shown on the map, letting you see how much of the job your team has inspected.

There are two ways to show parcels on a map. Parcel Outlines and Points.

Parcel outlines

Points


What you’ll see for each option is different.

  • For Parcel Outlines, you’ll see a shaded-in outline of the parcel that changes color when you change parcel inspection status, building outlines, and usually an address.
  • For Points, you’ll see a pin showing the address that changes color based on parcel status, and building outlines.

Which option you see depends on the data that you give us. Generally speaking: 

  • If you input GIS data of parcel outlines associated with addresses and a list of addresses, you’ll get Parcel Outlines. You can also convert Points to Parcel Outlines.
  • If you input GIS data without addresses, you’ll see parcels without addresses, regardless of whether you include a list of addresses
  • If you input a list of addresses only then you get Points.
  • If you input only a map of the area in which you’ll be inspecting, you’ll see only building outlines and no parcels.

Here’s what you need to include for those files mentioned above

  1. GIS file with addresses: parcel geometry for only the parcels you’ll be inspecting, with address data associated to the parcels. Accepted file formats include SHP, GDB, and GeoJSON.
  2. GIS file without addresses: parcel geometry for only the parcels you’ll be inspecting. Accepted file formats include SHP, GDB, and GeoJSON.
  3. List of addresses: spreadsheet including the building number, street name, city, state abbreviation, and ZIP code for each address. If you don’t have an address but do have a parcel ID for some parcels, please include the parcel ID as a separate column in the spreadsheet. Accepted file formats are .xlsx and .csv.
  4. Only building outlines: PDF, JPG, or PNG showing where the boundaries of the inspection area are.

You can create maps with parcel points on your own, following these instructions.

To get parcel outlines on your map, you can convert Points to Parcel Outlines. Alternatively, you can send an email to support@unearthlabs.com. In that email, please include

  • What you want to see on your new site
  • The appropriate files for what you want to see, as discussed in this article

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