April 16, 2020 | IN Blog

New Data Release – April 2020!

The COVID-19 epidemic has given us even more time on building new and (we hope!) interesting data for our customers.

 

Today, we’ve added a number of new datasets, as well as updated some existing data. It’s the first wave of several – we’ve got a lot coming down the API pipe over the next several weeks.

 

Snow Load – A vexing issue among our clients with cold weather exposure is sudden roof collapse when snow occurs. Our Snow Load determines the risk of a property suffering structural roof failure due to snow load. Snow load operates on a 1-10 scale and is also accompanied by HazardHub A-F grades. If you’re concerned about catastrophic snow load, this is the variable for you. Here’s how it looks in the API return –

hh_snow_load: {

  • score: “D”,
  • text: “High”,
  • desc: “Possible roof failure if winter snowfall significantly above normal”,
  • scale: 10

School District – We launched a national database of School Districts, including those areas where the grade schools are in one district and the high school is in a separate district (aka – “split districts”)

For our property characteristic data, we’ve added the following data elements –

(from the assessor files)

Condo_Project_Bldg_Name: Name of the property condominium project (if available)

Building Class: Some assessors will include the class of property, with the following guidelines. For now we will publish the text for each class and will look to add the grade. Note – it’s got limited coverage.

(from our property transaction data)

in_association_yn: Yes or no, is the property in a homeowners association

in_association_features: what are some of the features of the association

  • in_association_features: “Spa, Pool, Barbeque, Club House”,
  • in_association_yn: “YES”,

Fire Hydrant Locations – We are now just shy of 10.7 million fire hydrant locations! We envision getting to 11 million by the summer.

Fire Station Data – We’re in the process of going over this data with an even fine-toothed comb than usual, giving you the most accurate fire station data available.

This is the first part of our data updates this month. If you’re an API customer, these elements are now live in your feed!