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US Parcel Boundary Tile Layer Now Available

We are pleased to announce the US Parcel Boundary tile layer as a new addition to Esri Premium Content. Made available in collaboration with Esri partner, Regrid, users can access this new feature directly through the ArcGIS Living Atlas, saving time on research, procurement, and sourcing. This layer will be regularly updated and covers urban, suburban, and rural areas in the United States, providing a complete view of land parcel distribution. As curated content, this layer works seamlessly with ArcGIS, ensuring compatibility with other data layers for smooth visualization, query, and source data access. 

 

What are Parcel Boundaries and Why Do They Matter?  

Parcel boundaries, also known as cadastral boundaries, represent the defined edges of land borders on a map. Parcels are represented by property lines and polygons, which contain attribute information used to understand the physical, financial, legal, and environmental aspects of a given property. The boundary lines of parcels are established through official processes, which include surveys, legal, and official government records, ensuring their accuracy and reliability. This formal validation makes them a valuable and authoritative layer to facilitate property transactions, taxation, land management, and the enforcement of property rights and usage. 

 

Aerial view of a suburb showing land demarcation

 

Uniting Parcels and ArcGIS 

ArcGIS enhances the utilization of parcel data through accurate and advanced spatial analysis, integration with diverse datasets, and contextual visualization. This allows users to empower and facilitate their work to reveal patterns and relationships that are not immediately evident in traditional analysis or tabular data.  

Here are some examples of the markets where this data can be readily applied for more insightful analysis:  

 

Tri-colored image showing aerial view of a land area

 

Getting Started 

Users can utilize ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Pro to search for ‘US Nationwide Parcel Boundaries’. These parcels are accessible to everyone through the ArcGIS Living Atlas. However, for additional functionalities, non-users can sign up for a free trial of ArcGIS Online. 

 

What Can You Do With This Tile Layer?  

Once opened in Map Viewer, users can explore the tile layer for their areas of interest, add the layer to their web maps and apps and share with other members of their own organization or the public. While exploring, users can click on a parcel in the tile layer to view a pop-up with basic attributes, including:  

By design, tile layers allow users to display large datasets and other geographic information efficiently, especially over the web.  Additionally, users have the following options available to them:   

 

Tile layers showing data for San Diego

 

Want More Attributes? No Problem!

Users who are interested in more attributes can click on the links found within the pop-ups These links will lead them to an online datastore where Esri and Regrid have partnered to provide nationwide land parcel data to the ArcGIS User community. Here users will have the option to purchase parcel boundaries that contain a wider array of attributes, such as zoning, vacancy, land-use, flood zones and other characteristics.  

 

A map of some parts of the us on the right side and text about the Esri Regrid Data store
The Regrid Data Store for the ArcGIS User Community
A map of some parts of the us on the right side and text about the Esri Regrid Data store
Parcel Data for California, United States
A map of some parts of the us on the right side and text about the Esri Regrid Data store
Parcel Data for San Diego County, California

 

Stay Tuned-in 

We will be sharing more parcel-focused updates soon, so stay connected.  Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or feedback.  

 

Thank you! 

Thank you to Esri partner, Regrid for supporting ArcGIS users.  Through their partnership with Esri, Regrid has extended their data and innovation by supporting the availability and distribution of this valuable data. This collaboration highlights how Esri partners can play a pivotal role in broadening the use of ArcGIS and the advancement of GIS.    

 

 

About Regrid 

Regrid is an industry-leading property data and location intelligence company, serving an array of industries that require land parcels and spatial data at scale, including real estate, insurance, energy, infrastructure, agriculture, logistics, and government. Learn more about Regrid and their products at  regrid.com 

 

About the authors

Lauri is a Senior Product Manager on the Data and Location Services products team, who focuses on new data offerings. She has a background in GIS, data analysis, and modeling. If you have any questions about data, always feel free to reach out and she will help.

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