Site Control

by Loveland Technologies

The world's best property mapping and surveying software

Site Control makes it easy to work with property information from your desk or from the field. Learn about our product features and customer case studies below.

Create Parcel Maps

Make beautiful parcel maps — no GIS experience required — then gain insights, fast. Site Control comes pre-loaded with more than 133 million parcels covering more than 60% of the United States with ownership and basic assessment information, and lets you add and you query data with the click of a button. Querying helps you dive deep into your data and uncover patterns by visualizing where things are, what they are near, who owns them, and more!

Survey Property

Our survey editor makes it easy to write your own multiple choice or open-ended survey questions. Then use the LOVELAND App (available for iOS and Android) to survey properties in the field, or add information to your map right from your computer with Desktop Surveying. Data collected in the field hits your Site Control account LIVE — no need for digitizing, downloading, or uploading results.

Collaborate & Share With Your Team

Your Site Control account and the data you put in it are completely private and secure. You have full control over who can access the maps and data you create. Share maps and data with your team members and colleagues. If you want to publish maps, you can do that too: Site Control maps can be published on a “read only” basis, and you can embed them in webpages.

Import & Export Data & Maps

We believe that data should never be stuck in silos. Import your own parcel datasets (CSV or Excel), or integrate data from your local open data portal. All you have to do is drag-and-drop a file or copy-and-paste a link. If you need to work with Site Control data in other programs, you can export data as a spreadsheet, shapefile, and more.

Case Studies

How a few of our customers use Site Control in their work

Citywide Surveys

Motor City Mapping

LOVELAND Technologies teamed up with Data Driven Detroit and Rock Ventures and used our Site Control software to survey the 139 square miles of Detroit. In a project called Motor City Mapping, Site Control and the LOVELAND App enabled 150+ Detroiters to survey 400,000 properties in just 35 days of surveying. An unprecedented project, Motor City Mapping informed land use planning while Detroit went through the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. It helped the city, investors, and neighborhood groups address everything from real estate development to hundreds of millions of dollars worth of blight removal and demolition.

"It's really, truly one of the most remarkable pieces of technology I've ever seen, the way the user interface works."
Dan Gilbert, Quicken Loans founder/chairman, one of Detroit’s most active developers, and a co-chair of Detroit's Blight Removal Task Force

Cleveland, Ohio

After surveying six cities with a different mapping platform, Thriving Communities Institute (TCI) in Cleveland, Ohio switched to Site Control because of the reliability and stability of our technology, as well as the user-friendly interface. TCI then used Site Control to survey every property in Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio.

"[Site Control] does a lot more. It's a lot more sophisticated. It uses the cloud, it has great report making capacity. It's just much more nimble, it's more agile."
Jim Rokakis, Director of Thriving Communities Institute

Neighborhood Groups

Focus:HOPE used LOVELAND tools to create maps, work plans, and strategize for a three-day event where thousands of volunteers worked on a beautifying initiative. They also utilized the LOVELAND app to to document progress during the event. View a video that documented this initiative
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation annually surveys properties in their service area and use this data to identify, track, and map vacant properties. They also use Site Control to record the property intervention performed by the Vacant Property Task Force operating in their neighborhood.
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group used LOVELAND software to survey the Bloomfield neighborhood in Pittsburgh. The data collected will help local nonprofits and residents connect with resources that will improve and repair homes and lead to a more sustainable neighborhood for everyone. Read more about this project here

Government Departments

Detroit Water and Sewage Department uses Site Control to keep track of which houses have received notices for late payments and other warnings.

The Wayne County Treasurer used LOVELAND tools to survey foreclosed homes and collect useful data that can inform future policies and programs. The Treasurer also uses Site Control to help plan and implement initiatives designed to stabilize neighborhoods.

Researchers

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro used Site Control to collect occupancy and condition data for every parcel in several census blocks in North Carolina. They combined this with social, economic, and demographic data to create a market segmentation index that provides insight on how these neighborhoods could move forward.

Students and faculty at San Jose State University used Site Control to collect data on historic architecture styles in San Jose, CA. They surveyed hundreds of properties in nine different neighborhoods, identifying more than a dozen prominent architectural styles. Read our blog post to learn more

Economic Developments

Downtown Detroit Partnership uses Site Control to survey properties in their service area and manage properties in their business improvement district. These tools allow them to easily collect and organize information on a large number of properties in one easy-to-use space.

The Collabanooga team used Site Control to visualize Chattanooga's recently adopted Form-Based Code. Their Site Control map revealed an inconsistency in sidewalk width specification within the downtown Innovation District, and informed their suggestion to widen sidewalks within the District.

Land Banks

The Greater Syracuse Land Bank uses Site Control to visualize property data and track their inventory and sales.

The Detroit Land Bank Authority uses Site Control to survey and manage all of the properties in their inventory. This data helps them determine whether the homes should be demolished or renovated.

Disaster Relief & Management

Friends of Rockaway used Site Control to assess repair needs of hurricane-damaged homes in Rockaway Beach, NY. Their surveyors went door-to-door with LOVELAND's tools to interview homeowners and collect data on remaining damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. Read our blog post to learn more about this project
Detroit Fire Survey: LOVELAND surveyors visited, photographed, and assessed every structure-damaging fire in the city of Detroit in 2015 using Site Control. This data was used to identify characteristics that increased the likelihood of residential structures catching fire and then find properties in the city that fit this criteria.
Portland, MI Survey: LOVELAND sent a crew to Portland, MI to survey parcels in and around the path of damage left by a tornado. Surveyors assessed the level of damage for each property and the resulting map showed where the parcels most damaged by the tornado were located.

Environmental

The Delray Community Benefits Coalition used structure and ownership data that was pre-loaded into Site Control to identify where publicly-owned land might be easily assembled. This information was used to determine target areas for green buffers.

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy uses Site Control to collect, visualize, and analyze parcel-based information. This information is shared with collaborators in an interactive map in order to operate, maintain, and develop the Detroit Riverfront and nearby green spaces.

Real Estate

Detroit Denovo, a Detroit-based real estate company, uses Site Control to research and plan investments, target parcels for acquisition, and track properties they own.

The Lansing Medical Cannabis Guild used Site Control to find properties that could become medicinal marijuana dispensaries within the restraints set by recent legislation. They imported information and created maps that spatially visualized these locations within the city of Lansing, MI.