Base Canvas Update: POI & ACS Data

04.19.2021 | Koshy Thomas

UrbanFootprint features the most comprehensive, nationwide land-use database available, and we continually work to make it even better. As part of our ongoing efforts, we update UrbanFootprint’s Base Canvas parcel data every quarter.

With this quarter’s update (pushed live on April 12, 2021), we’ve improved commercial land-use typing in the Base Canvas by updating its underlying point-of-interest (POI) data. We’ve also improved the accuracy of land-use and employment information assigned to parcels with an update to the underlying OpenStreetMap data. Both of these POI datasets are now current as of February 2021.

In addition to POI data, we’ve made updates to improve the recency of:

  • American Community Survey (ACS) data, so it now uses 2019 ACS 5-year estimates of population and household numbers
  • Parcel geometries and attribute data for hundreds of counties across the U.S.

As with any feedback, we welcome your help on improving the Base Canvas. Feel free to ​use this form​ to report incorrectly typed parcels.

At UrbanFootprint, we’re committed to providing you with the highest quality and most currently available data—absolute essentials for robust planning and accurate analysis.

To learn more about using the Base Canvas, check out our​ ​help documentation​.

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