Broadband Mapping

Closing the Digital Divide

API solutions to assist in understanding broadband serviceability





A robust address universe, with the highest locational accuracy, linked to rich attribution, to solve your business needs.

LightBox layers
  • Access to the most reliable location and property data including parcels, building footprints, addresses, tax and deed data, zoning information, residential and business usage, business unit counts, and more.
  • Built on a consistent data model for straightforward data onboarding and integration.
  • LightBox uses over 5000 data sources to continuously deliver high-accuracy data for all 50 states, Washington D.C, and U.S. territories.
  • Solves for needs that require a high level of fidelity and location accuracy over a large area, including rural regions.
  • Largest nationwide collection of parcel boundaries and building footprints, as well as secondary addresses for both residences and businesses.

APIs built for broadband workflows

LightBox's experience helps you create workflows to analyze data and bridge the Digital Divide.

  • State broadband offices can engage ISPs to map their coverage areas using SmartFabric through LightBox APIs.
  • Determine locations, residence counts, and business counts of unserved areas.
  • Create plans for grant programs to incentivize build-out.
  • Publish results to legislative, technology, and citizen stakeholders.
Broadband workflows


Benefits of using LightBox APIs within your workflows

Secure, lightweight, powerful APIs that are available 24/7.

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  • Access to the SmartFabric universe through easy-to-implement RESTful APIs.
  • Free up your data team to optimize their time and let LightBox do the heavy data processing, normalization, and management of core datasets.
  • Relationships between addresses, parcels, assessment and other layers is built into the LightBox APIs using the LightBox IDs.
  • Continuous access to the most current data available.
  • Add SmartFabric data to your mapping applications.

APIs included within the SmartFabric Broadband Solution

Access to the LightBox core APIs to support your broadband needs.

Geocoder API

  • The LightBox Geocoder enables connections from an address to the SmartFabric record.
  • The geocoder identifies how well it matched to the input address with a multi-factor confidence score, allowing your application to be confident in the address it returned.
  • Not only will the LightBox Geocoder return the coordinates, it also returns a precision code that identifies how accurate the location is (rooftop, parcel centroid, etc.)
  • Connectivity is built into the LightBox Geocoder. Each response will include LightBox IDs that link back to parcels, assessment, structures, and location data. 
  • The autocomplete endpoint makes type-ahead easy for your end users.
  • Reverse geocoding is supported. If you have a point location rather than an address, we will return one or more addresses that are closest to that point location.
  • The response includes the parsed address components, along with the address, city, state, and country. 

Parcels API

  • API endpoints work with the SmartFabric Parcel layer.
  • Access to the Parcel boundary and key parcel attributes.
  • Understand the complete lot(s) with adjacent-ownership search.
  • Identify a parcel using a geometry, address, or any one of the LightBox IDs.
  • Add Parcel boundaries and interactivity to your mapping applications.

Assessments API

  • API endpoints work with the SmartFabric Assessment layer. 
  • Access to ownership, address, building characteristics, zoning, lot size, sales information. and much more.
  • Identify an assessor record using a geometry, address, or any one of the LightBox IDs.
  • Add Assessment points and interactivity to your mapping applications.

Addresses API

  • API endpoints work with the SmartFabric  Address layer.
  • Access the complete address universe that fuels the LightBox Geocoder.
  • The ability to ask for all the addresses that are related to a Parcel, Structure, LocationInfo, or Assessment record.
  • Understand if the address is a business or a residence, or if it is primary or a secondary address.
  • Add address points and interactivity to your mapping applications.
  • Connectivity is returned with LightBox IDs from the Parcel, Structure, Assessment, and LocationInfo records related to the returned address.

Structures API

  • API endpoints work with the SmartFabric Structure layer.
  • Return all structures that are on a parcel, assessment, or address using any one of the LightBox IDs.
  • Return ground elevation, building height, square footage and the geometry that makes up the first-floor footprint.
  • Add structure polygons and interactivity to your mapping applications.

    Additional APIs that can be added to your subscription

    Supporting APIs help to further realize the broadband potential.

    LocationInfo API

    • API endpoints work with the SmartFabric Location layer.
    • Each LocationInfo object contains the number of residential units, business units, and whether it is a broadband-serviceable location or not.
    • Identify a LocationInfo object using a geometry, address, or any one of the LightBox IDs.
    • Add LocationInfo points and interactivity to your mapping applications.


    Builder Sites API

    • Access to the top 350 residential builders currently developing sites.
    • Early signal to new residential development.
    • Data to help with market sizing and market expansion efforts.
    • Provides builder name, community/subdivision name, min & max square feet, anticipated listing price ranges, type of homes being built, builder URL, subdivision URL, and completion status data.
    • Add builder site points and interactivity to your mapping applications.

    Zoning API

    • Gain a more complete picture of parcel data with deeper data from a single source.
    • Provides zoning code, floor area ratio, setback requirements, building height, and more.
    • Each zoning record returns a URL back to the municipality's ordinance.


    APIs included with this solution

    Additional add on APIs