The Onboard Developer Platform gives application developers fresh and accurate local and property content to easily build your next solution or enhancement. There are four categories of APIs available free of charge for up to 90 days.


PROPERTY API

The Property API includes 150 million property records, 94+ million valuations (AVM), 97+ million Historical Sales, and 100,ooo sales transactions which is updated weekly.

Usage

The API follows REST principles allowing you to use GET and POST methods to search data. Responses are available as either XML or JSON.

Data

The data provided in the API is from CoreLogic and derived from county public records. It includes the most up-to-date data publicly available from the counties that publish it.

 

Data Type Update Frequency Approx. Count
Property Records Monthly by county 150M
Assessment / Tax Monthly by county 150M
Valuations (AVM) Monthly national 94+ million
Historical Sales Total national 97+ million
Sales Transactions Weekly updates 100+ thousand



COMMUNITY API

The Community API allows gives access to in-depth Community demographic information at multiple geographic levels. There are currently over 360 data points through the API. Data is aggregated from a variety of public and private sources and providers. Geographic aggregations through the API occur at the Neighborhood, Place, County Subdivision, County, City, Zip and State level. Demographic information can be used with our Schools, Points of Interest and Home Sales Trends to create a dynamic search experience for your clients.

Usage

The Community API works in a simple request/response fashion. Requests are constructed by the client application and sent to the API over HTTP. In addition to the standard search functionality there are also ‘Lookups’ that provide greater insight into the data on the system.

Data

Data is aggregated from a variety of public and private sources and is updated on an annual basis. Data Sources include:

The U.S. Census and other government agencies. USGS, EPA, FBI and local crime agencies. American Community Survey, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, CDC, Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration,Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Federal Housing Finance, IRS, NCES, National Center for Health Statistics, National Parks Service, Social Security, USPS, Mediamark Consumer Survey, Applied Geographic Solutions, School Digger, Niche, CoreLogic.

 

Data Type Description
Population Total Population, Seasonal Population, Population Change and Projections, Age Breakdown, Male/Female, Median Age
Ancestry Ethnic origin and heritage
Ethnicity Race, including history and projections
Languages Primary language spoken in households, including change over time
Education Level of education achieved, Educational Climate Index
Housing Owned/Rented/Vacant, Median Dwelling Age, Median Home Sale Price
Households Total #, Family/Non-Family, Average Size, Median/Average Income, Household Income Breakdown, Expenditures, Net Worth
Income Median by Age Group, Median Disposable Income, Per Capita Income, Median/Average Household Income
Employment Blue Collar vs. White Collar, Employee Count by Role & Industry
Transportation Commute to Work by Type, Average Travel Time to Work
Crime Total Risk and Risk Breakdown by Crime Type
Temperature Average High and Low, Weather Risk Indexes
Miscellaneous Closest sports teams and universities, gross rent estimates – studio to four-bedroom, and more…

 


AREA API

The Area API allows a developer to understand the relationships between various geographic areas (boundaries) that Onboard provides data for. This API contains three primary methods for interacting with Onboard Geographic data:

Area Hierarchy – Allows you to determine all of the areas a specific geographic point falls within.
Area Relationship – Allows you to determine the relationships between two specific types of areas.
Boundary Detail – Allows you to retrieve the coordinate points for a specific boundary.

This API has been updated based on both new data and a new organizational structure for the data. These changes will affect any client using the current API and will therefore be made available in a testing environment for at least 60 days to enable adequate time for changes to be made.

 

Data

Our Area API includes boundary data from Maponics, the United States Postal Service (USPS) as well as selected geographic areas from the Census Bureau’s MAF/TIGER database.

Data Type Update Frequency Approx. Count
ND Maponics Neighborhood Quarterly 40,878
RS Maponics Residential Quarterly 446,843
MY Maponics Metro Quarterly 502
ST State Annual 50+ District of Columbia
CO County Annual 3,233
CB Core Based Statistical Area Annual 929
PL Census Place Annual 29,829
CS County Subdivision Annual 36,387
ZI Zip Code Annual 33,144
PZ postal zip code Annual 32,147

POINTS OF INTEREST API

The Points of Interest (POI) API provides the ability to request public and private establishments in real time, based on a certain location (i.e. Address, Latitude/Longitude). Lookups are provided to further define the over 4 million establishments. All establishments are geocoded so points can easily be displayed on a map.

Data

Our Points of Interest API includes data from Info USA, MCH as well as public sources. This data is updated on a monthly basis.

Business Categories

These are 14 business categories that exist in the Point of Interest API. They are:

  1. ATTRACTIONS – RECREATION
  2. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES
  3. BANKS – FINANCIAL
  4. EATING – DRINKING
  5. EDUCATION
  6. FARM – RANCH
  7. GOVERNMENT – PUBLIC
  8. HEALTH CARE SERVICES
  9. HOSPITALITY
  10. ORGANIZATIONS – ASSOCIATIONS
  11. PERSONAL SERVICES
  12. PET SERVICES
  13. SHOPPING
  14. TRAVEL

Next week, we’ll provide examples of what you can build with each API.  If you’re ready to start developing or want to take a look at our documentation, head to the developer platform today.  If you’d like anymore information on data at Onboard, fill out the form below:

 



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