New Resources: Land Glide App & Tiara: The Internet Archive Research Assistant

  • LandGlide

    LandGlide is the most comprehensive parcel data mobile app. Using GPS technology to pinpoint your exact location, you can explore maps and access 150 million parcel records in over 3,000 counties – covering more than 95% of the U.S. population.

    Simple to use on your smartphone or tablet, just hover over a property and LandGlide displays the property’s owner, address, boundaries, parcel ID, sale price, school district and more. Within the intuitive interface, there is the ability to drop a pin to save the property, add notes by property, and export your saved properties – even when not connected to a network using offline mode.

    With continual updates to the data and GPS location-based technology, LandGlide has become an important tool for the real estate, utility, energy, outdoor recreation, insurance, forestry, delivery and emergency, industries.

    Try LandGlide free for seven days! At the end of your free trial, you can choose to subscribe monthly for $9.99 or yearly for $99.99. If you choose to subscribe, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions will automatically renew 24-hours prior to the end of the current billing cycle of your choice (monthly or yearly). Manage your subscription settings on your device’s Account Settings.

    tiara – The Internet Archive Research Assistant

    Searches Internet Archive using its full text search for new items matching the keywords you specify. Run this script once a day via crontab for daily updates about new items relevant to your ongoing research subjects. It keeps track of the items it has already found, so will only alert you to new-to-you items. The script outputs its findings to an html file, and optionally emails that file to you via SendGrid or your system mail (eg Sendmail or Postfix).

    Put your keywords in searchlist.txt, one search term per line. Very general terms (like “dogs”) provide too many daily hits to be useful. More specific phrases work better.

    Dependency: Internet Archive command line tool (Install with pip install internetarchive) The script also requires read-write access to the directory it lives in.

    Issue: Internet Archive cannot generate thumbnails for all items. In these cases, you may see a broken image icon. Issue: Internet Archive’s full text search doesn’t seem to allow exact phrase matching. So a search for “Pliny The Elder” may turn up items mentioning Pliny The Younger, or with “Pliny” on one page and “elder” on another.

    Both are available in the Data resources section

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