Collecting property data with our Survey tool
Regrid users with Pro or Team accounts can create custom surveys and go into their cities and neighborhoods equipped with the Regrid Property App to take pictures and answer questions about property. The data and photography collected is attached to the parcels surveyed and saved privately in your regrid.com account, where you can use it to build maps and make decisions supported by the latest information collected on the ground.
Here’s how to get started with your very own property survey:
Navigate to the website app.regrid.com and choose the project you’d like to start your survey in. Once in the Project, click on “Survey” and then “Editor” in the sidebar to start building your survey, or add questions from premade surveys.
Use the survey editor to create your questions and set up the logic. A quick video tutorial on question setup can be found here.
If you haven’t already, now’s the time to download the Regrid Property App on your surveying device. A smart phone, tablet, etc will work. The Regrid App is available for iOS and Android devices on the App Store and the Google Play Store, respectively.
When you’re ready to start surveying property, open up the Regrid Property App on your smartphone and log in using your Regrid credentials. This will be the same login info that you used to log in to app.regrid.com in Step 1.
Tap the menu icon up in the top left of the screen. Tap the ‘survey mode’ toggle to turn on Surveyor Mode, then choose the project that you’d like to survey in.
To collect data, tap the outline of the parcel you want to survey. The outline of the parcel you’ve selected will highlight, and its preview information will appear at the bottom of the screen. Swipe the preview information up to display more info about the property, if needed. When you’re ready to survey, tap the “Survey” button.
Answer your survey questions by tapping the appropriate option(s) for the property you’re surveying.
When you’ve reached the end of your survey questions, you’ll see two buttons: “Submit” or “Add Another Photo”. If you’d like to add additional photos, tap “Add Another Photo” to keep taking pictures. When you’re ready to send your survey and its data and photography, tap “Submit”. You’re done! You can check on the submission status of your posts in the Posts tab, found in the bottom right toolbar on the app.
Back on a computer (ie app.regrid.com), you can navigate in the Project to the region you were surveying and click any highlighted parcel (denoting properties you’ve surveyed) to see the imagery and data. Or, you can click the “Feed” icon on the sidebar to see a chronological stream of all the information you’ve collected in the project.
Note: Once a property has an associated survey with it, a viewer on the desktop site is provided with a variety of quality control options. This gives you the option to approve or flag individual posts, if you’re working on a large survey and verifying survey data as it comes in.