GreenEarth Landscaping

Automates Property Measurements

Pioneer - Krystin Freed

Location - Freeport, Florida

SiteRecon adoption - January 2021

Source of measurements before SiteRecon - Go iLawn®, Google Earth, Site Visits

Key benefit - Saved 200 hours in two months by doing takeoffs on autopilot using SiteRecon

                    *Go iLawn® is a registered trademark owned by GIS Dynamics

Initial Skepticism and now - Its impressive, it proved me wrong!

"It was a program I have never heard about, I have been old fashioned with AutoCAD, Google Earth and site visits so I was not sure how accurate it would be."

Context - Krystin talks about how she found out about SiteRecon and her thoughts when she heard about it for the first time.

Before and after SiteRecon

Before -

  1. Online measurement softwares have old imagery (including paid ones that are popular uses)
  2. As a result, had to schedule half-day long site visits to do takeoffs
  3. Can't be in office so work backlog starts to accumulate

After -

  1. Latest imagery for sites constructed in the last 1 year is available
  2. So site visits not always necessary for new properties
  3. Staying ahead of task load

Context - Before SiteRecon, properties were measured on online software or directly through site visits when images weren't updated.

Time do to takeoffs = Time to do estimate

Before - Doing takeoff takes 3x time compared to estimates.

After - It takes the same amount of time. Now, Krystin just needs to review the maps and in some cases visit the to map out irrigation network.

Context - Time to estimate went down from 5-10 days to 2-3 days after adoption of SiteRecon, enabling sales team to qualify leads faster and have smarter conversations with

Support sales and ops with higher value deliverables - 1

With more time on hand now, Krystin can -

  1. Do a deep dive on larger projects she is estimating
  2. Knock out enhancement estimates faster
  3. Producing high value assets instead of doodling all day on a computer screen to do takeoffs

Context - Before SiteRecon, properties were measured manually on online software or directly through site visits

Support sales and ops with higher value deliverables - 2

  1. Participate in project kick offs,
  2. Help out teams in field
  3. Raising the bar for the contribution done by the estimating position for the team.

And in the future, Krystin can support more sales reps.

Context - Before SiteRecon, properties were measured manually on online software or directly through site visits

The nuts and bolts of improving accuracy

  1. The software doesn't miss anything
  2. polygon boundary covers the assets tightly and
  3. The boundaries are snapped so do not overlap

Result - The maintenance team & crews can work with tighter estimates; Sales team gets accurate quotes

Context - Doodling on screen for hours to map a property and adding miles to the work truck or personal car is not estimating

A new tango between the sales and estimating

  1. Faster turnaround to get back to clients faster
  2. Accuracy ensures apples to apples comparison
  3. Create the estimate right in one go, get rid of the back and forth

Krystin's 2 cents for Estimators industry

"Its a great program that's constantly improving"

"Would definitely recommend it if they're like...man, i can't just sit here measuring things all the time"

"Almost eliminates the tedious processes so that you can focus on the bigger picture of work"

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Nate Hyde, VP Sales

Greenscape, Inc

Daniel Currin, CEO

SiteRecon automates property measurements for...

Snow management

Parking lots, sidewalks and pavement surface areas for snow plowing and de-icing estimations

Lawn care

Turf, hard edges and soft edges for lawn care, irrigation and fertilization

Shrub care

Beds and pruning surface areas for shrub care

Tree care

Tree count and height for estimating tree care operations

How to automate property measurements now

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What is SiteRecon?

SiteRecon is an end-to-end, fully automated property measurement solution. It is an online platform that measures the properties for you. It has no drawing tool or editing tool on it.

It has a button - 'Get Measurements' - that creates orders to generate property measurements.

All you need to do is input the address, select the features to measure and press that button - SiteRecon pulls the property outline and high resolution aerial imagery; measures the property, checks for quality and delivers the data.

Result - fully automated property measurements.

How does SiteRecon automate property measurements?

SiteRecon delivers the following assets at the click-of-a-button in a few hours

Latest high definition aerial image

(delivered in a few seconds with the property outline)

Total measurements in an excel

A map of all the features measured

What can I measure with SiteRecon?

You can measure standard features such as surface area of turf, beds, sidewalks, parking lots; length of soft edges and hard edges; count of trees and palm trees.

  1. This is the list of 18 property features you can measure on SiteRecon - https://www.notion.so/Types-of-feature-731dc79b05404a0fa4e153efcf722d6b
  2. Higher-order features such as surface area of shrubs, slop of turf and height of trees are measured on request.

How accurate is it?

  1. Map outlines are accurate within 7 cms of their actual position on the ground. Measurement numbers are extracted using these map outlines.
  2. You can get similar accuracy from a property survey is someone moves the measuring wheel exactly along the boundary of the parking lot on the property. And then repeat the exercise of turf, beds and all other features that you measure

SiteRecon users have verified the measurements through site visits and you can see their testimonial in the case study videos.

How does SiteRecon handle a property covered by trees?

SiteRecon combines different sources of imagery to get the most complete picture of the site -

  1. Leaf-off imagery collected during winters to see through tree canopies
  2. Street imagery to get a view from ground

The above sources are combined with the latest high resolution aerial imagery of the site to extract measurements.

Can SiteRecon measure a property that was recently constructed?

Yes. SiteRecon access the best-in-class aerial imagery from Nearmap to extract measurements. Nearmap imagery is collected over 370 cities within the last 4-9 months. The collection frequency depends on how big your city is.

Can SiteRecon measure hundreds of properties in one-go?

Yes. It is possible to place bulk orders on SiteRecon. The customer support team supports you directly with such requests.

This how it works -

  1. Share an excel containing the list of addresses and the measurements needed.
  2. Support team creates the orders if the property is discovered using the address with over 90% confidence.
  3. In cases of lesser confidence, you approve the property parcel outlines and place the order
  4. Properties are mapped at a rate of few dozen per day and the support team follows up to ensure that the data is reviewed and approved.

Is there a restriction on the type of property that SiteRecon measures?

No. SiteRecon supports measurements for -

  1. Residential properties
  2. Commercial properties
  3. HOAs - common areas, private areas
  4. Municipal right-of-ways
  5. Sub-parts of larger properties
  6. Properties outside cities in continental US - in Alaska, Hawaii, Samoa, Canada, Venezuela and Antarctica.

How do I take the measurements to the field for site visits?

You can open SiteRecon app on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets/iPads. As long as you have an internet connection and a mobile in the field, you can access the maps.

How do I share the data with my team and customers?

SiteRecon maps and measurements can be shared as easily as a YouTube video - using a web page link.

If you are a business developer and you want operations managers to visit the site and approve the data, you can use common logins for now. From January, SiteRecon will enable you to share maps with accounts created with the email ids of your organisation.

Who uses the platform? What is their use case?

The most common users of the platform are -

  1. Business developers - ordering measurements while working on opportunities
  2. Estimators - offloading measurement tasks on the platform
  3. Operations managers - verifying the maps and measurements through site visits
  4. Admin and support staff - helping leadership of their companies execute bulk orders on the platform when they decide to move to a business management software like Aspire.

What does the onboarding process looks like?

Once you decide to subscribe, there are five steps to go through -

  1. Signing data license agreement
  2. Paying for platform subscription
  3. Signing up on the platform
  4. Completing the 1-hour training call with SiteRecon team
  5. Ordering first property to measure

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