Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Skip to content
This is a Non-Federal dataset covered by different Terms of Use than See Terms

Motor City Mapping, Certified Results, Winter 2013-14 ( Census Tract Aggregation)

Metadata Updated: February 21, 2024

In the fall of 2013, the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force commissioned Data Driven Detroit, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, and LOVELAND Technologies to conduct a survey of every parcel in the City of Detroit. The goal of the survey was to collect data on property condition and vacancy. The effort, called Motor City Mapping, leveraged relationships with the Rock Ventures family of companies and the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation to assemble a dedicated team of over 200 resident surveyors, drivers, and quality control associates. Data collection occurred from December 4, 2013 until February 16, 2014, and the initiative resulted in survey information for over 370,000 parcels of land in the city of Detroit, identifying condition, occupancy, and use. The data were then extensively reviewed by the Motor City Mapping quality control team, a process that concluded on September 30, 2014.

This file contains the official certified results from the Winter 2013/2014 survey, aggregated to 2010 Census Tracts for easy mapping and analysis. The topics covered in the dataset include totals and calculated percentages for parcels in the categories of illegal dumping, fire damage, structural condition, existence of a structure or accessory structure, and improvements on lots without structures.Metadata associated with this file includes field description metadata and a narrative summary documenting the process of creating the dataset.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than See Terms License: Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

Downloads & Resources


Metadata Created Date August 21, 2022
Metadata Updated Date February 21, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from City of Ferndale, Michigan Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 21, 2022
Metadata Updated Date February 21, 2024
Publisher Data Driven Detroit
Data First Published 2014-12-30T16:09:58.000Z
Data Last Modified 2015-05-01T15:08:05.234Z
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Harvest Object Id bc076127-5e8a-4927-ae45-d4daeeed462a
Harvest Source Id 7c55db6f-78c3-4120-a882-c4b8b0b43026
Harvest Source Title City of Ferndale, Michigan Data.json Harvest Source
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -83.2910,42.2565,-82.9097,42.4498
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 30f2da511e207addd67c58fe3e0ff02850951df6e953b6cf6b0d1f2515569ec5
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": -83.2910, 42.2565, -83.2910, 42.4498, -82.9097, 42.4498, -82.9097, 42.2565, -83.2910, 42.2565}

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.