Use this overview to understand how Ginkgo organizes and helps you manage your community's data about the neighborhood. When you’re ready to import data into any of the following datasets in your Ginkgo account, check out the guide for Bulk Data Imports.
Use Ginkgo to help you keep track of real estate block to block and property to property.
A property is any real estate that is owned by an entity, public or private.
A building is a structure that exists on a lot or parcel of land.
A Unit is a real estate space, such as a storefront or office space. Ginkgo will automatically generate a Unit for any of your Business records, or give you the option of adding a new Business to an existing Unit.
A Listing is a record used to promote available real estate for lease or for sale, as well as to measure and keep track of the total space available on the market for any given time in your community.
A Development is a record used to keep track of where real estate is changing in your community. You can use it to keep track of new buildings being constructed, plans for projects down the road, or even demolished properties and land being made ready to for a new use.
Use the Operations datasets and improve how your community tracks and maintains a high quality public realm for people to get around, mingle and feel safe in your neighborhood.
Assets are things like Bike Racks, Park Benches, Planters and Street Lights. Your community can choose to keep track of any fixtures around the neighborhood that need to be managed and kept operational in order to maintain a high quality of life for people in the neighborhood.
Issues can include a wide range of conditions for things such as Graffiti, Broken assets, or street lights that don't work. Issues often relate to Assets, but they don't have to. You can create an Issue for condition you want to help your community resolve.
Ginkgo is designed for communities to connect around a map-based resource for local information. Manage your community's information in Ginkgo to help everyone stay informed, as well as to access the information they need in order to engage productively.
Businesses & Attractions
Use Businesses & Attractions (also called "Tenants" as a dataset) to keep track of storefront information, as well as both publicly promoted and private internal business details. Public information about a business might include hours of operation, perks, discounts, website, business descriptions, photos and more. Private details might include a business owners contact information, number of part time and full time employees, commercial lease details, and other attributes for your business community.
Events can be used to track regularly occurring activities in your community, such as happy hours at local restaurants and weekend farmers markets, or unique events being hosted at various venues.
Contacts are a core dataset connected to many of your other datasets in Ginkgo.
Organizations are also a core dataset connected to many of your other datasets in Ginkgo.