Not just this, but to qualify a potential site meant having to organise data sets from a plethora of agencies: The Environment Agency, Land Registry, Companies House, VOA, Ordnance Survey, Royal Mail, to name a few. Collating all this output was time consuming and inefficient.
Nimbus® Maps was born to innovate this process; the need to have a single portal – a property intelligence nexus – that industry professionals could use to pre-qualify sites, save time and money, and drastically reduce abortive visits. Further still, a research and marketing tool that allows you to quickly and easily contact owners of off-market properties and land.
We started by collating and layering multiple data sets on top of each other, using the Land Registry title outlines to form site ‘polygons’ that over-laid onto the Google Maps interface. Clicking on a site polygon opens up a whole raft of detailed information to give the user an unparalleled view of every registered site in England and Wales. We also added Google’s Street View into the map pages so when researching a site, it’s owner, site size and a raft of additional metrics, you can virtually inspect a location all from the comfort of your desk, with a coffee in hand.
As it stands today, Nimbus® Maps is the most comprehensive and powerful property intelligence tool in the UK. However, with any technology, progress comes from continually adding more intelligent data sets to enrich the product even further. Planning. Availability. Financials. We are building Nimbus® Maps into the essential ‘property dating platform’ for the industry, whether Agent, Asset Manager, Developer, Lawyer, Investor or Property Company.