Just under two years ago, the team at sister company Assured Property Group were fed-up with how long-winded and complex a process was needed to source high quality intelligence for on- and off-market commercial and residential property.
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-quality sites, save time and money, and drastically reduce abortive visits. Further still, a research and marketing tool that allows you prospect owners of off-market properties and land.
The Founders started by collating and layering multiple datasets 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 multiple key data sets to give the user an unparalleled view of every registered site in England and Wales. To aid surveying we also added Google’s Street View into the user interface 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 complete 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 most powerful, comprehensive and essential ‘property dating platform’ for the industry, whether Agent, Developer, Property Company or Investor.