Nimbus® Maps: one platform two packages

Unparalleled Property Intelligence… in one place

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.

Nimbus® Maps has two key packages:

Nimbus® Maps Essentials and Nimbus® Maps Elite

A snapshot of key property data including Ownership, Availability and Flooding

The industry’s most comprehensive commercial & residential property data platform

Search Analysis & Intelligence services

The Data Behind Nimbus® Maps

When the founders started Nimbus®, we knew from the outset that the key to unlocking all the separate portals was the carefully considered, intelligent layering of data but with one point of entry. We started with the UPRN, matched the Land Registry Title site boundary profile and linked all the data surrounding a property to these. Click on the polygon and unlock the data – from Greenbelt to ownership and corporate structure.
However, we needed a way of visualising the platform that was simple and easy to navigate. Google Maps provided just this as it was ubiquitous and easy to use – plus having the ability to split screen with StreetView gives an additional level of search and view functionality no other platform has. However, we needed a way of visualising the platform that was simple and easy to navigate. Google Maps provided just this as it was ubiquitous and easy to use – plus having the ability to split screen with StreetView gives an additional level of search and view functionality no other platform has.
We have multiple, ‘layered’ data sets from around 50 websites all feeding into Nimbus® Maps, and the list is growing month by month as we find new ways and even greater detail for property professionals to search sites, do their due diligence, find owners – do more deals in less time with less risk. We have multiple, ‘layered’ data sets from around 50 websites all feeding into Nimbus® Maps, and the list is growing month by month as we find new ways and even greater detail for property professionals to search sites, do their due diligence, find owners – do more deals in less time with less risk.
Data Science is a hugely important field to us as a business, in fact we employ three data scientists, two of which we are sponsoring to complete their PhD studies with Warwick University. Not only do our data scientists help refine our processes, they also are responsible for all of our Bespoke Data Science reporting – essentially unlocking site search, Ownership, AVMs, to name a few, to scale. Nimbus® Maps is hugely powerful but the Essentials & Elite packages are designed for more area specific work. The platform is actually far more capable of working to a country-wide scale.