Landmark Information Group enhance flood risk analysis with GeoSmart’s 5m groundwater dataset

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11 October 2016

GeoSmart logo 200The leading environmental data provider continues its successful partnership to provide improved insight for property professionals and consultants.

GeoSmart Information Limited (GeoSmart) and Landmark Information Group (Landmark) have signed a new agreement to offer more detail on groundwater flood risk at the individual property level.

The deal will see GeoSmart’s new 5m national groundwater flood risk map included in Landmark’s leading environmental risk reports to solicitors, environmental consultants and financial institutions. Landmark had included a 50m groundwater flood risk dataset in its reports for some years, but with the release of new 5m resolution data, report clarity moves to unsurpassed clarity, as standard.

Rebecca Hickey, head of legal product at Landmark Information Group said: “We undertook detailed scrutiny of the data and were impressed with both the high degree of granularity and modelling of past flood events with ground characteristics across individual plots. It enables our clients to identify issues at their property far more clearly, so that a more informed decision can be made on the risk.”

“It brings the often complex and largely hidden impact of groundwater to the forefront in relation to other better known flood risks.”

GeoSmart’s groundwater data uses LIDAR and topography data, which delivers a true 3D view of how groundwater risk varies and migrates across a site through different terrain and slope profiles. Additional supporting base data from the British Geological Survey (BGS), together with historic flood events offers a greater granularity of risk classification boundaries.

Stuart Pearce, managing director at GeoSmart said: “We are delighted to continue enhancing the quality of Landmark’s reports and data offering to their clients. We worked closely with Rebecca and her team to ensure that the dataset met their needs across a range of reports for property lawyers and data packs for environmental consultants.

We look forward to supporting their clients to identify and respond to the ongoing issues that groundwater flood risk poses for development and property purchase as our climate continues to change.“

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