"UKBuildings helps us to efficiently and effectively plan how proposed buildings will fit into their surroundings"
GIS & Research Manager,
Birmingham City Council
Single, unified database for property information
Easy and low cost access to detailed building footprints and floor area data
Low integration costs - data provided in standard database and mapping formats
Access to unique and accurate residential and non-residential data
Quality codes for confident modelling
Provides pre-populated forms to reduce customer form filling
Reduce risk and improve pricing models through detailed and reliable information
Enhance assessment of risk, valuations for residential and non-residential properties.
Gain competitive intelligence
This demonstrator, for the centre of Kingston upon Hull, shows the many layers of data available within UKBuildings.
The building footprints are blue outlines and colour-coded to show the total number of addresses within each building block; an accumulation value.
Non-residential buildings are shown in multi-coloured dots
Residential buildings in yellow dots
Companies House data has been added in large green dots
We also show how these data can interact with third party data, here Environment Agency flood data.
The base mapping is from OpenStreetmap via Mapbox.
If you would like to know more about how UKBuildings can help you or what other data we collect please click the 'Find out more' button opposite.
Search for properties of a particular type or age
Select non-residential buildings of a particular use, type and age
Identify those which are mixed-use and residential only
Search by address or by location
Select buildings based on their height or number of floors (non-residential only)
Extract floor area measurements for your own analysis
We look at every building we classify
The building outlines and property splits are digitised at 1;1,000 scale to give an accuracy of +/-3m RMSE.
Building height data precision is 0.1 metre. Height values are accurate to 1.5m to 2.3m vertical accuracy at 1 standard deviation (68% confidence limit).
Building age and type classification is at 90%+ accuracy levels (for 68% confidence limits).
Residential & Non-Residential
Better understand where your customers live, work and play
UKBuildings from The GeoInformation Group provides, for the first time, a stack of information dedicated to helping you understand more about the buildings in which your customers live, work and play.
Core information about each property is supplemented with additional environmental features to give you a comprehensive picture of properties throughout the UK.
With more than 14.3 million properties classified UKBuildings offers you a unique insight into our building population.
Unique building view with 3D
UKBuildings provides the location and the building outline for every building in the UK.
We have a highly detailed property footprint along with the property height for 538 towns and cities - that includes over 65% of the UK population.
Detailed floor areas
Data is continually being added to the core database along with updates and improvements to each of the core data items.
The GB address list contains approximately 25 million entries.
Here is the current coverage (addresses in millions, approximate):
Building footprint and area 25
Residential classification 15
Non-residential classification 4
Land use 25
Explore the map below to see this data. Click on buildings to get more information. Zoom in to see it in 3D
Click on the white text in the legend to turn layers on or off.
Click on any feature to get more information
To explore our coverage click on the map above
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Example screen shot of UKBuildings combined with other data within a GIS
UKBuildings provides the ideal database for:
Property valuation modelling
Utility pipe replacement
Green deal planning
Building footprint & area
Residential building classification
Residential building information
Address data from Ordnance Survey (c) Crown copyright (2015)
© The GeoInformation Group 2015