Risk Information Datasets

Risk Information Datasets

Supplementary risk and exposure data

Additional insights

In response to customer feedback, Ambiental has been expanding its perils offering and data insights beyond flood model information. Through utilising our unique risk scoring approaches and automated processing chains, we are now able to provide much more than just flood risk data. As such, we now have a range of additional risk information datasets, which we have outlined below.

Our partnership approach to acquiring new datasets has allowed us to team up with leading providers in risk management and exposure information. Ambiental utilise this wealth of information provided within the UK geospatial sector to develop our own datasets and add value to existing datasets. Our aim is to make data acquisition easier by providing all data in a consistent format, provided through one licence (we’ll take care of the constituent data licences on your behalf) and as one data file to reduce data loads and integration time and resource. This is all coupled with our industry leading customer support. We can provide all data as GIS data files or appended to national scale address databases as convenient risk score information linked to UPRNs for the entirety of the UK.

Below are some of Ambiental’s additional risk datasets that may be of interest.


Ambiental have partnered with The British Geological Survey (BGS) to provide access to the most accurate subsidence data developed by leading experts in this field. Through appending this national scale subsidence data to our FloodScore™ database, we are able to provide postcode and/or property level subsidence risk scores. This provides the benefits of being linked to postcode units or UPRNs and also providing a consistent scoring classification to our flood data layers.

The BGS GeoSure ground stability data consists of six data layers in Geographical Information System (GIS) format that identify areas of potential hazard in Great Britain. These data have been produced by geologists, geotechnical specialists and information developers at the British Geological Survey and consist of six separate data layers relating to the following geohazards: shrink swell, landslides (slope instability), soluble rocks (dissolution), compressible ground, collapsible deposits, running sands.

Subsidence hazard data for Dorset

Subsidence hazard data for Dorset, higher risk areas are shown in red and yellow.


A visualisation of Ambiental’s crime data for Central Bristol when population has been accounted for, areas with a higher crime rate are indicated in red.


Ambiental’s in house Crime data utilises current, open source, recorded crime data for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Ambiental’s crime data provides information on the number of crimes in each postcode unit, the crime rate for the local area and a crime score rating. The crime score is calculated by accounting for historic crime trends and the most recent recorded crime data. The recorded crimes calculated within this dataset are focused on the risk to properties and their contents by accounting for the number of burglaries, arson and criminal damage events.

Building attribution

Ambiental have partnered with a market leading property analytics company who, through a combination of collected data and machine learning techniques, have national scale property attribution databases, enabling easy interpretation of property specific characteristics. The data is all linked to address records and UPRNs and be provided as a full database file or on a transactional pricing mechanism. The information available includes but is not limited to some of the following attributes:

  • Year of construction
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Number of bathrooms
  • Size/ floor area of the property
  • Property type
  • Floor level


This enables you to gain a greater insight into your portfolio, without the need for customer inputted information. Our list of property attributes that we can provide is very extensive, so please contact a member of the team to learn more about the property attributes available in this dataset and the mechanisms that we could provide this information to you.

construction site

Rebuild Cost

Rebuild cost data is provided by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a world leading organisation for property surveying. The data provided by RICS can reduce the amount of customer inputted information when quoting as well as allowing insurers to price policies effectively and accurately. The information provides an accurate estimation on the cost of rebuilding both commercial and residential properties.

National Tree Map Data

Through a partnership with BlueSky International, Ambiental are able to link BlueSky’s innovative National Tree MapTM data to the Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase® product. By linking the National Tree Map data to UPRNs we can provide a conclusive dataset on the risks that vegetation can pose to properties in England and Wales. This information can be used to indicate properties that are at risk from falling trees or branches and the likelihood of tree related subsidence. An additional benefit for this dataset is that the amount of required information inputted by customers is reduced making the quoting process simpler for customers.

This data can be supplied as property level information referenced to OS AddressBase® UPRNs or as spatial data for use within a Geographic information system (as seen in the image)

vegetation datasets
Building Footprints

Building footprint data is show by the black outlines, this data can improve the representation of buildings within a geographic information system.

Building Footprints

Building Footprints data can be used to increase the accuracy of risk reporting for property level information (link to whitepaper). Through Ambiental’s partnership with the Ordnance Survey, building footprint data can be licensed and linked to Ambiental’s property level FloodScore Database. The benefit of using building footprint data is to increase the accuracy of a property’s spatial location within a Geographic information system and to provide a far more accurate indication of the risks to a building footprint. The resultant data can then be used to extract highly accurate risk information for each unique property in England, Scotland and Wales.

Mining Hazards data

Information on additional ground risks associated with historic mining activity can be supplied by Ambiental. Through a partnership with a company specialising in national ground hazard monitoring, information conveying recorded sink holes and mining related ground hazards can be delivered. The Information within this dataset is collated from multiple sources including verified, collected evidence of ground hazard related incidents such as sinkholes or subsidence related incidents.

This data can be delivered at property or postcode level or as spatial layers for use within a Geographic information System.

We are frequently adding to our list of available datasets, so please contact us if there are any other datasets that would be beneficial to you and keep an eye out for impending new data additions.

Contact us here for more info on our additional datasets