A precision tool for understanding and managing flood risk
As the most complete and up-to-date flood data set for the United Kingdom, UKFloodMap4™ provides accurate and easy-to-understand flood risk information for individual properties across the country.
At a Glance
- Detailed visualisations of potential flood risks across 100% of the UK
- Models fluvial (rivers), tidal and pluvial (flash flooding) risks
- Flood depth and velocity information for individual properties
- Range of return periods
- Hydrological and 2D hydraulic modelling
- Integrated flow rate and rainfall data
- Updated annually with all updates clearly communicated
- Regularly validated and calibrated using actual flood events in the UK
- Models 25% more rivers than any other UK flood model
Our flood maps are used around the world by insurers, government agencies, property developers and emergency response services to visualise, assess and understand potential flood risk.
UK Floodmap4 flood outline (in blue) of the River Wye, UK
Wherever possible, UKFloodMap4 uses LiDAR data, which is vertically accurate to ±15cm. It also incorporates the most up-to-date river flow and rainfall data available from CEH, has a range of return periods, and covers all the main sources of flooding, including rivers, tidal and surface water.
Easy to integrate as flood maps or flood risk datasets
With UKFloodMap4 you can quickly present flood risk scenarios to customers, brokers or underwriting teams visually. The flood maps can be supplied as PDFs. or delivered as GIS (Geographic Information Systems) layers or flat files that can be integrated into online risk checking services or GIS-compatible systems (including LexisNexis, SpatialKey, Touchstone and ESRI).
We can adapt to your challenges
Our team will advise you on how you can get the most from the data, and can support you with the integration. By using our knowledge of business processes, predictive analytics and flood risk, we can help you make best use of our data so that it adds value to your business.
Adds to your existing flood risk data
Even if you’ve already got a source of flood data, our specialist flood mapping data layers can support your flood risk strategy by giving you a more accurate and complete view of flood perils, right down to individual building level. It’s also used to assist in compliance and meeting best practice guidelines, such as compliance with Solvency II in the insurance industry.
UKFloodMap4 isn’t just for large organisations. To make it more accessible, the licensing options are very flexible: you can choose to have only a single flood source (eg surface water/flash flooding) or limit your set to a single city, county or region. We can also discuss how you can use it across your organisation, rather than just in siloed business processes.
- Visualisations of potential flood risks make it easy to identify potential flooding issues
- Helps insurers, government agencies, property developers and emergency response services make better decisions around flood risk
- Assists in planning best responses to floods
- Makes it easier to optimise pricing and improve loss ratios
- Delivers more confidence in your portfolio management
- Allows you to quickly assess new underwriting opportunities
“This data has provided us with a step-change in the way that we underwrite flood risk in the UK. Visualisation and analysis of flood risk at the individual address level is now a much easier, quicker, and more precise process for us.”
Chubb Insurance Company of Europe
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