UK Floods – JBA Flood Maps on Landmark Labs

New flood data provided by JBA Risk Management is now included on digital maps at Landmark Labs. Currently there is a sample dataset available for the town of Goring-by-Sea in West Sussex. The sample data and maps are able to show how the town’s streets, homes and business would be affected by different levels of pluvial, fluvial and coastal flooding.

The floods in the UK during the winter of 2013 to 2014 have increased concern over flood threats to property in the country. The UK is also about to make fundamental changes to the way flooded properties are insured, and the proposed Flood Re insurance scheme is expected to come into existence later this year.

The sample data will give an insight into the maps could provide vital information to the UK insurance industry, as well as local planners, developers and the UK property industry generally.

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Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading supplier of digital mapping, property and environmental risk information, has released on to the Landmark Labs portal a sample dataset of JBA Risk Management Limited’s latest Comprehensive Flood Map of Great Britain, to enable land, property and environmental professionals to preview JBA’s extensive flood risk data and give feedback on its potential applications and suitability.

By accessing the sample data on Landmark Labs, users have the ability to interrogate JBA’s extensive flood datasets in the vicinity of Goring-by-Sea, showcasing the highly detailed flooding extents and associated flooding depth information.  A variety of different flood scenarios are presented, including  pluvial flooding (at 1:75, 1:200 and 1:1000 year return periods); undefended fluvial flooding (at 1:20, 1:75, 1:100, 1:200 and 1:1000 year return periods); and undefended coastal flooding risk hazards (at 1:75, 1:100, 1:200 and 1:1000 year return periods).

Mark Burnard, Senior Product Manager at Landmark Information Group said: “The sample JBA flooding data in Landmark Labs provides a preview of the new datasets that are now available to our customers, and gives them the opportunity to take a closer look at the data and tell us what they think.  JBA’s extensive flood data can provide our users with an even greater breadth of flood risk assessment information, in order for them to provide the best advice to their clients.

The sample JBA flood data will be available on Landmark Labs until the end of February 2015, enabling environmental professionals, insurers, planners, developers and other professionals to become familiar with the dataset and offer comments or feedback, which will ultimately guide the way in which we integrate this data into our products.”

The sample maps can be seen here.