newGeoSure Insurance Product version 7 2017.3

Dataset description

The newGeoSure Insurance Product (newGIP) provides the potential insurance risk due to natural ground movement. It incorporates the combined effects of the 6 GeoSure hazards on (low-rise) buildings and links these to a postcode database - the Derived Postcode Database (DPD). It incorporates the combined effects of the 6 GeoSure hazards on (low-rise) buildings: landslides, shrink-swell clays, soluble rocks, running sands, compressible ground and collapsible deposits. These hazards are evaluated using a series of processes including statistical analyses and expert elicitation techniques to create a derived product that can be used for insurance purposes such as identifying and estimating risk and susceptibility. Data for the DPD is updated biannually with new releases of Ordnance Survey Code-Point® data (current version used: 2017.3) and is provided for national coverage across Great Britain (not including the Isle of Man). This product is available in a range of GIS formats including Access (*.dbf), ArcGIS (*.shp) or MapInfo (*.tab). The DPD is produced for use at 1:50 000 scale providing 50 m ground resolution.

Further information

For more information please contact:


Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG

Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276


Dataset details

Author(s) Not available
Principal Investigator(s) Not available
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format MapInfoFiles; Version:
ESRIShapefiles; Version:
Storage format Digital:ESRI Shapefile
Digital:Map Info Files
Frequency of update not planned
Start of capture {ts '1885-01-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2017-06-01 00:00:00'} June 2017
Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System OSGB 1936 / British National Grid [27700]
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 60.7296
East boundary  : 2.6856
South boundary : 49.8811
West boundary  : -6.6907
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 8th March 2018
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
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