Subsidence Maps & Data

Understand, prepare and mitigate ground stability challenges

Subsidence Maps & Data

Understand, prepare and mitigate ground stability challenges

Subsidence and general ground movement data is essential for making confident planning decisions. Produced by expert geologists, these data products cover a range of potential hazards including landslides, shrink-swell clays, soluble rocks, running sands, compressible and collapsible deposits.

Subsidence Maps & Data

Subsidence maps & data

There is a rise in the public’s knowledge and understanding of the affect of ground conditions on the safety of property and subsequent implications on value. Information about geological hazards is vital for the identification of areas with the potential for ground movement.

Today, a broad range of maps and data is available for the visualisation and analysis of ground movement risk. This is available as vector data, 25m grid data or as a postcode based database. A series of GIS (Geographical Information System) map layers show the most significant hazard areas. The subsidence related hazards include: landslides, shrink-swell clays, soluble rocks, running sands, compressible ground and collapsible deposits.

Evaluate ground stability

Natural ground stability hazards can cause financial loss for all parties involved in the ownership or management of property, from householders to local government. These costs could include increased insurance premiums, depressed house prices and, in some cases, engineering works to stabilise land or property. Armed with knowledge about potential hazards, preventative steps can be put in place to alleviate the impact of the hazard to people and property.

The cost of preventative measures is almost certainly lower than the cost of repair following ground movement. The identification of ground instability and other geological hazards can assist regional planners by identifying areas with potential problems. Both developers and local government planning officers can make decisions on sites that are suitable for development and fit for purpose. Insurers can use this data to provide a risk score for potential subsidence and to price for this hazard accurately.

Subsidence Maps & Data - Evaluate Ground Stability
Subsidence Maps & Data - Handle Multiple Hazards

Handle multiple geological hazards

Available as a range of product packages, subsidence maps & data can be supplied containing a combined unified hazard rating for every postcode in Great Britain. Premium packages include a normalised hazard rating for each of the following geological hazard themes:

  • Collapsible deposits
  • Compressible ground
  • Landslides
  • Running sand
  • Shrink–swell
  • Soluble rocks

Our trusted partner

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a partly publicly funded body which aims to advance geoscientific knowledge of the United Kingdom landmass and its continental shelf by means of systematic surveying, monitoring and research.

As a licensed business partner, Europa Technologies can supply and support a wide range of BGS products with an attractive value-added proposition. Subsidence maps can be delivered as raw data, as an online service or as a bespoke web-based application.

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Delivery options

Tap into our trinity of capabilities to consume subsidence maps & data in whatever way suits you best. Whether you need a robust web-based application, an API service to boost your own development or just the raw data, we can support you. We have the expertise, credentials and capabilities to help you improve performance, streamline processes and reduce costs.

Risk Insight

Risk Insight

Risk Insight offers a powerful yet intuitive means of assessing risk intelligence across your property portfolio. Developed for insurers, public sector bodies and property managers, it provides a clear picture and understanding of individual risks and overall exposure. Implemented as an online service, Risk Insight can be integrated with your internal systems to provide a rich, seamless experience for your users.



viaEuropa is the award-winning hosted map and API platform from Europa Technologies. It delivers high quality, fully maintained, digital maps and geodata directly to your web applications, desktop GIS and mobile apps. Use viaEuropa to drive location intelligent solutions quickly, easily and efficiently.

viaEuropa supports a variety of high-quality content from Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland, Bluesky International, Government of Jersey, JBA Risk Management, British Geological Survey, MB International and OceanWise.

Europa Data Vault

Europa Data Vault

Europa Data Vault is a managed data delivery platform supporting OS data products, including OS MasterMap, VectorMap Local and AddressBase. The service delivers the latest version of all key products included in the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA). Data is available in a range of spatial data formats and delivered by secure download.

Data formats & delivery

Subsidence and other ground stability products are available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

Orders, Formats & Delivery

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Risks & Perils

A portfolio of geo-referenced risks & perils data with models for events including flood, subsidence, political risk and climate change. Serving more than just insurers, these products help you evaluate risk to property and assets, improve readiness and bolster your ability to respond and mitigate.

Free data life support

All data products supplied by Europa Technologies include free, world-class, lifetime support.

Got a technical issue or licensing question? No problem – we’re just a call or an e-mail away.

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