Affinity Sutton is using address verification, geocoding and visualisation services from Landmark Analytics, a division of Landmark Information Group, for the management, maintenance and improvement programmes for its portfolio of 57,000 properties.
Affinity Sutton has been able to apply ‘door level mapping’ to all property assets in its data warehouse and GIS platforms, providing a very accurate picture of all properties. Staff can now map repairs performance, long-term voids, tenant demographics or view issues as mapped clusters, enabling Affinity Sutton to develop enhanced improvement strategies.
Julian Pimm-Smith, head of business intelligence, Affinity Sutton, said, “We are a location-based business and the GIS visualisation of our asset and tenant information is a critical component of our business intelligence suite. The ability to visualise our information down to door-level accuracy gives our asset and housing staff a picture of their properties and patches that a spreadsheet simply can’t convey.
“Our Active Asset Management performance models are incredibly complex. They cover hundreds of detailed attributes over periods of 30 years on tens of thousands of properties. The mapping of that data therefore turns huge, sprawling datasets into clear drillable graphics, from the entire country, down through regions and estates, or even down to a single property and its individual financial and qualitative performance.”