Building Attributes

View multiple building features in seconds on the most trusted aerial imagery available

Building Attributes in 25+ Countries

Unlock valuable automated information on hundreds of millions of built structures in 25+ countries around the world. Building attributes are created and derived from the GIC’s Blue Sky collection in urban and many rural areas. Starting with location coordinates, insurers can access available attributes for the closest building or structure using the GIC’s signature endpoints (APIs, and Viewer). And because aerial collections are matched against ground control points, members get a pixel-to-data match between imagery types, elevation data, and building attributes.

Superior Imagery for Accurate Output

How can you make the most of best-in-class aerial imagery for your PIFs? By applying machine learning to get accurate, highly detailed attributes for built structures. Multiple features help improve your visualization on a building, quickly identifying footprint, roof information, and defensible space.

High-res Imagery & Insights for High Return Property Reviews

Quickly analyze the many identified attributes along with the GIC’s high-resolution aerial imagery to help with underwriting, risk analysis, and claims management. Review risk and exposure on a building such as proximity of vegetation to the structure, whether a roof needs updating, and verify the exact location for a policy. This building information is available for current and past image collections.

Building Attributes

Building Attributes is one of four Elements products. Below is the list of attribute information available for buildings, derived on our aerial imagery to help insurers make faster, more informed decisions.

  • Footprint polygon
  • Footprint area
  • Ground elevation
  • Roof condition
  • Roof centroid location (wkt)
  • Roof elevation
  • Roof height
  • Roof material
  • Roof discoloration
  • Roof shape
  • Roof shape
  • Tree cover over roof
  • Defensible space report
  • Primary structure

Unlock Powerful Insights for Your Entire Organization

The demand for reliable, accurate building attribute details only continues to grow for property and casualty insurers. It’s become a vital piece of policy life cycle, helping with:


Validate risk models and enhance predictive analytics with accurate building geometry

Identify how vulnerable a building is to damage from local terrain or other objects with building footprints

Proactively communicate to policy holders on roof condition before it becomes a major problem

Highlight potential risk to a property such as vegetation or other objects with defensible space information


Compare and identify changes to a built structure over time using building attributes on historical imagery


Reduce fraudulent claims payouts by validating addresses during first notice of loss

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  • Flexible memberships
  • High-resolution aerial imagery
  • Post-CAT imagery
  • Elevation data & property attributes
  • Top-class support
  • And much more
Hurricane Ian Update: More post-CAT aerial imagery is available in GIC and partner platforms.
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