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RICS Data Standards

Update to RICS Data Standard (RDS): May 2021

This is the April 2021 release, version 3.2.1, of the RICS Data Standard (RDS). The schema and example data files are available in both XML and JSON formats with html documentation in separate JSON and XML directories. This version replaces all previous RICS Data Standards for IPMS and ICMS which have both been incorporated into this single schema which allows users to capture, share and exchange data on land, property, real estate, and infrastructure assets. Where appropriate, the RDS references and supports a range of RICS and international standards covering property measurement, valuation, due diligence, life-cycle costing, brokerage, leasing, and building surveying.

The RDS is available under the MIT License and RICS can provide technical support on the implementation of the RDS, for further information and support please contact datastandards@rics.org

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It is critical for our profession to be able to understand and utilise data effectively. The underlying quality of the data will need to be managed...

RICS Future of the Profession consultation report, 2019

Get involved: RICS Tech Partner Programme

The RICS Tech Partner Programme is a collaboration platform for innovative data and technology across the globe producing thought leadership, content, and market insight for the profession.

Why become a partner?

By partnering with innovative, leading-edge firms who work across the whole property lifecycle and address all the different asset types, the Programme will provide digital content to help the profession understand and adopt solutions that deliver real value and complement their professional activities.

The Programme highlights the benefits of combining the complementary skill sets professionals in the property and technology spaces. It encourages the continued collaboration and mutually-beneficial learning between innovators from outside the property sector and the profession itself.

Partners can use the recognisable RICS Tech Partner logo on their website and details of their firm, solutions, and contribution to the Programme will be promoted on this page. Partners’ staff also have access to the Innovation, Data and Technology group in the RICS Insight Community where they can contribute to and learn from discussions on data and technology issues with experts in the profession and their peers across the sector.

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