Elevation data for floodplain mapping / Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.

The United States are currently making an investment of more than $200 milion per year in flood map modernization. The goal is to replace paper Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) by Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs), and to achieve national coverage with these digital maps. During the annual...

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Corporate Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies
Format: eBook
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2007.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Flood mapping
  • FEMA's map modernization program
  • Remote sensing technologies for floodplain mapping
  • Assessment of floodplain mapping technologies
  • Conclusions and recommendations.