In the last week of June, FEMA announced it had released significant improvements to mapping services which support its flood hazard reduction effort. The announcement is below:
We are pleased to announce the successful deployment of NEW Geographic Information System (GIS) services for the FEMA Map Service Center (MSC) and the FEMA Mapping Information Platform (MIP)! These updates and enhancements bring additional capabilities and greater ease-of-use for all users of these systems. Enhancements include:
- Easier use of the Map Product Search, now incorporating a familiar BingTM Map interface and more flexible search bar
- Replacement of the outdated MapViewer-Web (e-z Print and e-z Identify) with an updated National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) service for viewing in Google Earth and display in the FEMA GeoPlatform
- Improvement in the usability of the NFHL WMS service and its implementation in Google Earth
- Updating of the NFHL to the 2012 FIRM Database schemaPlus, these improvements make additional services available to the public for the first time, including access to the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) through REST and WFS services.
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Comment: Absolutely great work FEMA - keep the GIS improvements coming!