In response to FEMA's ongoing efforts to update its flood hazard data, the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (APRS) will be hosting a free webinar this coming Friday. Here's the sell:
This seminar will look at the past, present, and future of FEMA’s digital flood hazard information. FEMA’s Flood Information Rate Maps (FIRMs) are primarily designed for rating flood insurance and reducing risk through community planning, but they also serve to inform the public about the location of flood hazards. FEMA has distributed GIS versions of the FIRMs as early as the mid 1990’s, but with recent enhancements FEMA’s current focus is on distributing the NFHL as geospatial web services.The event details:
- Date: Friday, August 30, 2013
- Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (11:00 PM-12:00 PM Central)
- Cost: Free
Comment: Registration is limited to the first 95 individuals who sign up! So if you would like to attend, please sign up early.