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Elevation Data for Floodplain Mapping 
Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies
NAS Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0309104092 9780309104098 | 167 pages | PDF | 30 MB

 

This book shows that there is sufficient two-dimensional “base map imagery” to meet FEMA’s flood map modernization goals, but that the three-dimensional “base elevation data” that are needed to determine whether a building should have flood insurance are not adequate. This book makes recommendations for a new national digital elevation data collection program to redress the inadequacy.¬†

Policy makers, property insurance professionals; federal, local, and state governments; and, others concerned with natural disaster prevention and preparedness will find this book of interest.

 

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