Mapping Floodplains: A Legal and Scientific Process


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This course assumes knowledge and understanding of the regulations guiding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the relevant insurance requirements. With that background, we move forward into the mapping of floodplains since the earliest days of the NFIP to current mapping and map correction practices. Since the federally issued Flood Insurance Rate Map is a legal document, we must understand how to correct that document when we find errors or when conditions represented on the map have changed. Because they change periodically, application forms for updating and correcting maps are identified but not discussed in any detail. Instead, this course integrates both technical and legal aspects of mapping, to provide an understanding of the technical and regulatory basis for appropriate mapping and map change application approvals.

Chapter List:

  • Chapter 1 - The History of Floodplain Mapping
  • Chapter 2 - The Process of Changing Maps
  • Chapter 3 - Base Flood Elevation
  • Chapter 4 - Predicting Base Flood Elevations
  • Chapter 5 - Conclusion

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Michael / South Carolina
07/11/2014
Good course on NFIP. Found the chapter on letters of map amendment and letters of map revision extremly helpful. Good information on R\Elevation Certificates as well.


David / Arkansas
06/30/2014
Good course.


T Lloyd / South Carolina
06/19/2014
Great Course


Gary  / South Carolina
05/07/2014
Good Course with excellent references and links.


Milton / Montana
04/28/2014
great substance


William / New Jersey
04/26/2014
Very informative course. Great source of info for surveyors completing Elevation Certificates.


Kevin / Montana
02/21/2014
This was a very good review of the history of floodplain mapping, and provides an introduction to many of the terms and processes related to floodplain mapping.


Mark / Texas
12/14/2013
Great expeience.


James / Florida
10/01/2013
Good course with the information presented in a good format, easy to understand, and to refer back to for additional data.


Harold / Ohio
09/11/2013
This is a great course. Learned a lot and refreshed my background.

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