I was looking a the cd rom flood maps. My state would cost $400. How long are they good for? Does anyone have an experience with these? Are they are good buy or is there a better option? What types are people using ? :?
Sometimes, Interflood can't find the new street. I have the maps on CD from Lochsheil (sp?) and have found Interflood wrong a few times. If I didn't have them on CD already, I would purchase them. My $.02.
Currently I have interflood. It came as a package deal with alamode software. It seems to work fine however yesterday I was sent to an unrecorded subdivision, without an address. I could not pan the interflood map, it seemed to only key off only an address. It would let me pan the location map, not the flood. (Or I could not understand how to make it! I am new to this software, and profession! ) Also the interflood only lasts a year. To reup it's $145. I am close to forking out more cash anyway. What is the best way to spend those hard earned clams?
Is there a way to make the Inferflood pan without a street address?
What type of the CD flood maps would those using them recomend?
David, I'm not sure how things work in your state, but in Massachusetts, I frequently find paper flood maps in the Assessor or Building Inspector offices. I actually spent $$$ and bought paper floodmaps for central MA. and now if the subject I working on is partially in a flood zone, I can scan the relevant map area into my report, via my scanner.
You may also want to try floodinsights.com. They provide, for a fee, access to updated flood maps in a very easy to use search feature. It places the subject on the street within a few feet and also provides the census tract as well. I'm not sure of the cost, but it is a quick, accurate and easy way to obtain flood map info. :lol:
Paper maps from FEMA are not free. I have a complete set for the two counties I work and it cost approximately $200 for everything. Flood maps on CD cost me less than $100 for my two counties. Another good reason to use Alamode software, reasonable cost for maps. IDC data is included free with my membership...it gives me the map and zone. If it is in a flood zone, I can download a map but since I have them all in paper form I don't. Just scan it in and go from there.