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Thank you for sharing this article, Bryan. Digitizing flood information used to be a very manual process, perhaps it still is. Fifteen years ago when I was starting my career, the consulting firm I worked for handled the creation of flood information for FEMA Region IX. The deliverables consisted of Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) and Flood Insurance Studies (FIS).Are any in the community updating DFRIMS at either a local/project or Region level to incorporate new development?
With parallel advances in both computing power and location intelligence software's ability to leverage distributed computing, there is a clear opportunity to combine LIDAR data with the GeoHash process mentioned in a previous post by @Dan Adams and @john merola to develop an authoritative and updatable source of Z-values by address, building, parcel...?