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FEMA FIRM maps
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FEMA FIRM maps

FEMA FIRM maps

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Is there a good place to download FIRM panels?  Preferably for free.

RE: FEMA FIRM maps

Go to http://www.fema.gov

Register and then go to the map store. You'll need top download the map viewer to view, print and save the maps, called "firmettes".

good luck

RE: FEMA FIRM maps

I downloaded a FIRM map from FEMA, but it cost me $1.50

RE: FEMA FIRM maps

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You have the option to buy the FIRM or download it free at this site:

http://store.msc.fema.gov
You must register either way.

There are two types of viewers: Free Viewing and Paid Viewing. Both types permit the user to move the map in any direction (pan), zoom in, zoom out, print,and save the print area. Paid Viewing also allows the user to download the map and supports more sophisticated printing functions, such as custom page sizing, paper orientation, and print scale.

The Free one offers "Firmettes" referred to above, but they are either .tif or .pdf files, neither of which are insertable into AutoCAD or Terramodel.  For .gif or .bmp files you can use in CAD software, right-click over the image and select Save Picture As...either one will be a fairly large file, and you will have to rescale it with a viewport and/or insertion manipulation.

But it is free, and we love FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

RE: FEMA FIRM maps

I frequently download the "Firmettes" and then insert them into AutoCAD as a raster images.  I have no problem with TIF files.  In fact, I know that AutoCAD has supported the TIF format since release 13 (perhaps earlier).

Also, you may want to ask around for scanned FIRMs.  We have a Regional Flood Control District, as part of the county government, that has all the county FIRM panels (including those revised by LOMR) available for download for free from their website.

RE: FEMA FIRM maps

We also use the firmettes.  Really great tool when you don't have the actual maps.

As executor said, some county/city agencies also have the maps in digital format.  Most cities should also have hard copies of the maps.

Just from experience, be careful if purchasing digital maps from outside companies.  We sent money for a CD containing all the maps of our state to a company never to see the CD or our money back.  I advise to double check some of the firms to see what their reputation is.

RE: FEMA FIRM maps

I have used www.beaconmaps with good success.  The charge is around $1 per map.

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