Floodplain Management in a Digital World

APA New York Upstate Chapter


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT

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No one will argue that floodplain mapping has greatly improved since the first maps were drawn in the early 1970s.  At the same time data management in general has greatly improved.  When combining digital flood insurance rate maps with data sets from places such as Department of Taxation and Finance, FEMA, Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository and the NYS GIS Clearinghouse helpful maps and other tools can be created for the floodplain manager.  This presentation will explore GIS maps for floodplain managers, data availability, data quality, and their impacts on floodplain management.  Will explain the variety of layers that we use in order to spot potential trouble areas, and potential uses of this data for mitigation, planning, and mapping activities.  Will also talk about how it can be used in post disaster response.


Tom Blanchard

Invited Speaker


David Sherman

Invited Speaker


Contact Info

Bill Nechamen, billnechamen@gmail.com