Flood profiles are prepared for each detailed flooding source in a community for inclusion in FEMA Flood Insurance Study reports. FISPLOT is a Microsoft DOS program that can be utilized to plot these flood profiles from HEC-2 input and output.
The FISPLOT program is provided in a .Zip archive below. This archive includes the US Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center COED editor program. This public domain program can be used to edit HEC-2 input files within FISPLOT. Software installation information is also provided below. Click on the "More Info" icon if you need additional information about how to obtain and use WinZip.
- Click on the link below to go to the FEMA Library to find the software.
- Download the file from the library and extract the .Zip archive to a local directory (e.g., C:\temp) on your computer's hard drive.
- Open the .Zip archive and extract the program files to a local directory on your hard drive (e.g., C:\FIS).
(NOTE: all of the FISPLOT files must be in the same directory for the program to function properly on your system).
- Go to the DOS prompt and navigate to the directory where the FISPLOT files were saved in Step 2.
- Create a subdirectory under this directory to archive project information. (The six-digit community identification number is a common naming convention for these subdirectories).
- Navigate to the subdirectory created in Step 4.
- Copy the HEC-2 multiple run input and output files for your project stream into this new directory.
(NOTE: The input and output files must have ".DAT" and ".OUT" extensions, respectively. If they do not, the files must be copied and saved with the appropriate extensions before running FISPLOT)..
- Run FISPLOT by typing the following at the DOS prompt:
x= the drive where the FISPLOT files are located;
DirectoryName = the name of the directory where the FISPLOT files are located (e.g., "FIS"); and
FISPLOT = the command to start the FISPLOT program.
You are now ready to use FISPLOT to create a flood profile plot.