Technical References are specifications of a technical nature essential to the success of the program but too granular to be considered standards. These are database, product and documentation requirements where consistency is needed. There are a number of standards that mandate compliance with the Technical References.
Technical References for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping
Technical Reference: Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Panel (December 2020)
This document provides the specifications for the content and graphic presentation of all of the elements of a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). Additional guidance on graphic presentation of individual FIRM elements may be found in the FIRM Graphics Guidance document. Guidance on base map elements may also be found in the Base Map and FIRM Panel Layout Guidance document.
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