Technical References for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping

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.

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Metadata Profiles Technical Reference

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Panel Technical Reference

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Database Technical Reference

Coordinated Needs Management Strategy (CNMS) Technical Reference (November 2021)

Data Capture Technical Reference (November 2021)

Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Domain Tables Technical Reference (November 2021)

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.

Technical Reference: Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Report (December 2020)

This Technical Reference provides instructions for creating Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Reports. An FIS Report template, which outlines the sections, tables, text and other components of the FIS Report, has been created to align with the information contained in this Technical References. The tables included within the FIS Report and the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Database Technical Reference have also been aligned as far as possible so that population of the appropriate fields in the FIRM Database will allow the respective data in the FIS Report tables to be incorporated more easily. The following sections within this Technical Reference explain specific elements that must be followed when developing FIS Reports in this new format.

Technical Reference: Flood Risk Database (FRD) (February 2018)

Technical Reference: Metadata Profiles (Feb 2018)

Last updated January 10, 2022