FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) - National Digital Elevation Acquisition and Utilization Plan for Floodplain Mapping
This report outlines the FEMA elevation strategy for Risk MAP. FEMA developed the strategy for implementing Risk MAP, evaluating the Agency approach to obtaining the elevation data needed to support flood risk analyses was an important issue. Within the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the cornerstone of the national strategy for preparing American communities for flood hazards. The vision for Risk MAP is to deliver quality data that increases public awareness and leads to mitigation actions that reduce risk to life and property. To achieve this vision, Risk MAP will address gaps in flood hazard data to form a solid foundation for risk assessment, floodplain management, and provide State, local, and Tribal entities with information needed to mitigate flood related risks.