FLOOD HAZARD ZONES OF THE DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (DFIRM) - FEBRUARY 2009

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Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publication_Date: 20090204
Title:
FLOOD HAZARD ZONES OF THE DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (DFIRM) - FEBRUARY 2009
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Other_Citation_Details:
Alachua County, Baker County, Bay County, Charlotte County, Columbia County, Dixie County, Escambia County, Flagler County, Gadsden County, Gilchrist County, Gulf County, Hillsborough County, Lafayette County, Lake County, Lee County, Leon County, Marion County, Monroe County, Okaloosa County, Osceola County, Pinellas County, Santa Rosa County, Seminole County, St. Johns County, Suwannee County, Union County, Volusia County.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.msc.fema.gov>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains information about the flood hazards within the study area. These zones are used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to designate the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and for insurance rating purposes. These data are the flood hazard areas that are or will be depicted on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). There is one polygon for each contiguous flood zone designated. This information is required for all draft Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk classifications used are the 1-percent-annual-chance flood event (100 year), the 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood event (500 year), and areas of minimal flood risk. The DFIRM Database is derived from Flood Insurance Studies (FISs), previously published Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), flood hazard analyses performed in support of the FISs and FIRMs, and new mapping data, where available. The FISs and FIRMs are published by FEMA. This dataset is an update to the DFIRM_FLDHAZ_APR08.shp layer and includes updates for the following counties: Columbia, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Lee, Marion, Union.
Purpose:
The FIRM is the basis for floodplain management, mitigation, and insurance activities for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Insurance applications include enforcement of the mandatory purchase requirement of the Flood Disaster Protection Act, which "... requires the purchase of flood insurance by property owners who are being assisted by Federal programs or by Federally supervised, regulated or insured agencies or institutions in the acquisition or improvement of land facilities located or to be located in identified areas having special flood hazards," Section 2 (b) (4) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973. In addition to the identification of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), the risk zones shown on the FIRMs are the basis for the establishment of premium rates for flood coverage offered through the NFIP. The DFIRM Database presents the flood risk information depicted on the FIRM in a digital format suitable for use in electronic mapping applications. The DFIRM database is a subset of the Digital FIS database that serves to archive the information collected during the FIS.
Supplemental_Information:
** The following FEMA DFIRM information is from the frm_gsalb.pdf **
Table: S_Fld_Haz_Ar This table is required for all draft Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map data. The S_Fld_Haz_Ar table contains information about the flood hazards within the study area. A spatial file with locational information also corresponds with this data table. These zones are used by the federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to designate the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and for insurance rating purposes. These data are the flood hazard areas that are or will be depicted on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). A spatial file with locational information also corresponds with this data table. The spatial elements representing the flood zones are polygons. The entire area of the jurisdiction(s) mapped by the FIRM should have a corresponding flood zone polygon. There is one polygon for each contiguous flood zone designated. This is a modified Standard DFIRM Database table that includes Standard DFIRM Database items and Enhanced Database items. All items after SOURCE_CIT are Enhanced.

Table: D_Zone Where the 1-percent-annual-chance flood or the 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood is contained in a culvert or channel, a corresponding feature appears in the S_Fld_Haz_Ar table only if an SFHA or 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood zone is shown on the FIRM in this area. In general, these culverts and channels are to be represented in the general structure table regardless of how the flood insurance risk zones are depicted. So, if these structures are shown on the FIRM as a dashed line passing through a Zone X, no corresponding flood insurance risk zone is shown in S_Fld_Haz_Ar table in the DFIRM database. If a narrow SFHA or 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood zone is shown on the FIRM, then a narrow polygon must be included in the DFIRM database. If the width of this flood insurance risk zone is accurately known and represented in the spatial data, the normal flood insurance risk zone is applied. If the width of the flood insurance risk zone is not accurately known and represented because of scale limitations, then the zone is designated as 1-percent-annual-chance flood contained in channel or 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood contained in channel as appropriate.
ZONE_LID FLD_ZONE 1000 A 1001 AE 1002 AH 1003 AO 1004 AR 1005 1 PCT ANNUAL CHANCE FLOOD HAZARD CONTAINED IN CHANNEL 1006 1 PCT FUTURE CONDITIONS 1007 A99 1008 V 1009 VE 2000 0.2 PCT ANNUAL CHANCE FLOOD HAZARD 2001 0.2 PCT ANNUAL CHANCE FLOOD HAZARD CONTAINED IN CHANNEL 3000 AREA NOT INCLUDED 4000 D 4001 X PROTECTED BY LEVEE 4002 X 5000 OPEN WATER
Flood Zone. This is the flood insurance risk zone designation. These zones are used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to designate Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) and for insurance rating purposes. Some older FEMA FIRMs were prepared in the Standard format that uses Zones B, C and numbered A and V zones. Newer FIRMs use the Map Initiatives format where the B corresponds to 0.2 pct ANNUAL CHANCE FLOOD HAZARD; C corresponds to Zone X; numbered A zones (e.g., A1, A2, A3) correspond to Zone AE; and numbered V zones (e.g., V1, V2, V3) correspond to Zone VE. All Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) should use the Map Initiatives zone designations. See Volume 1, Subsection 1.4.6.1.5 of these Guidelines for details on the flood insurance risk zones. (NOTE: The symbol '%' is a reserved symbol in most software packages so the word 'percent' was abbreviated to 'pct'.)

Table: D_Floodway FLDWAY_LID FLOODWAY 1000 FLOODWAY 1010 COLORADO RIVER 1020 FLOODWAY CONTAINED IN CHANNEL 1030 FLOWAGE EASEMENT BOUNDARY 1040 STATE ENCROACHMENT 1050 AREA OF SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Table: D_Length_Units LEN_LID LEN_UNIT 1000 CENTIMETERS 1010 FEET 1020 INCHES 1030 KILOMETERS 1040 METERS 1050 MILES 1060 MILLIMETERS
Table: D_Velocity_Units VEL_LID VEL_UNIT 1000 CENTIMETERS / DAY 1010 CENTIMETERS / HOUR 1020 FEET / SECOND 1030 INCHES / DAY 1040 INCHES / HOUR 1050 METERS / SECOND 1060 MICROMETERS / SECOND 1070 MILLIMETERS / DAY 1080 MILLIMETERS / HOUR
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20010606
Ending_Date: 20090204
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.429040
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.872251
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.983191
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.492815
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NONE
Theme_Keyword: FEMA Flood Hazard Zone
Theme_Keyword: DFIRM
Theme_Keyword: Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map
Theme_Keyword: Special Flood Hazard Area
Theme_Keyword: DFIRM Database
Theme_Keyword: NFIP
Theme_Keyword: SFHA
Theme_Keyword: Flood Insurance Rate Map
Theme_Keyword: FIRM
Theme_Keyword: Riverine flooding
Theme_Keyword: Floodway
Theme_Keyword: FLOOD
Theme_Keyword: FLOOD HAZARD
Theme_Keyword: FEMA
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: FLORIDA
Place_Keyword: ALACHUA COUNTY
Place_Keyword: BAY COUNTY
Place_Keyword: CHARLOTTE COUNTY
Place_Keyword: DIXIE COUNTY
Place_Keyword: ESCAMBIA COUNTY
Place_Keyword: FLAGLER COUNTY
Place_Keyword: GILCHRIST COUNTY
Place_Keyword: GULF COUNTY
Place_Keyword: LAFAYETTE COUNTY
Place_Keyword: LAKE COUNTY
Place_Keyword: LEON COUNTY
Place_Keyword: MONROE COUNTY
Place_Keyword: OKALOOSA COUNTY
Place_Keyword: OSCEOLA COUNTY
Place_Keyword: PINELLAS COUNTY
Place_Keyword: SANTA ROSA COUNTY
Place_Keyword: SEMINOLE COUNTY
Place_Keyword: ST. JOHNS COUNTY
Place_Keyword: SUWANNEE COUNTY
Place_Keyword: VOLUSIA COUNTY
Place_Keyword: BAKER COUNTY
Place_Keyword: COLUMBIA COUNTY
Place_Keyword: GADSDEN COUNTY
Place_Keyword: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Place_Keyword: LEE COUNTY
Place_Keyword: MARION COUNTY
Place_Keyword: UNION COUNTY
Access_Constraints: NONE
Use_Constraints: NONE
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Contact_Position: Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 500 C Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20472
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-358-9616
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: www.msc.fema.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Technical Support: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfeed.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: For FGDL Software: <http://www.fgdl.org/software.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
FGDL Frequently Asked Questions: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfaq.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: FGDL Mailing Lists: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdl-l.html>
Data_Set_Credit: FEMA
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publication_Date: 20070928
Title: Flood Insurance Study, FLORIDA
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Other_Citation_Details:
FEMA Map Service Center <http://msc.fema.gov>
** What are you looking for? **** DFIRM Databases
Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners <http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2206>
** Appendix L: Guidance for Preparing Draft Digital Data and DFIRM Database ** Appendix L: Part 1 ** Appendix L: Part 2
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publication_Date: 20070928
Title: Flood Insurance Rate Map, FLORIDA
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publication_Date: 20070928
Title: Raster DFIRM, FLORIDA
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster Digital Data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the attribute information within the original data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
When FEMA revises an FIS, adjacent studies are checked to ensure agreement between flood elevations at the boundaries. Likewise flood elevations at the confluence of streams studied independently are checked to ensure agreement at the confluence. The FIRM and the FIS are developed together and care is taken to ensure that the elevations and other features shown on the flood profiles in the FIS agree with the information shown on the FIRM. However, the elevations as shown on the FIRM are rounded whole-foot elevations. They must be shown so that a profile recreated from the elevations on the FIRM will match the FIS profiles within one half of one foot.
Completeness_Report:
Data contained in the DFIRM Database files reflect the content of the source materials. Features may have been eliminated or generalized on the source graphic, due to scale and legibility constraints. With new mapping, FEMA plans to maintain full detail in the spatial data it produces. However, older information is often transferred from existing maps where some generalization has taken place. Flood risk data are developed for communities participating in the NFIP for use in insurance rating and for floodplain management. Flood hazard areas are determined using statistical analyses of records of river flow, storm tides, and rainfall; information obtained through consultation with the communities; floodplain topographic surveys; and hydrological and hydraulic analysis. Both detailed and approximate analyses are employed. Generally, detailed analyses are used to generate flood risk data only for developed or developing areas of communities. For areas where little or no development is expected to occur, FEMA uses approximate analyses to generate flood risk data. Typically, only drainage areas that are greater than one square mile are studied.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The DFIRM Database consists of countywide vector files and associated attributes produced in conjunction with the hardcopy FEMA FIRM. The published effective FIRM and DFIRM are issued as the official designation of the SFHAs. As such they are adopted by local communities and form the basis for administration of the NFIP. For these purposes they are authoritative. Provisions exist in the regulations for public review, appeals and corrections of the flood risk information shown to better match real world conditions. As with any engineering analysis of this type, variation from the estimated flood heights and floodplain boundaries is possible. Details of FEMA's requirements for the FISs and flood mapping process that produces these data are available in the Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners. Horizontal accuracy was tested by manual comparison of source graphics with hardcopy plots and a symbolized display on an interactive computer graphic system. Independent quality control testing of FEMA's DFIRM database was also performed.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The DFIRM Database consists of countywide vector files and associated attributes produced in conjunction with the hardcopy FEMA FIRM. The published effective FIRM and DFIRM maps are issued as the official designation of the SFHAs. As such they are adopted by local communities and form the basis for administration of the NFIP. For these purposes they are authoritative. Provisions exist in the regulations for public review, appeals and corrections of the flood risk information shown to better match real world conditions. As with any engineering analysis of this type, variation from the estimated flood heights and floodplain boundaries is possible. Details of FEMA's requirements for the FISs and flood mapping process that produces these data are available in the Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners. Vertical accuracy was tested by manual comparison of source graphics with hardcopy plots and a symbolized display on an interactive computer graphic system. Independent quality control testing of FEMA's DFIRM database was also performed.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Remote sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
The digital orthophoto quadrangle (DOQ) is a 1-meter ground resolution, quarter-quadrangle (3.75-minutes of latitude by 3.75-minutes of longitude) image cast on the Universal Transverse Mercator Projection (UTM) on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The imagery is based on panchromatic black and white (or color infra-red) NAPP or NAPP-like photography.
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground conditions
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FEMA
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publication_Date: 20070928
Title: Flood Insurance Study
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map and report
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Other_Citation_Details:
Scales for this source are: 4800 6000 12000 24000
The FIS and FIRM are the basis for floodplain management, mitigation, and insurance activities for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This DFIRM includes data previously published by FEMA in the following Flood Insurance Studies: fema96.shp
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070928
Source_Currentness_Reference: FIS Effective dates
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FIS1
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publication_Date: 20070928
Title: FLORIDA, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Other_Citation_Details:
Scales for this source are; 6000, 12000, 24000
Grid of FIRM panels created for this Flood Insurance Study.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070928
Source_Currentness_Reference: Effective date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: STUDY1
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Geodetic Survey
Publication_Date: 20070928
Title: Geodetic bench mark positions and descriptions
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: National Geodetic Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Scale for this source is 24000
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) serves as the Nation's depository for geodetic data in the National Spatial Reference System. These geodetic data include bench marks and other control points that provide the base of reference for latitude, longitude, height, scale, orientation, and gravity measurements used throughout the United States.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070928
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NGS1
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: FLORIDA, Base Map
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
On selected FIRM panels, planimetric base map information was provided in digital format. These files were compiled at scales of 1:12,000 from aerial photography dated 1994 or later. Additional information was derived from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Line Graphs.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground conditions
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BASE1
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Publication_Date: 20070928
Title: FLORIDA, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Other_Citation_Details:
Scale for this source is 12000. Base map surface water features digitized from U.S. Geological Survey Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070928
Source_Currentness_Reference: Effective date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: STUDY2
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: 7.5-Minute Quadrangle Grid
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, CA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details:
Scale for this source is 24000. Grid of USGS 7.5-Minute Series Topographic Maps.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS1
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The DFIRM Database is compiled in conjunction with the hardcopy FIRM and the final FIS report. The specifics of the hydrologic and hydraulic analyses performed are detailed in the FIS report. The results of these studies are submitted in digital format to FEMA. These data and unrevised data from effective FIRMs are compiled onto the base map used for DFIRM publication and checked for accuracy and compliance with FEMA standards.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DOQ1, FIS1, STUDY1, NGS1, BASE1, STUDY2, USGS1
Process_Date: 20070928
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GeoPlan Center ordered the DFIRM database for the 20-available Florida Counties on 20071210. Data ordered contained both Unincorporated and Incorporated Areas. <http://msc.fema.gov>
The data arrived on DVD for the following 20-counties; Alachua County Bay County Charlotte County Dixie County Escambia County Flagler County Gilchrist County Gulf County Lafayette County Lake County Leon County Monroe County Okaloosa County Osceola County Pinellas County Santa Rosa County Seminole County St. Johns County Suwannee County Volusia County
The countywide Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Flood Hazards Databases were originally called: S_fld_haz_ar.shp
The data was reprojected from various UTM projections to the FGDL Albers HPGN NAD83 projection.
GeoPlan then added the following fields. ACRES COUNTY FLOODPLAIN RISK_LEVEL DESCRIPT SOURCEDATE FGDLAQDATE AUTOID
Crosswalk Table This crosswalk table was used to populate the FLOODPLAIN and RISK_LEVEL fields. The crosswalk table / shapefile join was based on the FLDZ field in the table and the FLDZONE field within the shapefile.
FLDZ FDLZ_DSCPT FLOODPLAIN B MODERATE TO LOW RISK AREAS OUTSIDE FLOODPLAIN C MODERATE TO LOW RISK AREAS OUTSIDE FLOODPLAIN X MODERATE TO LOW RISK AREAS OUTSIDE FLOODPLAIN A HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AE HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A1 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A2 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A3 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A4 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A5 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A6 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A7 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A8 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A9 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A10 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A11 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A12 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A13 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A14 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A15 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A16 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A17 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A18 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A19 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A20 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A21 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A22 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A23 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A24 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A25 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A26 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A27 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A28 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A29 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A30 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AH HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AO HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AR HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN A99 HIGH RISK AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN D UNDETERMINED UNDETERMINED V HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN VE HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V1 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V2 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V3 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V4 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V5 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V6 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V7 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V8 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V9 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V10 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V11 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V12 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V13 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V14 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V15 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V16 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V17 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V18 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V19 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V20 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V21 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V22 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V23 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V24 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V25 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V26 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V27 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V28 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V29 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN V30 HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN 0.2 PCT ANNUAL CHANCE FLOOD HAZARD MODERATE RISK AREAS 500-YEAR FLOODPLAIN OPEN WATER OPEN WATER OPEN WATER
The final process step involved the merging of the 20 counties to create one partial coverage statewide layer.
It was noted that 11 sliver polygons existed (primarily in Charlotte County). However, no methodology was performed by GeoPlan to correct for these issues. For more information on FEMA's Final Data Structure concerning sliver polygons please see below. The FEMA report frm_gsal.pdf states the following regarding sliver polygons.
L.3.5.2 Topology Vector data files must meet the following data structure requirements: * Area spatial features for a given theme must cover the entire study area without overlaps, underlaps or sliver polygons between adjacent polygons.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoPlan
Process_Date: 20071210
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GeoPlan Center ordered the DFIRM database for Baker County Florida on 20080411. The data arrived on DVD and the order contained both Unincorporated and Incorporated Areas. <http://msc.fema.gov>
The countywide Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Flood Hazards Database was originally called: S_fld_haz_ar.shp
The data was reprojected from NAD_1983_StatePlane_Florida_North_FIPS_0903_Feet to the FGDL Albers HPGN NAD83 projection.
GeoPlan then added the following fields. ACRES COUNTY FLOODPLAIN RISK_LEVEL DESCRIPT SOURCEDATE FGDLAQDATE AUTOID
Crosswalk Table This crosswalk table was used to populate the FLOODPLAIN and RISK_LEVEL fields. The crosswalk table / shapefile join was based on the FLDZ field in the table and the FLDZONE field within the shapefile.
The final process step involved the merging of the Baker County information with the existing SDE layer DFIRM_FLDHAZ_DEC07, creating a partial coverage statewide layer consisting of 21 counties.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoPlan
Process_Date: 20080425
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GeoPlan Center downloaded the DFIRM database for the following six Florida counties on 20090415.
Columbia County Record Count: 4252 NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Florida_North_FIPS_0903_Feet
Gadsden County Record Count: 2235 NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Florida_North_FIPS_0903_Feet
Hillsborough County Record Count: 6377 NAD_1983_StatePlane_Florida_West_FIPS_0902_Feet
Lee County Record Count: 1277 NAD_1983_StatePlane_Florida_West_FIPS_0902_Feet
Marion County Record Count: 5808 NAD_1983_StatePlane_Florida_West_FIPS_0902_Feet
Union County Record Count: 3701 NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Florida_North_FIPS_0903_Feet
The downloaded data contained both Unincorporated and Incorporated Areas. <http://msc.fema.gov>
The countywide Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Flood Hazards Database was originally called: S_fld_haz_ar.shp
The data was reprojected to the FGDL Albers HPGN NAD83 HARN projection.
GeoPlan then added the following fields. ACRES COUNTY FLOODPLAIN RISK_LEVEL DESCRIPT SOURCEDATE FGDLAQDATE AUTOID
Crosswalk Table This crosswalk table was used to populate the FLOODPLAIN and RISK_LEVEL fields. The crosswalk table / shapefile join was based on the FLDZ field in the table and the FLDZONE field within the shapefile.
The final process step involved the merging the information for the six counties with the existing SDE layer DFIRM_FLDHAZ_APR08, creating a partial coverage statewide layer consisting of 27 counties.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoPlan
Process_Date: 20090415
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data imported to ArcSDE and exported as a shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoPlan
Process_Date: 20090421
Process_Time: 15061200

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 52177
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 24.000000
Standard_Parallel: 31.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -84.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 24.000000
False_Easting: 400000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: NAVD88
Altitude_Resolution: 0.03
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: DFIRM_FLDHAZ_FEB09
Entity_Type_Definition: DFIRM_FLDHAZ_FEB09.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLD_AR_ID
Attribute_Definition: Primary key for table lookup. Assigned by table creator.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLD_ZONE
Attribute_Definition:
Flood Zone. This is a flood zone designation. These zones are used by FEMA to designate the SFHAs and for insurance rating purposes. NOTE: The symbol '%' is a reserved symbol in most software packages so the word 'percent' was abbreviated to 'PCT'. Acceptable values for this field are listed in the D_Zone table.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zone A is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to the 1-percent annual chance floodplains that are determined in the Flood Insurance Study by approximate methods of analysis. Because detailed hydraulic analyses are not performed for such areas, no Base Flood Elevations or depths are shown within this zone. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AE and A1-A30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zones AE and A1-A30 are the flood insurance rate zones that correspond to the 1-percent annual chance floodplains that are determined in the Flood Insurance Study by detailed methods of analysis. In most instances, Base Flood Elevations derived from the detailed hydraulic analyses are shown at selected intervals within this zone. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AH
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zone AH is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to the areas of 1-percent annual chance shallow flooding with a constant water-surface elevation (usually areas of ponding) where average depths are between 1 and 3 feet. The Base Flood Elevations derived from the detailed hydraulic analyses are shown at selected intervals within this zone. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AO
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zone AO is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to the areas of 1-percent shallow flooding (usually sheet flow on sloping terrain) where average depths are between 1 and 3 feet. Average flood depths derived from the detailed hydraulic analyses are shown within this zone. In addition, alluvial fan flood hazards are shown as Zone AO on the Flood Insurance Rate Map. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zone AR is the flood insurance rate zone used to depict areas protected from flood hazards by flood control structures, such as a levee, that are being restored. FEMA will consider using the Zone AR designation for a community if the flood protection system has been deemed restorable by a Federal agency in consultation with a local project sponsor; a minimum level of flood protection is still provided to the community by the system; and restoration of the flood protection system is scheduled to begin within a designated time period and in accordance with a progress plan negotiated between the community and FEMA. Mandatory purchase requirements for flood insurance will apply in Zone AR, but the rate will not exceed the rate for an unnumbered Zone A if the structure is built in compliance with Zone AR floodplain management regulations.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A99
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zone A99 is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to areas within the 1-percent annual chance floodplain that will be protected by a Federal flood protection system where construction has reached specified statutory milestones. No Base Flood Elevations or depths are shown within this zone. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: D
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The Zone D designation is used for areas where there are possible but undetermined flood hazards. In areas designated as Zone D, no analysis of flood hazards has been conducted. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements do not apply, but coverage is available. The flood insurance rates for properties in Zone D are commensurate with the uncertainty of the flood risk.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: V
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zone V is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to areas within the 1-percent annual chance coastal floodplains that have additional hazards associated with storm waves. Because approximate hydraulic analyses are performed for such areas, no Base Flood Elevations are shown within this zone. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zone VE is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to areas within the 1-percent annual chance coastal floodplain that have additional hazards associated with storm waves. Base Flood Elevations derived from the detailed hydraulic analyses are shown at selected intervals within this zone. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B, C, and X
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Zones B, C, and X are the flood insurance rate zones that correspond to areas outside the 1-percent annual chance floodplain, areas of 1-percent annual chance sheet flow flooding where average depths are less than 1 foot, areas of 1-percent annual chance stream flooding where the contributing drainage area is less than 1 square mile, or areas protected from the 1-percent annual chance flood by levees. No Base Flood Elevations or depths are shown within this zone. Insurance purchase is not required in these zones.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/fq_gen13.shtm>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0.2 PCT ANNUAL CHANCE FLOOD HAZARD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Areas with a 0.2% annual chance of flooding (500 year).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
FEMA <http://www.fema.gov/pdf/fhm/frm_gsal02.pdf>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLOODWAY
Attribute_Definition:
Floodway Type. Floodway areas are designated by FEMA and adopted by communities to provide an area that will remain free of development to moderate increases in flood heights due to encroachment on the floodplain. Normal floodway areas are 'floodway'. Special cases will have a note on the hardcopy FIRM. If the corresponding area is not designated as a floodway, this field is null. Acceptable values for this field are listed in the D_Floodway table.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SFHA_TF
Attribute_Definition:
Special Flood Hazard Area. If the area is within SFHA this field would be True. This field will be true for any area that is coded for any A or V zone flood areas. It should be false for any X or D zone flood areas. Enter "T" for true or "F" for false.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATIC_BFE
Attribute_Definition:
Static Base Flood Elevation. For areas of constant Base Flood Elevation (BFE), the BFE value is shown beneath the zone label rather than on a BFE line. In this situation the same BFE applies to the entire polygon. This is normally occurs in lakes or coastal zones. This field is only populated where a static BFE is shown on the FIRM.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: V_DATUM
Attribute_Definition:
Vertical Datum. The vertical datum indicates the reference surface from which the flood elevations are measured. Normally this would be North American Vertical Datum of 1988 for new studies. This field is only populated if the STATIC_BFE field is populated. Acceptable values for this field are listed in the D_V_Datum table.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEPTH
Attribute_Definition:
Depth Value for Zone AO Areas. This is shown beneath the zone label on the FIRM. This field is only populated if a depth is shown on the FIRM.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LEN_UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
Length Units. This unit indicates the measurement system used for the BFEs and/or depths. Normally this would be feet. This field is only populated if the STATIC_BFE or DEPTH field is populated. Acceptable values for this field are listed in the D_Length_Units table.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VELOCITY
Attribute_Definition:
Velocity Measurement. This is shown beneath the zone label on the FIRM for alluvial fan areas (certain Zone AO areas). This value represents the velocity of the flood flow in this area. This field is only populated when a velocity is shown on the FIRM.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VEL_UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
Unit of Measurement for the Velocity Attribute. This is shown in the legend where alluvial fans are present. This field is only populated if the VELOCITY field is populated. Acceptable values for this field are listed in the D_Velocity_Units table.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AR_REVERT
Attribute_Definition:
If the area is Zone AR, this field would hold the zone that the area would revert to if the AR zone were removed. This field is only populated if the corresponding area is Zone AR. Acceptable values for this field are listed in the D_Zone table.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BFE_REVERT
Attribute_Definition:
If Zone is Zone AR, this field would hold the static base flood elevation for the reverted zone. This field is populated when Zone equals AR and the reverted zone has a static BFE.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEP_REVERT
Attribute_Definition:
If Zone is Zone AR, this field would hold that flood depth for the reverted zone. This field is populated when Zone equals AR and the reverted zone has a depth assigned.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE_CIT
Attribute_Definition:
Source Citation. Abbreviation used in the metadata file when describing the source information for the S_Fld_Haz_Ar table. Normally, the flood hazard area polygon will be divided to distinguish areas modified by the most recent revision from areas based on the effective FIRM prior to the most recent revision. Revisions and sources prior to the most recent revision will not be tracked for individual polygons in the flood hazard areas table in the standard database.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FEMA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Number of Acres.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: The county name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLOODPLAIN
Attribute_Definition: Floodplain description based on FLD_ZONE field.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This is an area inundated by 100-year flooding.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 500-YEAR FLOODPLAIN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This is an area inundated by 500-year flooding.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OPEN WATER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This area is an open water body.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OUTSIDE FLOODPLAIN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This is an area outside the 100 and 500-year flood plains.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UNDETERMINED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas with possible but undetermined flood hazards. No flood hazard analysis has been conducted. Flood insurance rates are commensurate with the uncertainty of the flood risk. Zone: D.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RISK_LEVEL
Attribute_Definition: Floodplain area risk level based on FLD_ZONE field.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HIGH RISK - COASTAL AREAS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
In communities that participate in the NFIP, mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply to all of these zones: V, VE, V1 - 30.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HIGH RISK AREAS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
In communities that participate in the NFIP, mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply to all of these zones: A, AE, A1-A30, AH, AO, AR, A99.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MODERATE RISK AREAS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
In communities that participate in the NFIP, flood insurance is available to all property owners and renters in these zones:
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MODERATE TO LOW RISK AREAS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
In communities that participate in the NFIP, flood insurance is available to all property owners and renters in these zones: B, C, and X. Insurance purchase is not required in these zones.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OPEN WATER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Body of open water that has no defined flood hazard.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UNDETERMINED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas with possible but undetermined flood hazards. No flood hazard analysis has been conducted. Flood insurance rates are commensurate with the uncertainty of the flood risk. Zone: D.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIPT
Attribute_Definition: Based on SFHA_TF field description.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: INSIDE SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: [SFHA_TF] - "T" value description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OUTSIDE SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: [SFHA_TF] - "F" value description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCEDATE
Attribute_Definition: Date the data was created by the Source.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FGDLAQDATE
Attribute_Definition: Date FGDL acquired the data from the Source.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AUTOID
Attribute_Definition: Unique ID added by GeoPlan
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The DFIRM Database is made up of several data themes containing both spatial and attribute information. These data together represent the current flood risk for the subject area as identified by FEMA. The attribute tables include SFHA locations, flood zone designations, BFEs, political entities, cross-section locations, FIRM panel information, and other data related to the NFIP.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Appendix L of FEMA's Guidelines and Specifications for FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping Partners contains a detailed description of each attribute code and a reference to other relevant information. The following tables are included in this data set: l_comm_info l_stn_start study_info s_bfe s_base_index s_firm_pan s_fld_haz_ar s_fld_haz_ln s_gen_struct s_label_ld s_perm_bmk s_pol_ar s_pol_ln s_quad_index s_wtr_ln s_xs s_label_pt

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)
Contact_Person:
Contact_Position:
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 431 Architecture PO Box 115706
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32611-5706
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone:
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Web site: <http://www.fgdl.org>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Technical Support: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfeed.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: For FGDL Software: <http://www.fgdl.org/software.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
FGDL Frequently Asked Questions: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfaq.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Mailing list for FGDL: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdl-l.html>
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
Resource_Description: DOWNLOADABLE DATA
Distribution_Liability:
The Florida Geographic Data Library is a collection of Geospatial Data compiled by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center with support from the Florida Department of Transportation. GIS data available in FGDL is collected from various state, federal, and other agencies (data sources) who are data stewards, producers, or publishers. The data available in FGDL may not be the most current version of the data offered by the data source. University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no guarantees about the currentness of the data and suggests that data users check with the data source to see if more recent versions of the data exist.
Furthermore, the GIS data available in the FGDL are provided 'as is'. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no warranties, guaranties or representations as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of the data provided by the data sources. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no representations or warranties about the quality or suitability of the materials, either expressly or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using, modifying, contributing or distributing the materials.
A note about data scale:
Scale is an important factor in data usage. Certain scale datasets are not suitable for some project, analysis, or modeling purposes. Please be sure you are using the best available data.
1:24000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the county level. 1:24000 data should NOT be used for high accuracy base mapping such as property parcel boundaries. 1:100000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the multi-county or regional level. 1:125000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the regional or state level or larger.
Vector datasets with no defined scale or accuracy should be considered suspect. Make sure you are familiar with your data before using it for projects or analysis. Every effort has been made to supply the user with data documentation. For additional information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. For more information regarding scale and accuracy, see our webpage at: <http://geoplan.ufl.edu/education.html>
Standard_Order_Process:
Non-digital_Form:
Printed FIRMs and Raster DFIRMs that match this data set are available from FEMA at the Map Service Center, cited above.
Fees: Contact Distributor
Technical_Prerequisites:
This data is intended for use with a Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing software package.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090428
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Contact_Position: Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 500 C Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20472
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-358-9616
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: www.msc.fema.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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