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PBS&J's Flood Map Desktop Available for Testing

June 20, 2006
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Beta version allows users to create DFIRM maps and databases that comply with FEMA guidelines and specifications

Orlando, FL - At long last, FEMA flood mapping partners have the tool they've been asking for to complete their Map Modernization projects: PBS&J's Flood Map Desktop (FMD) is now available in beta release for testing and feedback. An extension for ESRI's ArcGIS 9 Desktop software, FMD sits right on the user's desktop and requires no Internet connection. Users can manage their own data with no rigid workflow.

The tools offered in the FMD software extension enable users to create FEMA DFIRM paper maps and Standard DFIRM Databases that are compliant with FEMA Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners. PBS&J utilizes the Flood Map Desktop to perform the major portions of the flood mapping process for its own DFIRM projects. The customized GIS toolsets have been developed through many years of experience, and have been used to support hundreds of DFIRM projects and produce thousands of DFIRM maps. FMD is an evolution of the previously released FEMA DFIRM Tools originally developed for FEMA by PBS&J. The tools have been updated to the new ESRI ArcGIS 9.x platform, and a number of new tools have been created and added to the software package.

PBS&J's FMD software extension is offered in the public domain to aid all mapping partners supporting FEMA in the completion of Map Modernization projects. These tools allow the users to define the way they want to perform the work. FMD offers a user-friendly management and workflow system that is open, allowing users to complete projects their way. While database dependencies do exist to maintain standards and specifications, users will find no rigid system of workflow control. The FMD utilizes context menu and management window technologies to enhance the user experience and provide minimal ramp-up. The workflow process and tools are very intuitive and include a comprehensive HTML and context-sensitive help system.

PBS&J's launch of the new Flood Map Desktop will be showcased at the 2006 Association of State Floodplain Managers Conference next week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Detailed information regarding this new tool can be found at (http://www.pbsj.com/what/Core/FloodHazardManagement/).

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