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Mapping the Floodplain: Why and How, From Past to Future

Mapping the Floodplain: Why and How, From Past to Future

Mapping the Floodplain: Why and How, From Past to Future

Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

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Launch date: 02 Jan 2014
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The graphic depiction of flood hazard areas has been an important component of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) since the 1973 Flood Disaster Protection Act. From early approximations of hazards and risks to more detailed studies, along with improvement of mapping techniques, the mapping aspect of the NFIP has played an important role in appropriate land use and flood insurance coverage.

When we understand how early mapping was compiled, we better understand our current roles and responsibilities in updating, correcting, and expanding that early attempt to depict the risks and hazards of flooding throughout the U.S. This session explores the components of a Flood Insurance Rate Map, the various uses of those maps, and the effects of the digital age on reliability of map data.


Upon completion of this course, the participant should expect to be able to:
• Identify the multiple uses and applications of Flood Insurance Rate Maps
• Distinguish between the different digital formats of flood mapping products
• Understand the effects of NFIP regulations on floodplain mapping
Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM

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Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

Wendy Lathrop, president and owner of Cadastral Consulting, is licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in several states and as a Professional Planner in New Jersey. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy, and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction to boundary to environmental land use disputes. Wendy is also a Certified Floodplain Manager through the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM). A former adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in New Jersey, Wendy has also taught as part of the team for the licensing exam review course at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. She has been teaching seminars for surveyors since 1986 and has been writing articles for surveyors since 1983. Wendy is a contributing editor for a number of professional publications.

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  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • 1.00 Hours

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