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Picture of historic flooding, Sept. 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia (Peachtree Creek)

FLOOD INUNDATION

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U.S. Geological Survey Flood Inundation Mapping Science

Flood Inundation Map Library Tools

Collaboration and QA/QC Tools

Technical Tools

FIM Hydraulic Modeling

GIS Mapping

  • ArcGIS tools for QA/QC The tools were built by Kris Lander at NWS and designed toassist mapping partners with the process of developing and Quality Controlling flood mapping polygon and grid layers. These tools automate several checks that are a part of the NWS QC review process. The tools are required (or recommended in the case of the polygon edge smoothing), but you may find them helpful in your endeavors. (Contact: Marie Peppler, posted 8/2/13, updated 6/20/11, 1.1 mb zip file of ArcGIS Tools and instructions)
  • GIS layer/map editing procedure and python scripts for USGS mapper submission GIS layer/map editing is recommended after the GIS layers are exported from HEC-RAS model runs. These procedures help to keep track of GIS editing process and follows the naming conventions of NWS/AHPS process. Once the GIS editing of layers are completed, python scripts can be run to get the GIS layers (polygons and depth grids) ready for USGS mapper submission. (Contact: Moon Kim, updated 8/1/13, 0.5 mb zip file of python scripts and instructions)

Report Tools

USGS Report Templates:

Per the SPN, FIMI SIMs can be routed through any of these four Publishing Service Centers (PSC) that have the expertise and knowledge to produce the final FIM SIM products using the templates. Products can be routed to and questions regarding FIMI SPN issues can be directed to:

Disclaimer and Uncertainty statements for Map Library Files: To be used in all single-site applications, i.e., metadata, SIMs, and pdf maps (updated 02/01/12, Word) [No, you cannot modify the disclaimer for your study!]

Mapping Application Submission Guidance and Templates

  • Public Mapper with approved data (contact Marie for Review Mapper link)
  • Single Site Library Guidance - formatting, naming conventions, GIS tips, and submission instructions. See scripts above for additional assistance. (updated 7/19/12, 58 kb Word)
  • Two Site Decision Matrix Library Guidance - formatting, naming conventions, and submission instructions (updated 10/19/11, 47 kb Word)

  • Projection file - Please reproject your shapefile to this projection before submission (updated 5/3/11, 1Mb prj file)
  • Metadata template files for shapefiles and grids - USGS/NWS checked metadata files that meet all standards necessary, just fill in the blanks! Now with the New Disclaimer! (updated 12/2/11, 26 kb xml files)
  • KML creation instructions - If you need help creating the kml files, these are some in progress guidelines; feedback is appreciated. (updated 6/14/11, 53 kb Word file)
  • Contact Info for FIM Mapper

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