Flood Prone Areas Florida

Metadata also available as

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Flood Insurance Program
Publication_Date: May, 1996
Title: Flood Prone Areas Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This GIS data set represents floodprone areas in florida. The Q3 flood data are derived from the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The file is georeferenced to the earth's surface using the geographic projection and the decimal degree coordinate system. Specifications for the horizontal control of Q3 flood data files are consistent with those required for mapping at a scale of 1:24000.
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 1973 Flood Disaster Protection Act). 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 insurance coverage offered through the NFIP.
Q3 flood data files convey certain key features from the existing hard copy firm. Edge-matching errors, overlaps and deficiencies in coverage, and similar problems are not corrected during digitizing or post-processing. The Q3 flood data files are intended to provide users with automated flood risk data that may be used to locate SFHAs. More details may be obtained from the paper firm.
The above description was taken from documentation provided with the Q3 flood data files. FMRI has created several coverages based on Q3 flood data files. The files were taken from CD-ROMs listed below in data source information. Only major zones were selected and used in the coverages, not the entire Q3 flood data set. The CD-ROMs have extensive documentation on these coverages. FMRI has loaded these coverages into ArcSDE feature classes.
This data set, FMRI.floodprone_areas_fl_poly, is one of three related data sets. These are areas prone to life threatening floods. FMRI.floodprone_areas_fl_poly only contains zones A, AE, and V. See also FMRI.flood_maps_tier2_fl_poly and FMRI.flood_maps_tier3_fl_poly.
Purpose:
To visually represent geospatial data. An ArcView shapefile of the ArcInfo coverage has been used for the Statewide Ocean Resource Inventory (SORI) project.
Supplemental_Information:
Prior to July 1, 2004, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) was known as the Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI). The institute name has not been changed in historical data sets or references to work completed by the Florida Marine Research Institute. The institute name has been changed in references to ongoing research, new research, and contact information.
This data set is missing a few counties.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 199605
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.639737
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.87289
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.042585
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.48239
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: FWRI
Theme_Keyword: hydrography
Theme_Keyword:
human impact (boating, pollution, oil spills, dredging, runoff, coastal build up)
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: mapping
Theme_Keyword: coastal
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: FWRIplace
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: statewide
Place_Keyword: south Florida
Place_Keyword: southwest Florida
Place_Keyword: northeast Florida
Place_Keyword: northwest Florida
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: Florida Panhandle
Place_Keyword: Apalachicola National Forest
Place_Keyword: Saint Johns River
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Tampa Bay
Place_Keyword: Charlotte Harbor
Place_Keyword: Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Florida Counties
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Florida Waterbodies
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Water Management Districts
Place_Keyword: Northwest Florida Water Management District
Place_Keyword: South Florida Water Management District
Place_Keyword: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Place_Keyword: St. Johns River Water Management District
Place_Keyword: Suwannee River Water Management District
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: FWC Region
Place_Keyword: FWC Region-North Central
Place_Keyword: FWC Region-Northeast
Place_Keyword: FWC Region-Northwest
Place_Keyword: FWC Region-South
Place_Keyword: FWC Region-Southwest
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: FWRI
Access_Constraints:
Available with Caution. All data must be verified by Principal Investigator or Group Database Analyst prior to release. It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from FWC and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. FWC makes no claims as to the data's suitability for other purposes.
Use_Constraints:
FWC-FWRI and the originator of the data must be credited.
Acknowledgement of the FWC-FWRI (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute) as the data source, and FEMA as the originator, would be appreciated in any products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source is expected by users of this data. Please cite the original metadata when using portions of the record to create a similar record of slightly altered data, such as reprojection. If any data are modified or adjusted, please share the edited information with FWC. Users should be aware that comparison with other data sets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in mapping conventions, data collection, and computer processes over time. FWC shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of this data. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such. This is not a survey data set and should not be utilized as such. These data are not to be used for navigation.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), National Flood Insurance Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 500 C Street SW
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20472
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Technical Support: 1-800-358-9616
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.fema.gov>
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FMRI-DC
Security_Classification: Available with Caution
Security_Handling_Description: Available with Caution
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.1.1.649

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All entities and attributes have been identified. The accuracy of the attributes has not been verified by FMRI.
Completeness_Report: QA/QC Status: INCOMPLETE
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Positional accuracy has not been verified by FMRI.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Flood Insurance Program
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Q3 Flood Data CD-ROM
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: ArcInfo Export coverage
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM, Disc 10, Florida (South) and Disc 11, Florida (North)
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FEMA
Source_Contribution: These data were created by FEMA.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Derived by FMRI from FEMA data on May, 1996 CD-ROM entitled "Q3 Flood Data".
Process_Date: 1996
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
Contact_Organization:
FWC-FWRI (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)
Contact_Position: GIS Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute 100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-896-8626
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-893-1679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISLibrarian@MyFWC.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time

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: 21655

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: 0.001164
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.001164
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: FMRI.floodprone_areas_fl_poly
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CO_FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
County FIPS code. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). Redefined portion of FIPS item.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COBRA
Attribute_Definition:
This item indicates whether the area is inside or outside of a designated Coastal Barrier Resources System area. Only the extents of the Coastal Barrier Resources System area boundaries are portrayed in the Q3 Flood Data files. The boundaries between Coastal Barrier Resources System areas with different designation dates are not included in the Q3 Flood Data files. Users should refer to the FIRM for such information.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: COBRA_IN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Inside Coastal Barrier Resources System area. An area designated as within the Coastal Barrier Resources System in which flood insurance is unavailable for structures newly built or substantially improved after the Coastal Barrier date. The specific Coastal Barrier designation date is available on the printed FIRM.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: COBRA_OUT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: An area outside the Coastal Barrier Resources System.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMUNITY
Attribute_Definition:
Identifies a county, city, or other community responsible for floodplain management. Numeric value assigned by FEMA. This item contains the four-digit community identification number assigned by FEMA to each community that participates in the NFIP. This number may be found in the title block of each FIRM panel, or in the NFIP Community Status Book.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0 to 9999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
Standard 5-digit State and County FIPS codes. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). This item contains the five-digit State and County FIPS code, as defined in the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 6-4 (FIPS PUB 6-4) (Reference 7), published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The State and County FIPS codes are further separated by the redefined items ST-FIPS and CO-FIPS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIRM_PANEL
Attribute_Definition:
This item contains the eleven-digit FIRM panel number. The FIRM panel number is found in the title block of each FIRM panel. The FIRM panel number is further separated into its components by the redefined items STATE (contains the State FIPS code), PCOMM (for countywide panels, this is the County FIPS code plus the letter ""c""; for community based panels, this is the community identification number), and PANEL (the panel number and suffix).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLOODWAY
Attribute_Definition:
This item contains a representation of the floodway type. Floodway, Flowage Easement, and State Encroachment Areas are included in the Q3 Flood Data files if they are portrayed on the source graphic (the FIRM) used for data capture. If they are portrayed on a separate map panel (the Flood Boundary Floodway Map), they will not be included in the Q3 Flood Data files.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FW
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Floodway. An area that includes the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water-surface elevation by more than a designated height. (Note: this area is normally in Zone AE.)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EASE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Flowage Easement Area. An area within a community, usually bordering a stream, that has more restrictive floodplain development criteria imposed upon it by the governing body (town, city, etc.) than the criteria imposed as a prerequisite to participation in the NFIP. (Note: Unlike the floodway, this area may overlap any other flood zone.)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: STATE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
State Encroachment. An area within a community, usually bordering a stream, that has more restrictive floodplain development criteria imposed upon it by the state, than the criteria imposed as a prerequisite to participation in the NFIP. (Note: Unlike the floodway, this area may overlap any other flood zone.)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude, rounded down to the nearest whole degree, of the 7.5-minute quadrangle map sheet. Redefined portion of the QUAD item.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONG_
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude, rounded down to the nearest whole degree, of the 7.5-minute quadrangle map sheet. Redefined portion of the QUAD item.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal ID used by SDE
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PANEL
Attribute_Definition:
FIRM Panel number and suffix. Redefined portion of FIRM_PANEL item.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PANEL_TYP
Attribute_Definition: This item contains a representation of the FIRM panel type.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CBPP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Community based - panel printed. The portion of a community covered by a community based map sheet (panel). A community may consist of more than one FIRM panel. The FIRM panel is further identified by its FIRM panel number and its suffix.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CBNP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Community based - panel not printed. The portion of a community covered by a community based map sheet (panel) that is not printed. The FIRM panel is further identified by its FIRM panel number and its suffix.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CWPP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Countywide - panel printed. The portion of a community covered by a countywide map sheet (panel). A community may consist of more than one FIRM panel. The FIRM panel is further identified by its FIRM panel number and its suffix.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CWNP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Countywide - panel not printed. The portion of a community covered by a countywide map sheet (panel) that is not printed. The FIRM panel is further identified by its FIRM panel number and its suffix.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AOPN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Area outside FIRM panel neatline. Any unpanelled areas of a participating county. It should be used to identify any areas that fall within a participating community but outside of the defined panelling scheme. It should not be confused with the Unmapped Community attribute, which should be used for unmapped or non-participating communities.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UNMC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Unmapped community. A jurisdiction that has not been mapped or identified by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It may be applied to a jurisdiction that has no maps because it has no Special Flood Hazard Area, or it may be applied to a jurisdiction that is not identified by the NFIP or is not participating in the NFIP.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PCOMM
Attribute_Definition:
FIRM Community/County Identifier. Code comprises a unique alphanumeric sequence based on FIPS and FEMA Community and Panel identification numbers. Redefined portion of FIRM_PANEL item.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QUAD
Attribute_Definition:
This item contains the eight-digit USGS quadrangle identification number. It identifies the alphanumeric map sheet identifier used by the USGS. The list of values for each state is published by USGS in the State Indexes to Topographic and Other Map Coverage. This item is further separated into its components by three redefined items. They are LAT (the latitude, rounded down to the nearest whole degree, of the 7.5-minute quadrangle map sheet), LONG (the longitude, rounded down to the nearest whole degree, of the 7.5-minute quadrangle map sheet), and QUAD_UNIT (the alphanumeric map sheet identifier used by USGS, A1 through H8).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QUAD_UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
The alphanumeric map sheet identifier used by USGS, A1 through H8. Redefined portion of the QUAD item.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SFHA
Attribute_Definition:
This item indicates whether the area is in or out of the SFHA. It is derived from the area's flood hazard zone designation.
Please note that areas whose ZONE is listed as Area Not Included (ANI) are given the SFHA attribute of "OUT," even though their SFHA designation is unknown at this time.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: IN
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OUT
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BLANK
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute_Definition:
Area of polygon (in square meters). Automatically calculated by SDE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute_Definition:
Length of polygon perimeter (in meters). Automatically calculated by SDE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
State FIPS code. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). Redefined portion of FIPS item.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
State FIPS code. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). Redefined portion of FIRM_PANEL item.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SYMBOL
Attribute_Definition:
This item represents a polygon shade symbol that is unique to the Zone, Floodway, and COBRA area definitions. Users should note that in order to replicate these colors, a Q3 Flood Data Shadeset must be installed.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0 to 47
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZONE
Attribute_Definition:
This item contains a representation of the flood hazard zone designator.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding, for which no BFEs have been deter-mined.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding, for which BFEs have been determined.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: V
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding with velocity hazard (wave action); no BFEs have been determined.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
Contact_Organization:
FWC-FWRI (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)
Contact_Position: GIS Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute 100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-896-8626
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-893-1679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISLibrarian@MyFWC.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
This data set is in the public domain, and the recipient may not assert any proprietary rights thereto nor represent it to anyone as other than a FWC-FWRI produced data set or the appropriate originator; it is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The user assumes all responsibility for the accuracy and suitability of this data set for a specific application. In no event will the staff of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute be liable for any damages, including lost profits, lost savings, or other incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of or the inability to use this data set.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SHP
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees:
None. However, persons or organizations requesting information must provide transfer media if FTP is not available and must pay express shipping costs if express shipping is required.
Ordering_Instructions:
Contact GIS Librarian by e-mail, telephone, or letter explaining which products are needed and providing a brief description of how the products will be used. Also, provide name and address of the person or organization requesting the products.
Turnaround:
Usually within 10 business days, although, complex requests may take longer
Custom_Order_Process:
These data have caveats. Contact GIS Librarian for details. If these data are maintained by an agency other than FWC-FWRI, then the source agency should be contacted directly for requests.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020219
Metadata_Review_Date: 20060503
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
Contact_Organization:
FWC-FWRI (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)
Contact_Position: GIS Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute 100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-896-8626
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-893-1679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISLibrarian@MyFWC.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: No restrictions on metadata.
Metadata_Use_Constraints: Metadata must be distributed with the data set.
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: FMRI-MC
Metadata_Security_Classification: Available
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: Metadata must be distributed with the data set.
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

Generated by mp version 2.9.12 on Tue Apr 01 19:25:53 2014