Publication Date

12-2008

Committee Chair

Fang Ren, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Mark Kumler, Ph.D.
Kristen Heavener

Abstract

The development of a GIS Application based on ArcGIS version 9.2 was determined to fulfill the requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for calculating the impacts of different flood hazard scenarios using the flood hazard data available to them with other publicly available data such as census data. The application was designed and implemented to be used by non-geographic information system professionals to use the tools and perform the necessary analyses required to formulate the needed results. The implemented application is made up of a file geodatabase to store the data, a toolset to help define the flood hazard polygons for a specific flood scenario, and models to perform routine analyses of the scenarios to determine some of the impacts on a community. Impacts such as population impacted, housing units impacted, and miles of levee in an area were implemented using models in ArcMap. This application will show the potential power of the geospatial flood hazard data that FEMA is producing as part of their Map Modernization efforts and showcase its use in a geographic information system.

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Levee Flood Hazard Scenario Analysis Application (Poster)

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