GIS plays an integral part in helping to raise the CRS score. The City is using GIS to identify all structures within the flood plain, identify and more accurately quantify open space preservation, and accurately identify and analyze areas of impact.
The image to the right illustrates how the City is using GIS to map all insurable structures within the flood plain (shown in red shaded area).
The red structures are in the flood plain
The green structures are outside of the flood plain
The black structures are where property owners have obtained a letter of map amendment (LOMA) and are excluded from the flood plain based on elevation
GIS is helping to lower flood insurance costs in our community! A higher CRS score means our community pays less for flood insurance. GIS can help to reduce community vulnerability, as well as increase public awareness and improve public access to information by providing flood maps and information via the internet.