Maryland’s Osprey interactive map brings together many of the most useful geographic features for emergency situations. It can assist governments, communities and citizens alike in identifying vulnerable locations for natural disasters as well as resources for public safety planning.
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The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor’s (CSSC) myReGIS application was designed to serve three states, seven counties, and countless municipalities in addressing the complex land use planning needs associated with Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). In addition, myReGIS is a tool being used by new and existing BRAC impacted businesses and residents to identify quality of life elements such as growth areas, available services, transportation needs, education institutions, etc. Regional land use planning data featured in this application helps support the APG mission and strengthens the CSSC’s relationship with the installation, regional planners, and residents.
The State of Maryland in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been systematically updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for communities over the past several years. Maryland’s Flood Risk Application helps citizens determine their current flood risk based on effective Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and assess future flood risk based on preliminary Digital FIRMs (DFIRMs). The application will also prompt users to launch a Flood Risk Guide, which will help users determine whether flood insurance is required or recommended for their property and how to obtain insurance if they do not already have it.
MERLIN Online (Maryland’s Environmental Resources and Land Information Network) is a one-stop shop for environmental resources data in Maryland. MERLIN Online allows a user to create a map for any location in Maryland, including their choice of base map and user selectable data. Users can point a location on the map and receive information about that site. Another powerful feature of the system is access to information that helps to better understand the data being viewed, such as the origin of the data, how it was created, accuracy and age. MERLIN Online was developed to help users make better informed decisions.