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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.
The Stream Health map provides Maryland’s citizens with a tool for reviewing the health of their local stream, or any stream statewide that has been part of sampling and evaluation efforts. Additionally, information is provided on the presence or absence of stream buffers and the amount of impervious surface – two important determinants of stream health.
PlanMaryland is the State’s first comprehensive plan targeted towards sustainable growth and development. The PlanMaryland Citizen Input map provides Maryland residents and other stakeholders with an opportunity to visualize PlanMaryland data and provide comments about areas within Maryland, as it relates to the draft version of the comprehensive plan. User input is directed through a combination of predefined questions as well as a free standing area for additional discussions. These inputs are identified on the map via marker symbols, specific to the user’s response. Additional data layers are also provided as reference material.
The Maryland Broadband Map is an interactive online mapping application on the MD iMap infrastructure that features up-to-date information about the broadband services available in Maryland. The map helps you to easily find high-speed Internet service for your home or business address, and contact information for Maryland’s broadband service providers.
Maryland’s AgPrint map begins with an analysis of Maryland’s resource lands, and it identifies and categorizes the level of development pressure of each resource. AgPrint targets certain areas for preservation and set priorities among them
The application provides information on the “status”, “vulnerability, “threat” and stability of rural resource lands. The “Status” is a measure of the number of residential lots already subdivided on agricultural or natural resource land. The “Vulnerability” is a measure of the number of additional residential lots that can be further subdivided and developed under existing local zoning and land use management tools. The “Threat” to rural resource land is an estimate of potential future market demand for residential lots, estimated by measuring the amounts of residential development that occurred on resource lands during the decade 1997 – 2006, and assuming a similar distribution of county residential growth projected to the year 2030. The fourth measure, “Stability of Rural Resource Lands,” assesses the likelihood that the integrity of the land resource can be sustained into the future, assuming aggressive land preservation efforts by the State and local governments.