FIRMette - Desktop


License: Freeware
Downloads: 0
Op. System: Windows
Last updated: 10 Jan 2011
File size: 2.62 MB
Publisher: FEMA
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Publisher description for FIRMette - Desktop

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The FIRMette Desktop application was developed to enable users to create and print a selected portion of a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The reason for this was that many users do not have the capability to print an entire FIRM which normally measures 36”x 25.875”. So the application was designed to allow the user to select a portion of the FIRM which would fit, to scale, onto an 8.5”x 11”, 8.5” x 14”, or 11”x 17” size sheet of paper. If your internet connection does not support easy download of large data files, you often work offline, or often use the same set of flood maps and would prefer to store them locally, you should use FIRMette - Desktop tool. This application communicates with the MSC Web site ( for many of its features, so some of this functionality will not be available if the application cannot establish an internet connection to the MSC Web site. The application will save a list of the addresses and coordinates that have been entered to search for FIRM panels during the current session and select any of the entries to perform the search again. The application will allow the user to load a missing FIRM panel into the appropriate directory and ‘Try Again’ while performing searches by address or coordinates. This new version includes additional features that allow users to search for map panels by address or coordinates, search for and download Letter of Map Changes (LOMCs) for a panel, and print full-size Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

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