Floodplain Inquiry

The Floodplain Inquiry application is a configuration of the ArcGIS Online Information Lookup application that can be used by citizens, land development companies, and real estate professionals to locate parcels impacted by FEMA floodplain boundaries.

This application provides access to authoritative floodplain boundary information (DFIRM panels) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) so informed decisions can be made during land development and home buying processes.


Floodplain Inquiry requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4 - 10.6
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)
  • Information Lookup (ArcGIS Online configurable application template)

What you get

When you download Floodplain Inquiry, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
MapsandGeodatabase FEMAFloodZone.mxd A map document used to publish the FEMAFloodZone service.
CommunityParcels.mxd A map document used to publish the CommunityParcels service.
CommunityAddresses.mxd A map document used to publish the CommunityAddresses service.
EmergencyManagement.gdb Emergency Management geodatabase with sample data.

What's New

Below are the release dates and notes for Floodplain Inquiry.

Date Description
January 2018
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.6.
March 2017
  • Floodplain Inquiry can now be deployed in your ArcGIS Organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
  • Updated sample data.
January 2017
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5
September 2016
  • Sample data updated
February 2016
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4
October 2015
  • A revised configuration of Information Lookup web application template that uses the boundary of a parcel to determine if it intersects with a flood zone.
December 2014
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.3
August 2014
  • First release of Floodplain Inquiry

Get started with Floodplain Inquiry

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Deployment option

Follow a few simple steps to leverage ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool to quickly deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, configure it, and load your data if needed.