Date Added: Jan 2010
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains a repository of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that are used by insurance companies and the general public to determine the flood insurance rates for properties in any chosen geographic area. FEMA distributed these maps by means of a manual catalog ordering and printing process. FEMA personnel processed and printed orders and customers had to await mail receipt of the maps. FEMA had the vision to implement a system to deliver these products online via the web. The problem was resolved with a solution that includes a seamless integration of IBM WebSphere (E-Commerce), ESRI ArcIMS (Geo-Locator), and IDEAL IntraNETIX Enterprise for Unix (Map Viewing and Printing, Document Delivery).