PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FEMA Flood Zone data is now accessible in a free widget from PolicyMap. PolicyMap overlays the latest FEMA data on U.S. maps so that flood zone locations, down to the parcel level, are immediately apparent. Anyone can offer their website users the ability to view and interact with this data by simply adding the free code.
PolicyMap is an online data analysis and interactive map tool which allows users to generate maps, tables and reports based on over 10,000 key social and economic indicators. Available to anyone with internet access, PolicyMap uses Geographic Information Systems technology to display these indicators for U.S. communities down to a neighborhood level.
Realtors Property Resource, LLC (RPR), a subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is one of PolicyMap's premiere clients. PolicyMap provides the RPR with up-to-date information on the neighborhoods where REALTORS® work. Crime, education, and employment represent just a few of the key indicators PolicyMap provides to the RPR for use by NAR's members.
Flood zone locations are another critical data piece. REALTORS® must communicate to both buyers and sellers the degree to which a property might be in jeopardy. PolicyMap provides the latest FEMA data, overlaid on a map, so that, REALTORS® can immediately see flood zone locations down to the parcel level.
"The ability to seamlessly pull key information like the location of flood zones into our own maps makes the PolicyMap service invaluable to our members," shares Kris Goodfellow, Vice President, Product Management at RPR. "As the mantra goes, real estate is all about location, location, location. Using PolicyMap, we are able to give our REALTOR® members real location intelligence that can help them to better educate their buyers and sellers."
Upon request, PolicyMap also provides instructions to tailor the Flood Zone widget to show a specific geographic location. The widget automatically updates when the data is updated on PolicyMap. For more information or to schedule a demonstration, contact PolicyMap.
About TRF and PolicyMap
PolicyMap is a fully web-based interactive map tool that makes it quick and easy to gather and analyze geocentric information. A service of The Reinvestment Fund, a not-for-profit leader in the financing of neighborhood revitalization, PolicyMap empowers decision makers with better access to credible market and demographic data in an easy-to-use geographic information system. Visit www.policymap.com for more information.