FloodMap Desktop


Welcome to Flood Map Desktop(TM) for ESRI ArcGIS. FMD is public domain software maintained by Atkins for the production of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM), Letters of Map Revision (LOMR), DFIRM databases, and metadata.

FMD requires no dependencies on 3rd party software fees* or internet connections to create FEMA's products. Everything produced by FMD is compliant with all of FEMA's Guidelines & Specifications including all Procedure Memorandums.


Atkins has made every effort possible to ensure that Flood Map Desktop (FMD) Software is free of any bugs or errors; however, in no way is FMD Software to be considered error or bug free. You assume all responsibility for any damages or lost data that may result from any errors or bugs in FMD Software.


FMD Software is not responsible for any content on pages which link to us or any pages which we link to. If any damages occur by using information on referred pages, only the author of the respective page may be held liable.


Although this software is released without conditions or restrictions in its use, it is expected that appropriate credit be given to its author and the Atkins group should the software be included by the recipient as an element in other product development or presentation.


FMD 11 supports ArcGIS 10.2 and ArcGIS 10.3 (recommended). 

Note: FMD 11 will not work with ArcGIS 10.4


FMD Software does encourage users to submit feedback regarding any of our existing products. Please submit feature requests and bug reports to floodmapdesktop@atkinsglobal.com.


Cartography Tools
  1. Atkins' own labeling engine - no third party applications needed.

  2. Special note module to easily place any special or custom map note

  3. Domain toolbar - change the database just by right clicking map features

  4. Leader toolbar - quickly create any leader you need

  5. Create virtual DFIRM panels - no separate mapping file storage and management

  6. Create virtual precise features - grid tics and other coordinates are created automatically

  7. Create GIS LOMRs

  8. Create DFIRM Index

  9. Set global project settings to cascade to all maps

  10. Load custom symbols for your project

  11. Create custom map layout

Data Management Tools

  1. Automated DFIRM database QA and reporting

  2. Batch import DFIRM databases or one GIS layer at a time

  3. Export data to all FEMA formats - It is important that you have Workstation installed to correctly export the coverages for delivery (Note: E00 creation is not compatible with FMD and ArcGIS 10.2/10.3)

  4. Automatically create Base Index, Quadrangle Index

  5. Tree view system puts the entire project in front of you

  6. Create metadata files

  7. Manage multiple raster data sets

  8. Standard and Enhanced DFIRM database support

  9. Data Capture Standard database creation (Beta project)

  10. GIS topology error checking

  11. DFIRM panel boundary creation

Profile Tools

  1. Import HEC-RAS models into the DFIRM Database

  2. Automatically Produce Map and Model Agreement Tables

  3. Import RASPLOT databases

  4. Automatically plot profile inflection points as BFE's on the DFIRM from profiles

*The only exceptions to this rule are ESRI 3D Analyst extension to create coastal flood hazard zone contours from WHAFIS output files, Maplex for Risk DFIRM labeling, and Spatial Analyst for Floodplain Boundary Standard Audit. FMD will still allow you to automatically convert your WHAFIS output files into a database for GIS analysis without 3D Analyst. The Maplex extensions is available for free with ArcInfo license level with ArcGIS10 software.