FloodInsights Now Provides Manual Flood Determinations & Certifications

Boston, Ma, February 2005 – CDS Business Mapping, LLC a leader in online hazard mapping, is now offering manual flood determinations and flood certifications. As a result of this new service, users will be able to get flood determinations for virtually any address in the US, even difficult-to-find locations. This is offered as an add-on service to its FloodInsights real-time flood determination service. Currently, if the address cannot be accurately pinpointed, no flood zone information is returned. Now, users can be sure that they can get the correct flood zone for any address, even new streets and rural addresses.

“In our ongoing effort to make FloodInsights the only flood determination tool that appraisers and real estate professionals need, we will enhance our flood capabilities in two ways,” explains Dan Munson, VP of Marketing & Sales. “First, if the user can’t get an accurate address match, they will be able to enter some more information and get a manual determination done. This means that someone will actually do the research, so that they will get the right answer every time. Although the answer might not be instantaneous, it means they will always get an answer, and will not need to find another way to handle hard-to-find addresses. The second enhancement, flood certifications, means that we will guarantee that the determination is correct. By adding these two features to FloodInsights, we can prevent bottle-necks, which in turn will allow appraisers and real estate professionals to focus on new business.” For more information on these services, please contact Dan Munson at 617.737.4444 or dmunson@cdsys.com

About FloodInsights.com
FloodInsights is used by appraisers and real estate professionals who are looking to increase accuracy, productivity and overall speed of operations. FloodInsights is an Internet application used to automate flood zone determinations. By simply typing in an address, users will get back: SFHA (Flood Zone), Zone, Community Name & Number, Panel Number & Date, FIPS Code, Census Tract, GIS Flood Map and Aerial Photo (optional).

About CDS Business Mapping
CDS Business Mapping, LLC., was founded in 1994 as a desktop mapping sales and consulting company. The company offers a full line of mapping software, data and applications for appraisers, insurers and real estate professionals. The company specializes in natural hazard risk assessment tools and data. The company is dedicated to the creation and implementation of mapping solutions for the appraisal, insurance and real estate industries.