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Appraise-It Pro: Using Flood Maps

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Appraise-It Pro Flood Maps is an add-on to the Appraise-It Pro Subscription Plan that allows you to create great-looking, industry-standard flood maps and automatically populate additional data about your subject.

If you want to add Flood Maps to your account or need to buy more lookups, please contact our sales team at 800-523-0872.

1. Open a report in Appraise-It Pro and ensure your subject address is filled out.

2. Go to the Services tab and select Flood Maps.

3. Flood Maps will open with your subject address prefilled in the Edit Address pane. If you have already used Street Maps to add a location map to your report, the subject’s latitude and longitude will also be prefilled.

  • If all you have is the subject’s address, select Geocode Address, then select the closest match to your subject.
  • If you know your subject’s coordinates, you can manually enter them in the Latitude and Longitude fields. If the Use Coordinates check box is not already checked, select it to access them.

4. Select Get Map.

5. Review your subject marker placement, map zoom level, and map imagery type.

  • If your subject market placement isn’t accurate, drag the marker to the correct location. It may be useful to switch to aerial imagery so you can see individual buildings and landmarks; you can switch back to road imagery after adjusting your marker placement, if you prefer.
  • After any changes to the subject marker placement, map zoom level, or imagery type, click Update Map.

6. When you are satisfied with your flood map arrangement, select Get Flood Data.

  • A lookup will be deducted from your account. Your remaining lookup count and expiration date are displayed at the bottom of the pane.
  • If you go back past this point to make further changes, another lookup will be deducted from your account.

7. Flood data will be applied to your map.

  • The check boxes in the Transfer section control which data points are transferred to the Special Flood Hazard Determination Form in your report.
  • The check boxes in the Options section control how certain data points are formatted.
  • To edit the data points or your subject marker’s appearance, select Edit and make any needed changes. Select Save to apply the changes or Reset to undo them.

8. Select Transfer Data to transfer the map image and flood data to your appraisal report.

  • You can also select Copy Image to Clipboard if you want to paste the flood map image into another program or document, or select Save Image to save the flood map image as a JPG, PNG, or BMP file.

Once you close Flood Maps, you will no longer be able to make changes to the map or transfer settings. However, you can always reopen Flood Maps and create a new map; note that this will result in an additional lookup being deducted from your account.


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Last Updated
June 21, 2020