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McKeldin Map Collection

Guide to the map collection on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) graphically depict Special Flood Hazard Areas and other features related to flood risk assessment. FIRMs are the basis for floodplain management, mitigation, and insurance activities of the National Flood Insurance Program, and are therefore useful to a wide range of users, including homeowners, developers and civil engineers, government officials, insurance agents and brokers, and lending institutions.

UMCP's holdings include print maps for the entirety of Anne Arundel, Charles, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties (including incorporated areas such as Annapolis, Indian Head, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Laurel), as well as Baltimore City and the District of Columbia.

FIRMs are stored in map cases and organized by geographical area (e.g., county or city).