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M. Lorraine Tighe, PhD
M. Lorraine Tighe, PhD
Dr. Tighe has a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, a graduate degree in Remote Sensing and GIS, and a B.Sc. in Physics and Geology. Dr. Tighe has delivered lectures ranging from a half day workshop to a 4 week training program to over 2000 participants in USA, Canada, Jamaica, Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras, … More »

Is Your Next Home in a Fire, Flood, or Crime Area?

October 1st, 2013 by M. Lorraine Tighe, PhD

As a follow-up to my blog entry September 17th Flooding in Colorado – Assessing Risk as an Individual can be Challenging!, I wanted to talk about a new consumer report, called The 360 Report™, which Intermap®  has just announced. While I like to keep my blogs educational rather than a product or sales pitch, I wanted to share with you our new 360 report. Why? Because it was brought about by Intermap employees who have experienced tragedy associated with the fires or flooding that Colorado has seen over the past two years.

The 360 Report is a consumer report akin to “Car Fax” only instead of telling you information about a used car that you are considering to buy, it speaks to the risk associated with fire and floor (as well as crime) of your current or potential property! How cool is that?

How is this type of report made possible? Well, it starts off with geospatial data within a web-based environment and then adds in three dimensional business intelligence (flood maps, terrain slope fire hazard analysis, crime data, and so on) to provide a quick and user friendly report about your address of interest. It is aimed at property owners to offer an invaluable tool that supplies essential information to help you make better decisions when moving or relocating, or to help determine your current property’s fate in the face of a potential flood or fire.360 Home Risk Report

The 360 Report provides a risk projection based on FEMA flood zones, wildfire risk projection, and seven types of crime information. This comprehensive risk information can help you compare different properties, realize significant savings when negotiating purchase price, and most importantly, help you and your family find a safe place to grow. Check it out at

Our 360 report mascot, the friendly owl presented here, is still waiting to be named! Can you suggest a name for our Owl?

The 360 Owl

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