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Coastal Inundation Mapping - in-person

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • (PST)
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
  • (PST)
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 9:00 AM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023, 9:00 AM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • South Puget Sound Community College
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Prerequisite: 6 months – 1 year ArcGIS experience


This 2-day hands-on training provides an introduction to coastal inundation and coastal inundation mapping methods using GIS. Topics include discussion about different types of coastal inundation (i.e., riverine flooding, shallow coastal flooding, sea level rise, storm surge, tsunami), selection of elevation datasets and datums, mapping fundamentals, spatial methodologies used to map flood areas in a coastal environment, and applications and limitations of various types of inundation products.

Upon completion of the class, you will be able to:

  • Understand mapping for different types of coastal inundation 
  • Understand mapping terminology
  • Access topographic and bathymetric data
  • Perform datum conversions
  • Understand interpolation methods and create digital elevation models
  • Understand coastal and ocean observation data and their applications
  • Map coastal inundation using a GIS
  • Map sea level rise using a modeled tidal surface
  • Understand online mapping technology

Coastal Inundation Mapping is a technical class focused specifically on data development rather than data use, and therefore requires GIS experience.

(13 AICP CM Credits/ CEP Points)

All participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Masks are recommended.

Lunch is provided.


Matt Pendleton is a GIS Trainer with the NOAA Office for Coastal Management in Charleston, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the Graduate School at the College of Charleston. He works on a variety of hazard related topics with primary responsibilities including working with the coastal resource management community to build GIS and mapping capacity in the areas of coastal hazards and climate change.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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