FEMA will be rolling out a completely redesigned Map Service Center later this summer. The enhancements will include an improved user experience and will affect some processes for stakeholders.
The significant business impacts include:
- All hazard products will be available free of charge, and the new products ‘catalog’ will have enhanced functionality; therefore, the MSC Store, the Digital Post Office (DPO), Express Document Delivery (EDDie) and EDDie for Disaster tools will no longer be required.
- Current paid revolving accounts and subscriptions, such as LOMC and FMSIS subscriptions, will be discontinued. A new, free subscription system will be set up as part of the new MSC.
- All direct links to MSC pages, other than the homepage, will no longer work as intended & will redirect to the MSC homepage.
FEMA’s deck covering the upcoming changes and enhancements is below.