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IDAM technology should be part of every community's disaster and fund recovery plan.

  • GIS Integration

  • Quickly develop standard reports and FEMA forms

  • Quickly and accurately assess the damage with documented estimates



IDAM is configured so the user, at log-in, can choose between standard or mobile interface. Maps are reconfigured for optimal viewing and use.


IDAM is populated with parcel data and GIS from the Assessor and GIS departments. This data is updated on a regular basis, either automatically or on-demand. Can also include Esri Collector app.


Upon completion, IDAM will export the completed damage assessment on filled-out, standard State and FEMA forms.


  • Live Support

  • Mobile Interface

  • GIS Enabled

  • Current Appraised Value Data

  • FEMA Glossary

  • Search Functions

  • FEMA Forms

  • Live Field Updates

  • Eagleview Integration


  • Continually updates the system

  • Disconnected or standalone version

  • Synchronization

  • Special Needs Tracking

IDAM™ is a fast, easy-to-use solution for assessing damage after a disaster. This affordable web-based solution uses local government real estate data and GIS to rapidly calculate and report damages for individual and public assistance. Monitor damage assessment teams' activities from the EOC or other remote locations and know, in real time, exactly where they are and what damages are developing. 

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After a natural disaster, the IDAM™ (Integrated Damage Assessment Model) damage assessment software quickly and accurately assesses the damage with documented estimates produced in several formats, including state and FEMA forms. Damage estimates can be produced in mere minutes with just a few clicks on the map, thus allowing decision-makers to act swiftly to needed disaster responses (i.e. facilitating the integrity of important funding decisions in disaster-stricken areas.

After a disaster damage assessment is critical to your community’s recovery and

About IDAM

federal funding qualifications. IDAM™ provides both initial damage assessment estimates (first 18-36 hours) and, later, detailed disaster damage estimates. This technology is designed to perform “IA” (Individual Assessment) and “PA” (Public Assistance) functions, as defined by FEMA and the SBA. To assure your community is ready our team will preload IDAM™ with connections to your communities GIS, Property Appraiser/Tax Assessor databases building characteristic data, including property records and values.

The IDAM™ program may be used fully with PC’s, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. When connected to the Internet in the field your collection data will continually update the system and will be visible to your command center. If there is no connectivity, either due to the recent event or the user is in a “dead zone” IDAM™ can be used in the standalone, or disconnected, version. The standalone version allows the user to load the event on any device with a Windows Operating System; go in the field and assess the damage. Optionally, the user may also use IDAM's integration with the Esri Collector app for ArcGIS Online to perform connected or disconnected field data collection from an iOS or Android mobile device. When the user gets back to connectivity he clicks on a synchronize button.  This exports all the data they have accumulated and synchronizes all the data others have gathered.

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What do we do if there is no internet or cellular connectivity?
IDAM™ is a stand-alone solution and will work in the field, even with no connectivity. Enter the data as you normally would, then synchronize your data with the main server when connectivity returns. Currently, the stand-alone version will only work on a windows device. IDAM™ also makes using paper in the field more efficient. After doing an estimate, simply print off the FEMA field sheets and detailed damage forms, sorted by street and team. Then, enter the data via the Street Report.

Can we use tablets in the field?
Yes. IDAM™ will work on any device with a web browser. However, only Windows devices can run the stand-alone version of IDAM™ at this time.

Do I need any special software or additional software licenses for IDAM™?
No. IDAM™ is a web-based application.

IDAM Webinar




Fair & Equitable

Volume 5, Number 1

Demonstration of an Integrated Damage Assessment Model (IDAM) by Morgan B. Gilreath, Jr.

Fair & Equitable

Volume 4, Number 12

Overview of the Damage Assessment Process by Morgan B. Gilreath, Jr.

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