Today I’ll give you a quick rundown of the Duval Civil Planning Map, which can be found online at, and talk to you about some of the nifty features you’ll find there. 

There are a few reasons you might want to harness the power of this tool for your home buying pursuits: 

1. In the event of a natural disaster, you’ll know how high your home’s elevation is. By using this map, you’ll be able to ascertain the elevation of your potential home and, therefore, determine whether the home would be underwater if a natural disaster were to strike. It will also give you an idea of how high the home sits relative to your neighbors. 

2. You can decide where to go in the event of a storm. Relatedly, you can rely on this tool if and when you’re in the path of a storm. If circumstances dictate that you need to evacuate and seek shelter elsewhere, the map will give you a sense of the elevation of your relatives’ properties as well. In turn, you can determine whose is the highest and head that direction. 

3. You can see how to best landscape your yard. If it’s time to restructure your yard’s landscaping or, say, you have a recurring issue with runoff in just one spot, this tool can aid you in mapping out how to eliminate the problem, given your home’s elevation. 

Starting at 1:55 in the video, you can view my step-by-step guide on how to use the Duval Civil Planning Map.  

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