Has your public safety communications manager come to you to ask for your addressing and centerline data yet? Will you be ready by 2020? Do you have the staffing and resources to face this challenge? This presentation is essential to the GIS professional who manages municipal addressing data, centerline layers, and supports public safety municipal boundaries.
California’s almost 600 911 public safety answering points (PSAPs) currently face a mission critical transition from the legacy analog-based telecommunications infrastructures to an all IP network. The next generation of 911 (NG9-1-1) will enable mobile devices to text to 911, allow for near real-time redundancy with any call center in the country, and transfer control of the call routing process to local 911 authorities from commercial telephone service providers who have announced they will cease providing updated addressing data by 2020.
Key to this transition is quality GIS-based data, which will now play a primary role in the determining the location of a 911 caller and making sure that they are connected to the 911 center responsible for sending them the help they need. This data will also support dispatch and response routing. Michael Baker International, a long-time leader in public safety and GIS-based innovations, has developed a suite of standardized services and cloud hosted software solutions aimed at aiding you, the GIS stakeholder, in providing crucial support to your PSAP in this life-or-death transition by effectively solving your data quality challenges and helping you sustainably maintain your authoritative GIS data.
But to accomplish what is needed, you will need to have effective workflows and tools in place to make the most of your limited financial and staff resources. This presentation will introduce GIS professionals to Michael Baker’s suite of GIS-based solutions DataMark™ GIS for NG9-1-1 to support your GIS data analysis and translation; enterprise planning; data creation and clean-up; and maintenance work-flows. We will demonstrate how you can more efficiently create standardizing high-quality data to support NG9-1-1.