GeoComm was recently selected by the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) to provide Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) GIS services. Under a multi-year contract, GeoComm will deliver a managed Enterprise Geospatial Database Management System (EGDMS). The EGDMS, includes an authoritative geospatial data repository associated with the CSEC’s State-level Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) to serve 23 Regional Planning Commission 9-1-1 programs. Collectively, the program covers 80% of the state’s landmass, 204 counties and 250 PSAPs. The GeoComm system will enable CSEC and 9-1-1 entities in Texas to:
- Combine existing GIS data from individual 9-1-1 entities into a new, state-level NG9-1-1 database and perform quality control checks on the data
- Process on-going daily updates from locally authoritative sources into the program-wide GIS dataset used for 9-1-1
- Provision critical GIS updates to core 9-1-1 network call routing and location validation systems
- Refer crowd sourced map discrepancies collected from digital map providers and other sources to 9-1-1 entities
“GeoComm’s NG9-1-1 GIS Managed Services provide professional, safe, secure, robust, and always on GIS data management for local, regional, and state-level
9-1-1 systems”, said John Brosowsky, GeoComm’s VP of Product Management and Innovation. “With this procurement, and the superbly crafted requirements and design from the CSEC, a new model for NG9-1-1 GIS data management has emerged that is noteworthy in the industry, which can be leveraged across the country as cities, counties, regions, and states migrate to NG9-1-1.”
“The CSEC and our Regional 9-1-1 stakeholders are proud to have begun the mission critical task of preparing our GIS data for NG9-1-1. We are confident that GeoComm’s expertise will serve us well in realizing the transition to a GIS-driven system for NG9-1-1,” Kelli Merriweather, CSEC Executive Director.
CSEC, an agency of the State of Texas statutorily designated as the state’s authority on emergency communications, is charged with oversight and funding of the 9-1-1 programs administered by participating Regional Planning Commissions in the State of Texas and the Statewide Poison Control Program. Members of the CSEC board of directors represent various public and private sectors interests for Municipal Emergency Communications Districts, Regional Planning Commissions, County Government, Emergency Communications Districts and the general public.
For more information about GeoComm’s NG9-1-1 GIS Managed Services see: http://www.geo-comm.com/ng9-1-1-managed-services/