Esri International User Conference

As agencies determine the steps necessary to migrate their 9-1-1 communications systems to the NENA i3 Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) model there are many items to consider and the GIS requirements for public safety can be overwhelming. In NG9-1-1 systems, accurate GIS is a requirement since the GIS data will be routing calls to the correct PSAP based on geography. Learn more about the role of GIS in NG9-1-1 with these opportunities at the Esri International User Conference being held July 14-18, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Conference Presentations:

Leveraging ArcGIS Online for the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 ~ 3:30-3:55 p.m. and Wednesday, July 16, 2014 ~ 4:00-4:25 p.m. in the National Security Showcase demo theater
When a disaster or emergency strikes, it has always been important for alert and warning officials to have the ability to provide the public with life-saving information accurately and quickly. In this presentation, Esri UC Platinum Sponsor GeoComm will demonstrate a system enabling local, state, and federal authorized alerting authorities to leverage the power of ArcGIS to launch geo-targeted alerts to the public through the FEMA IPAWS system.

Next Generation Emergency Call Taking and Handling
Thursday, July 17, 2014~10:15-11:30 a.m. in Room 30D
In 2013, 9-1-1 ACOG began the process of advancing system technology and the 9-1-1 program in order to prepare for the transition to NG9-1-1. The benefits for the region include the capability to improve emergency response through automatic and live mapping upon receipt of an answered 9-1-1 call, immediate map updates, simplified interface, and the ability to operate the system locally should wide-spread network issues occur. The system advancement provides live event monitoring capabilities and tactical situational awareness tools for use during emergencies as well as supporting disaster pre-planning efforts and mitigation before large scale emergency events occur. GeoComm GIS Consultant, Deb Rozeboom, ENP, will serve as the co-presenter and will discuss the partnership with ACOG as well as the process of latest GIS project and system upgrade that will have been implemented six months prior to the time of the presentation.

Special Interest Group:

Emergency Call Taking and Dispatch Special Interest Group
Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Stop by this Special Interest Group (SIG) to learn more about the latest information on public safety GIS and how it relates to emergency call taking and dispatch. This meeting will include an industry overview and how GIS relates to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) real-world examples and a panel discussion.

GeoComm is proud to be a National Security Showcase Platinum Sponsor at the Esri International User Conference. Visit us at booth number N824 in the National Security Showcase to learn more about GeoComm.