Esri International User Conference

R3_23460_NG(-1-1_NENA_DigitalSkyscaperAdAs 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 20-24, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Conference Presentations:

3D: The Next Dimension of Emergency Response
Tuesday, July 21~ 2:30 -2:55 p.m. and Wednesday, July 22~ 9:30-9:55 a.m. in the National Security Showcase demo theater
NG9-1-1 supports indoor location via sub address elements including floor and room, and in 2014, the FCC proposed new rules for 9-1-1 call accuracy that for the first time include elevation.   This session will cover the impact of indoor location on public safety and how agencies can prepare for these technological developments, and an examination of how Esri 3D technology can be applied to meet the needs of 9-1-1 in the United States, and 1-1-2 in Europe.

Using GIS in Emergency Call Taking and Dispatch for City, County, and State
Thursday, July 23 ~ 1:30-2:45 p.m. in Room 23A
GIS map data with accurate address location information is a core component of NG9-1-1. North Dakota’s awareness of this led them to initiate a development project that would result in a quality GIS map data set and subsequent maintenance using GIS tools. Presenters and attendees will discuss the challenges of GIS data development in an area with unique geographic characteristics including large oil shale drilling sites, the importance of active maintenance during a GIS development period, and processes for ensuring development of a GIS map dataset.

Spatial Solutions for 911 Data
Thursday, July 23 ~3:15-4:30 p.m. in Room 23A
NG9-1-1 systems are fueled by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data.   This E911/CAD/RMS Special Interest Group will focus on two important components of NextGen911, the 2015 FCC Ruling on Wireless Location Accuracy and the impact 3D location will play on the future of emergency call taking and response.

Special Interest Group:

Emergency Call Taking and Dispatch Special Interest Group
Thursday, July 23 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.  Join us for an informative session, including time for questions on E911/CAD/RMS where you can collaborate with your peers and experts from around the globe.

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.