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 8-12, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center.


Conference Presentations:

Spatial Solutions for 9-1-1 Data
Thursday, July 11, 2013 ~ 8:30-9:45 a.m. in Room 30E
In 2010 North Dakota began a statewide initiative to develop new road centerline and address point data.  This project would prepare North Dakota and its Public Service Answering Points for Next Generation 9-1-1 and create a seamless 9-1-1 basemap that could be utilized in many different applications.  North Dakota took a unique approach by developing the GIS data from aerial photography the NDDOT had collected, processed and ortho rectified themselves.  This project had its share of bumps in the road. Hear about the lessons learned of a Statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS data development project.  Topics discussed will include: Data Collection, Data Creation, Development of a Data Maintenance Plan, Project Management, Next Generation 9-1-1 and Aerial Photography.

Next Generation Emergency Call Taking and Handling
Thursday, July 11, 2013~10:15-11:30 a.m. in Room 30E
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) in the Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas area, operates a sophisticated public safety enterprise GIS.  During this presentation, you will hear tips and ideas based on NCTCOG’s experience for in creating and maintaining GIS data for use in a National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3 NG9-1-1 system.  They will discuss developing a methodologies and processes for reporting and improving the accuracy of the GIS data and street centerline and Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) synchronicity, allowing multiple editors to edit locally maintained data using two-way replication of geodata services, and the process of coalescing the local data sets for publication as a regional data set.  Topics to be discussed: 9-1-1 GIS; Enterprise Systems; Fire, Rescue, and EMS; state and local government, Web and Server.


Special Interest Group:

Emergency Call Taking and Dispatch Special Interest Group
Thursday, July 11, 2013 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. 

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