Vertical and Indoor 9-1-1 Location Mapping


In June 2011, NENA approved an end-state architectural vision for NG9-1-1 in the United States that includes indoor 9-1-1 caller location sub-address elements such as building name, floor, suite, room, and seat.

subpage-image-with-download-imageIn February 2014, the FCC proposed rules to improve indoor and mobile phone 9-1-1 call location accuracy, including for the first time requiring wireless carriers to provide vertical information (z axis) within three meters after an FCC vote.

In November 2014, the major wireless carriers and public safety industry groups NENA and APCO reached a consensus agreement to make improvements in locating cellular 9-1-1 callers in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Vertical and indoor 9-1-1 caller locations are coming to 9-1-1! Read our white paper to learn about an innovative indoor location mapping system created by GeoComm and Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) that tackles this new challenge.


For the first time, see what 9-1-1 calls mapped with X, Y and Z (elevation) look like, as well as indoor 9-1-1 calls mapped to building, floor, and room, and how they can be utilized by emergency responders to reduce response times.