Assess GIS Data Readiness
Before you begin any project the first step is to assess your current position. All across public safety forums, speaking events, and conferences the following information is conveyed: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data is a critical component of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) and essential for location validation, call routing, call handling, call transfers, and emergency response. Today is the day to prepare your GIS data.
The best approach to assessing the current status of your GIS data includes:
- Educating the stakeholders (local, regional, and state level) about the process, project needs, and goals of the project
- Review existing GIS data schemas and GIS data standards
- Developing GIS data standards and data models
- Analyzing existing GIS data along with the MSAG and ALI database to map a path to Improve GIS Data
To learn more about GIS data considerations as you move to a future NG9-1-1 system, please read our white paper: Looking Beyond Data Synchronization for Mission Critical GIS Data.