It is the new reality for 9-1-1 that GIS will play a mission critical role in future systems. In an NG9-1-1 system, GIS will be the mission critical database utilized for location validation and call routing, replacing traditional tabular Master Street Address Guides (MSAG). Merely loading “shapefiles” into a “Location to Service Translation (LoST) server” is not a viable solution for mission critical 9-1-1 systems. GeoComm is equipped to help you in planning and preparing your GIS data for a NG9-1-1 environment. We can help you navigate through all the NG9-1-1 GIS requirements and recommend approaching an NG9-1-1 transition in three steps. These steps are:
In addition to assessing, improving, and managing your GIS data in an NG9-1-1 environment, it is important to utilize the proper NG9-1-1 GIS software tools.
GeoLynx Server, a PSAP mapping software, combines detailed GIS base maps with real-time emergency call handling telephony, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), and other real-time and historic emergency event data. This software will help you respond, connect, track, and discover additional information about emergency incidents.
After data edits are made to the authoritative GIS data set, it is necessary to provision the data into the Emergency Call Routing Function (ECRF) and Location Validation Function (LVF). GeoLynx Spatial Router is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 5222 compliant Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) server providing the NENA i3 standard ECRF and/or LVF required for NG9-1-1 systems.