National NENA Conference

Mapping the Future of NG9-1-1
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). GeoComm is equipped to help you in planning and preparing your GIS data for a NG9-1-1 environment. Learn more about the role of GIS in NG9-1-1 with these opportunities at the National NENA Conference being held June 27 – July 2, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

Conference Presentations:
GIS Track ~ ALI, MSAG, & GIS Synchronization during the NG9-1-1 Transition
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 ~ 1:30-2:30 p.m.
This session focuses on three areas that define processes between GIS and public safety that go beyond synchronizing the ALI and MSAG with GIS data: Locally authoritative GIS data, GIS data aggregation, and GIS support to ESInet and PSAPs. Attendees will discuss these focus areas by examining case studies of projects undertaken in Iowa, New York, Maine, and North Dakota.

NG9-1-1 Early Adopter Case Studies Track~ NG9-1-1: What’s Holding You Back?
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 ~ 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Learn firsthand how two very different areas – Morgan County, Ohio (population: ~15K) and the National Capital Region (population: ~6M) – are implementing i3-compliant NG9-1-1 solutions. Participants will discuss the evaluation process, governance, technical approaches, partnership building, budgeting, and the public safety benefits delivered. Learn what these projects have in common, hear what they did differently, and decide what’s right for you!

GIS Track ~ Building a Statewide Address Point Layer for NG9-1-1
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 ~ 8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
GIS map data with accurate location information is a core NG9-1-1 component. By examining a North Dakota project that resulted in a quality GIS map data set and subsequent maintenance using GIS tools, this session covers the challenges of GIS data development in an area with unique geographic characteristics, the importance of active maintenance during development, and processes for developing a GIS map dataset.

Wireless Challenges Track ~ 3D Location: Altitude’s Future in NG9-1-1
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 ~ 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
NG9-1-1 supports indoor location via subaddress elements, including floor and room, and the FCC has initiated rules for 9-1-1 call accuracy that for the first time include elevation. This session covers the impact of moving from two-dimensional location to include altitude in 3D, the overall effects of indoor location, and how agencies can prepare for technological developments that will allow for more accurate and precise location information to be transmitted with 9-1-1 calls.

Booth Highlights:
We look forward to visiting with you at NENA. We’re at booth 313. Stop by to discuss the latest industry developments with GIS for Public Safety, particularly for NG9-1-1. Also, we’ll be demoing GeoLynx Server. GeoLynx Server, which integrates with any Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) or Call Processing Equipment (CPE), combines detailed GIS base maps with real-time emergency call handling CAD and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL). GeoLynx Server seamlessly connects Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), responding agencies, and field responders. This NG9-1-1 tool will help you respond, connect, track, and discover additional location information about emergency incidents.

See you in Denver!

Exhibit Hours:
Monday, June 29 ~10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30 ~10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.