Webinars

Utilizing Device-based Hybrid Locations for 9-1-1

Enhanced location from device-based hybrid location services can be utilized in your PSAP for 9-1-1 calls.  During this webinar North Central Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG), RapidSOS, and GeoComm discussed what device based hybrid locations are and how they arrive at the PSAP.  The presenters also covered how combining this technology with indoor maps can help telecommunicators and emergency responders make smart decisions using this newly-available location type.

During this webinar attendees learned about:

  • How this new technology improves 9-1-1 location accuracy
  • NCTCOG’s use of an indoor mapping system that leverages device-based
    hybrid locations
  • Practical considerations for providing this new technology in your PSAP

This webinar featured guest presenters Rodger Mann, ENP, CSM, 9-1-1 GIS Supervisor, North Central Texas Council of Governments and Reinhard Ekl, Director of Product & 9-1-1, RapidSOS.

Watch Recording: Utilizing Device Based Hybrid Locations for 9-1-1

Working Together to Achieve Public Safety Grade GIS Data

Are you interested in managing your GIS data for public safety use but not sure how to start and what tools you need?  South Dakota understands the work it takes to achieve public safety grade GIS data and together with GeoComm subject matter experts the panel discussed creating GIS processes that are tailored to meet the rigorous demands of NG9-1-1.

During this webinar attendees learned about:

  • Public safety grade GIS data
  • Various GIS data management approaches and determining the best fit for
    your agency
  • Retaining control of your GIS data and meeting unique GIS data, 9-1-1, and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) requirements

This webinar featured guest presenter Shawnie Rechtenbaugh, Deputy Secretary and State 9-1-1 Coordinator at South Dakota Department of Public Safety

Watch Recording:  South Dakota and GeoComm – Working Together to Achieve Public Safety Grade GIS Data

Achieve Public Safety Grade GIS Data for NG9-1-1

Are you interested in managing your GIS data for public safety use but not sure how to start and what tools you need?  GeoComm understands that each jurisdiction has unique GIS data, 9-1-1, and CAD requirements, and during this webinar our subject matter experts shared some valuable lessons we’ve learned while partnering with our customers on their journey.

During this webinar attendees learned about:

  • Public safety grade GIS data
  • Various GIS data management approaches and which one is the best fit for your agency
  • GIS data management solutions that allow you and your team to retain control of your GIS data and meet the requirements of CAD and NG9-1-1 systems

Watch Recording:  Achieve Public Safety Grade GIS Data for NG9-1-1

NG9-1-1 GIS Essentials for the Proactive 9-1-1 Professional

This actionable webinar focused on the steps that public safety and GIS agencies across the country are taking to prepare GIS data for its mission critical role.

During this webinar attendees learned about:

  • Public safety and GIS personnel collaboration during the NG9-1-1 transition
  • Roles and responsibilities when assessing and improving the GIS data
  • Common approaches of implementing a successful GIS data maintenance program
  • Return on investment that public safety agencies are experiencing during the process of improving their GIS data for NG9-1-1
  • Specific examples of successful planning and implementation that public safety personnel have experienced at a local, regional, and statewide level

Watch Recording:  NG9-1-1 GIS Essentials for the Proactive 9-1-1 Professional

NG9-1-1 GIS Essentials for the Proactive GIS Professional

This educational webinar focused on NG9-1-1 GIS planning, implementation, and a best practices discussion which highlighted the prevalent role GIS plays in NG9-1-1 systems.

During this webinar attendees learned about:

  • GIS and public safety NG9-1-1 collaboration
  • GIS data assessments and enhancements needed in NG9-1-1 systems
  • Common approaches to on-going GIS quality and maintenance
  • Best practices for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining GIS data in a NG9-1-1 system

Watch Recording: NG9-1-1 GIS Essentials for the Proactive GIS Professional

Today is the day…Is your GIS data ready for NG9-1-1?

You are invited to learn about the process of assessing, improving, and maintaining your GIS data for its mission critical role in NG9-1-1.  Hear about specific examples where GIS map data improvement goals were achieved by GIS and public safety through following industry standards and best practices.

During this webinar attendees learned about:

  • Gaining stakeholder buy-in
  • Steps to assess NG9-1-1 GIS readiness and develop a GIS data improvement plan
  • Improving your GIS data and how the improvements will benefit current 9-1-1 operations and eventual NG9-1-1 systems
  • Processes for managing ongoing GIS data updates at the local, regional, and statewide level

Watch Recording:  Today is the day… Is your GIS data ready for NG9-1-1?

Assess your GIS Data for NG9-1-1:  Getting Started

Across the country, those involved with 9-1-1 and GIS are maneuvering through the process of planning for a Next Generation 9-1-1 implementation.  One component of the next system involves the mission critical role that GIS will have in NG9-1-1.

During this webinar attendees heard why consistent GIS data across a jurisdiction, region, or state is the key to a successful NG9-1-1 system, and the steps agencies should take to assess their NG9-1-1 GIS readiness.

Additional key points included:

  • Importance of educating stakeholders
  • Developing standards (locally, at the regional or state level)
  • Reviewing GIS data schemas
  • Analysis of local GIS data that will feed into the overall system

GIS data integrity and readiness for 9-1-1 systems, especially NG9-1-1 systems, is our focus, and this webinar is your opportunity to learn from GeoComm project team members and determine how to get started.

Webinar Recording:  Assess Your GIS Data for NG9-1-1

Prepare and Improve Your GIS Data for its Critical NG9-1-1 Role

Implementing a plan to improve your GIS data is a critical step for NG9-1-1 implementation.  This webinar covered specific enhancements such as GIS data cleanup, remediation, and enhancements that are required or recommended for an NG9-1-1 system.

Our project managers and project team members overviewed approaches to consider when improving the data and how the approaches are based on GIS assessments and industry best practices.

With over 20 years of experience, our team discussed our vast lessons learned and how these lessons can help you keep the data cleanup and remediation, data development, and MSAG/ALI/GIS synchronization processes as simple as possible.

This webinar also included a recap of our previous webinar on Assessing your GIS data for an NG9-1-1 system.

Watch Recording:  Prepare and Improve Your GIS Data for NG9-1-1

Maintaining GIS Data in a Next Generation 9-1-1 System

In an NG9-1-1 system, it is important to determine how you can maintain and manage the ongoing GIS data updates and who will be responsible.  During this  webinar key members of GeoComm’s project teams discussed the options for managing and monitoring GIS data and the importance of:

  • Database synchronization
  • Standard processes
  • Aggregating and coalescing GIS data from multiple authoritative sources

There are many options and steps to consider.  Our team provided valuable insight for determining what approach makes the most sense whether you are a local, regional, or state operation.

This webinar summarized our previous webinars in the series regarding Assessing and Improving your GIS data for an NG9-1-1 system.

Watch Recording:  Maintaining GIS Data in a NG9-1-1 System

Maintaining Mission Critical Data in an NG9-1-1 Environment

GIS map data with accurate location information is a core component of 9-1-1and increasingly important in NG9-1-1.  Beyond preparing your GIS data for NG9-1-1, this webinar looks: at ongoing maintenance responsibilities and processes, review some NG9-1-1 implementations showing their lessons learned, and approaches for maintaining their GIS data.

Watch Recording:  Maintaining Mission Critical Data

3D: The Next Dimension of Emergency Response

Next Generation 9-1-1 supports indoor location via sub address elements including floor and room, and in 2015, the Federal Communications Commission approved new rules for 9-1-1 call accuracy that for the first time include elevation.

This webinar covered the impact of indoor location and how public safety agencies can prepare for these technological developments that allow for more accurate and precise location information to be transmitted with 9-1-1 calls. In addition, webinar attendees also learned about the findings and conclusions discovered during a pilot project GeoComm implemented to study 3D mapping and indoor wireless accuracy.

Watch Recording:  3D The Next Dimension of Emergency Response

Understanding the Role of the SIF in NG9-1-1

Do you want to learn more about the Role of a SIF in NG9-1-1?  This webinar covered:

  • The role of GIS in NG9-1-1
  • Describe what a SIF is
  • Explained why a SIF is needed in NG9-1-1
  • Highlighted expected SIF NG9-1-1 deployment models
  • Showed what an end-to-end SIF system looks like

Watch Recording:  Understanding the Role of the SIF in NG9-1-1