GeoComm eBook: Improving Your GIS Data

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June 16, 2016:  GeoComm is pleased to announce the release of an eBook focusing on improving your GIS data for an NG9-1-1 system.  In an NG9-1-1 system, GIS data development, accuracy, and maintenance are vital, and GeoComm approaches NG9-1-1 readiness in three steps:  Assess, Improve, and Maintain.  This eBook, titled The Road to Improving Your GIS Data, focuses on the Improve step.

GIS data improvements are necessary in order to ensure your jurisdiction is meeting specific NG9-1-1 requirements for GIS data structure, synchronization, and accuracy.  GeoComm’s approach to GIS data improvement focuses on operational and technical priorities including:

  • NG9-1-1 GIS layer development and enhancement
  • Quality assurance/quality control
  • Establishing a continuous GIS data review and update process

In addition to outlining the tasks for GIS data improvement, this eBook outlines a common approach taken by regional and statewide entities to ensure local level GIS data is improved for NG9-1-1.

Today is the day to begin preparing GIS data for its key role in a successful NG9-1-1 system.  Whether you are tackling GIS data improvement yourself, working with outside jurisdictions, or partnering with a vendor; this eBook provides a valuable guide to accomplish your GIS data improvement.