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.
GeoComm Dispatch Map is an emergency mapping software designed to enhance 9-1-1 call taking and dispatch capabilities. This software is an exciting, innovative solution utilizing GIS data to provide a more accurate location of 9-1-1 emergency callers, aiding in faster emergency response.