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By now you have probably heard the statistic that today approximately 80 percent of all 9-1-1 calls originate from mobile phones. More and more people are forgoing wireline telephone service and are relying on mobile phone service exclusively. Indoor maps are needed to fully unlock the life-saving potential of indoor geodetic positions of mobile phones during 9-1-1 calls that the industry has worked so hard for to create.
January 16, 2020
These three words describe the current condition of El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority’s GIS data. This is a drastic change from how it would have been described in 2016.
December 18, 2019
The North Texas Emergency Communications Center (NTECC) formed in 2014 by the four cities they serve, the cities of Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch and the Town of Addison. The NTECC provides a high level of police, fire, and EMS services to the 250,000 residents and visitors they serve.
December 3, 2019
The Denco Area 9-1-1 District (Denco) is an emergency communication district in Texas that utilizes multiple GeoComm software solutions to overcome their unique GIS data obstacles and empower themselves with tools that simplify the completion of their daily GIS processes.
December 2, 2019
GeoComm is excited to announce being selected by the North Carolina 911 Board for a Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS Project, aimed at preparing the state for a NG9-1-1 system implementation.
November 1, 2019
Consistent and accurate GIS data is at the core of the NG9-1-1 call routing process which will require agencies to achieve public safety grade GIS data in the near future. GeoComm is pleased to share a checklist developed for helping public safety and GIS professionals prepare themselves and take their GIS data to the next level needed in an NG9-1-1 system.
October 28, 2019
RapidDeploy, the leader in Cloud Aided Dispatch software for emergency communications centers, announces the launch of its Lightning Partner Program. The Program creates an integrated end-to-end ecosystem of visionary technology partners who believe in democratizing public safety utilizing cloud native technology. The solutions, integrated across Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud, will provide a comprehensive platform for public safety agencies.
October 25, 2019
Berkeley County, WV: Recognizing the Value of Data Management Software for Consistent and Quality GIS Data
Jeff Frye from Berkeley County West Virginia Department of Information Technology recently shared with us his experience using GeoComm Maintainer, an NG9-1-1 GIS addressing tool, to achieve high levels of accuracy and synchronization of their geospatial 9-1-1 data.
June 12, 2019
NENA: The 9-1-1 Association Develops New Database Tool to Help 9-1-1 Centers Save Lives in Partnership with GeoComm, ESRI, and Uber
NENA and GeoComm are pleased to announce the development of the new Enhanced Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Registry and Census (EPRC), a secure web-based tool containing essential information for PSAPs throughout the United States. The NENA EPRC, made possible through a sponsorship from Uber, will replace and improve upon NENA’s current PSAP Registry, which is a basic database of the contact information for every 9-1-1 center in the nation.
March 27, 2019
When there is an emergency, time is everything. That is why 9-1-1 centers are always working to improve emergency response times. Webster County, Mississippi was working to do just that when they installed GeoComm Dispatch Map.
January 31, 2019
Our Teamwork makes the Dream Work article sets a baseline for understanding the importance of GIS in NG9-1-1 and outlines why collaboration between GIS and Public Safety staff is critical.