Latest GeoComm News & Educational Resources
Sign up today to get our latest news delivered directly to your inbox.
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 18, 2019
GeoComm is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Henderson as the Senior Product Manager for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Core Solutions focusing specifically on the geospatial solutions needed in a NG9-1-1 Environment.
July 26, 2018
GeoComm is pleased to announce their public safety GIS software and services have been accepted onto the Houston Area Council Buy (HGACBuy) contract. HGACBuy is an established contract for goods and services dedicated to helping governments across the country improve the efficiency of their procurement process.
June 28, 2018
GeoComm, a leading provider of geographic information and communication systems, has been awarded a Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contract DIR-TSO-3441 for GeoComm’s public safety software.
March 20, 2018
In 2016 Linn County, Oregon began the process of upgrading their Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. After being in a tabular CAD world for 28 years, the new CAD system was now map-centric, and reliant on the GIS data. This made it challenging to understand the impact GIS data would have as they moved into this new system. Not long after go-live in April 2017, it became evident that the address exceptions and accommodations built into the previous tabular CAD did not necessarily exist in the GIS date now in place, and this was causing some challenges. Linn County decided the quality of their GIS data needed to be assessed to identify and correct the issues they were seeing, and improve the GIS data in use in their new CAD system.
February 23, 2018
This winter marks four years since the State of Iowa and GeoComm began working together to assess, improve, and maintain GIS data throughout the state in preparation for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1).
March 10, 2017
GeoComm is excited to have reached an important twenty years of a dedicated partnership milestone with Esri. This partnership demonstrates two decades of commitment to designing, developing, and leveraging the Esri ArcGIS software platform in our public safety GIS applications.
February 21, 2017
Today more and more people rely on mobile phones as their primary phone service and are disconnecting wireline service altogether. As a result, more 9-1-1 calls are being placed from mobile phones than ever before, including from inside buildings where E9-1-1 mobile phone location technology does not work very well. Thanks to new FCC rules on this topic, wireless carriers and major industry technology players are now working to quickly address this issue.
January 17, 2017
RapidSOS and GeoComm Partner to Provide Accurate Location and Enhanced Data to 9-1-1 Centers using GeoComm Mapping Systems
GeoComm and RapidSOS are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to provide public safety agencies that use GeoComm 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) mapping systems with accurate location and additional data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse. Through this partnership, PSAP’s working with GeoComm will be able to harness data from the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse — including accurate handset location from all smartphone location sensors natively embedded into the 9-1-1 call flow.