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Working together to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and faculty by providing accurate school mapping for more informed emergency response.
During times of school emergencies, from medical issues to more serious threats, seconds can truly make a difference. Getting the right information to the right person at the school and to public safety as quickly as possible is critical to minimize the negative effects of emergencies, including the potential for saving the lives of our most vulnerable.
May 3, 2023
GeoComm Announces Availability of School Mapping Solution Designed to Accelerate School Incident Response
GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, is excited to announce the availability of GeoComm School Safety, a digital mapping solution which leverages the latest Esri ArcGIS technology to support faster response to school emergencies. The solution provides detailed indoor maps of schools and surrounding grounds, along with critical information needed by school safety authorities, public safety agencies, and first responders for streamlining and reducing response times to emergencies inside schools.
March 6, 2023
GeoComm and Esri Canada collaborate on indoor mapping capabilities for better 9-1-1 emergency response
GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, and Esri Canada, a provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions, have introduced a proof-of concept (PoC) solution that improves locating 9-1-1 callers inside buildings during an emergency event. The solution, unveiled at the Esri Partner Conference on March 6, 2023 in Palm Springs, California, aims to solve the challenges of identifying the specific locations of people, assets, and events that are indoors and commonly undetectable to emergency services personnel.
March 2, 2023
GeoComm Earns Esri State and Local Government Specialty Designation
GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, is pleased to announce that it has earned the State and Local Government specialty designation from Esri. Partners in the State and Local Government specialty apply their ArcGIS knowledge and expertise to develop and configure ready-to-use solutions and offer implementation services to city, state, and local government customers.
February 28, 2023
GeoComm Announces Issuance of a United States Patent Related to Translating Raw Geodetic Locations into Dispatchable Locations
GeoComm is pleased to announce the issuance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of a new patent related to GeoComm’s z-axis vertical location technology.
February 21, 2023
GeoComm Announces Early Access Program for Vertical Location Content
GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, is announcing the early release of GeoComm Vertical Location Content, an extension of GeoComm Vertical Location Services which enhances raw z-axis 9-1-1 caller location data by making it actionable.
January 31, 2023
Life-Saving Z-Axis Data in the Emergency Communication Center
When a 9-1-1 call is placed, the caller’s location is a primary piece of information that dispatchers need to deploy emergency response personnel. Where is the caller located? What do their surroundings look like? Could something about that location be an obstacle or even hazardous to first responders?
January 25, 2023
Congratulations Shirley Simon on your Retirement
GeoComm would like to congratulate our Contract Manager, Shirley Simon, on her retirement. Thank you for over 20 years of service at GeoComm. We asked Shirley to reflect on her time here at GeoComm and these are her thoughts.
January 18, 2023
Z-Axis Location Information – The Next Frontier of Public Safety Location Intelligence®
What is z-axis and how does it improve in public safety emergency response? Many Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs) have started to notice that raw z-axis information is now available to them, but what should be done with that information and how can it be made actionable?
January 16, 2023
Customer Profile: North Platte, Nebraska
The North Platte, Nebraska Police Department serves as the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) for Lincoln County and the City of Gothenburg in Dawson County, serving a population of over 38,000 people and receiving over 15,000 9-1-1 calls each year.
December 14, 2022
The Value of Locally Authoritative GIS Data in RapidSOS Premium
What is locally authoritative GIS data and why is it valuable in public safety emergency response? This is a question many people have and one Deb Rozeboom, GeoComm’s Product Manager for GIS Services, had the opportunity to present on this fall at the RapidSOS Ready22 Conference. Deb also overviewed GeoComm’s partnership with RapidSOS to support the locally authoritative GIS data being utilized by RapidSOS Premium customers.