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    GIS Data Assessment – Laying a Foundation for Success

    How accurate is the public safety map data in your community? Does your call taker, dispatcher, and first responder have the necessary data during those critical seconds? These are important questions GIS and 9-1-1 teams need to answer. Learn how we can help you lay a foundation for success through a GIS data assessment.

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    Key Factors for Creating, Developing and Deploying GIS data for Indoor Maps

    Every second counts when it comes to public safety emergency response. Public Safety Location Intelligence® from GeoComm combines 9-1-1 call data with detailed, easy-to-read indoor maps, providing telecommunicators and first responders optimal situational awareness, helping improve response times and save lives.

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    GeoComm Perspective: Understanding the Urgency for Indoor Maps

    The 9-1-1 industry is at a unique point in time. Technology advancements allow 9-1-1 caller location, X,Y,Z to now be delivered to the PSAP. In order to make this information actionable, indoor maps are needed. Are you interested in learning more about the value of indoor maps and discussing how to start your indoor mapping program is so attend our webinar Getting The Most Out Of Your Public Safety GIS Data Including Indoor Maps on Wednesday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

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    2021 GIS Day

    Today, in honor of 2021 GIS Day, we want to share some interesting facts about our team of dedicated GIS professionals. We appreciate our team working their hardest each day utilizing GIS technology and their GIS expertise to help our customers and thank all of the GIS professionals out there who use the power of GIS to improve lives.

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    Superior Software Maintenance with Cloud-Native Public Safety Applications

    As an administrator of your agency’s public safety information technology infrastructure, you are responsible for coordinating minimal impact updates on your critical software applications.  This can sometimes require careful planning and scheduling due to the time-sensitive updates and software patches which need immediate attention.  What if you could eliminate the interruption and get these enhancements to users sooner?  Cloud-native applications to the rescue.  

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    Webinar Recap: Embarking on your NG9-1-1 GIS Migration

    On Friday, March 5, 2021, GeoComm hosted a webinar titled, “Embarking on your NG9-1-1 GIS Migration.”   GeoComm’s Jessica Frye, ENP, GIS Project manager and Kathy Liljequist, GIS Consultant offered attendees the opportunity to learn more about critical GIS data maintenance workflow decisions that 9-1-1 and GIS departments face as they embark on the NG9-1-1 GIS migration. 

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    Empower 9-1-1 and response with game changing GIS data

    NG9-1-1 is a game changer for the 9-1-1 community because it utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to deliver every 9-1-1 call – mobile, VoIP, and landline alike – to 9-1-1 communication centers according to a National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) report published in December 2020. Game changers can be profound and disruptive while also producing positive effects. Utilization of GIS in the core of the 9-1-1 system is a game changer. The integrity and accuracy of GIS data is elevated to an entirely new level to meet the standards and recommendations for NG9-1-1 call routing.

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    Webinar Recap: Advancing Location Intelligence: Accessing Indoor Maps from RapidSOS Portal

    On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, GeoComm and RapidSOS hosted a webinar titled Advancing Location Intelligence:  Accessing Indoor Maps from RapidSOS Portal. GeoComm’s John Brosowsky, Vice President of Innovation and RapidSOS’ Karin Marquez, Senior Director of Public Safety sat down to discuss: why now is the right time to equip 9-1-1 call takers and emergency responders with indoor location intelligence, the value indoor maps offer when combined with improved 9-1-1 caller location coordinates and Esri’s industry-leading mapping technology, and how to leverage location intelligence through RapidSOS Portal to create unprecedented situational awareness.

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    Powering your Public Safety Systems with Improved GIS Data

    When answering a 9-1-1 call, access to accurate and up–to–date map data is essential because seconds count. Fortunately, achieving the necessary quality map data needed for 9-1-1 can happen with just a few steps.  Your steps involve assessing, improving, maintaining, and sharing your Geographic Information System (GIS) data to fulfill its mission critical role in current and future 9-1-1 systems. 

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    Understanding The Urgency For Indoor Maps

    Today, most people expect that 9-1-1 call centers can pinpoint their exact location during emergency calls, even inside of buildings.  But you do not have to look far to find high profile cases where challenges locating 9-1-1 callers indoors have contributed to increased emergency response times, and even tragic outcomes.

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Why Public Safety Location Intelligence®?

There is more data available than ever before and it just keeps growing.  Public Safety Location Intelligence® from GeoComm provides a new way to get the right location information, on the right map, for the right people, at the right time, in order to respond to emergency calls faster.

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