GeoComm Partners with NextNav to Improve Emergency Response Indoors
Partnership will dramatically improve geolocation of callers to provide floor-level altitude in multistory buildings in urban areas across the country
St. Cloud, MN: GeoComm, Public Safety Location Intelligence® Platform provider, is pleased to announce a new partnership with NextNav, a leader in z-axis vertical positioning, to enhance floor-aware indoor mapping for E9-1-1.
Using local GIS data and building information, GeoComm systems can convert raw positioning measurements received from wireless carriers into actionable locations including, but not limited to, building name, street address, and sub-address elements such as floor and room number. Improved accuracy in dispatchable locations empowers emergency responders to locate 9-1-1 callers inside buildings faster, saving more lives and protecting more property.
Now, through this partnership with NextNav, GeoComm systems are also enabled with the ability to take indoor tactical mapping displays to the next level, automatically highlighting the probable floor in a building from where a 9-1-1 call originated. This builds upon NextNav’s recent announcement of a partnership with a nationwide wireless carrier to provide precise vertical location information for 9-1-1 callers.
“9-1-1 positioning technology is moving indoors. Thanks to the hard work of many in the industry we are now witnessing a convergence of regulation, enforcement, legislation, standards, and technology enabling accurate positioning of emergency callers and responders indoors. But without an indoor map, a highly accurate and precise indoor position is little more than a blue dot on an otherwise blank whiteboard. The partnership with NextNav gives us the ability to make our indoor maps truly floor aware by, for the first time ever, enabling accurate z-axis intelligence inside multi-story buildings.”
“Bringing this revolutionary location technology to the leaders in the Public Safety ecosystem is not only paramount to our industry’s ongoing transformation to a Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) end state, but critical in saving more lives. With NextNav’s Pinnacle solution and service, agencies will not only have the utmost in vertical location accuracy but, through partnerships with leaders in the industry like GeoComm, provide capabilities to PSAPs without the need for an additional application layer.”
About GeoComm: GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, serves local, regional, statewide, and military agencies in forty-nine states, helping keep more than 100 million people safe. Over the last 26 years, GeoComm’s public safety GIS systems have routed emergency calls to the appropriate 9-1-1 call center, mapped the caller’s location on tactical emergency response mapping displays, and guided emergency responders to the scene of the accident on in-vehicle mapping and navigation applications within police, fire, and ambulance vehicles. In addition, our statewide NG9-1-1 GIS project footprint has expanded to include 17 statewide projects across the country. Visit www.geocomm.com to learn more about GeoComm and our Public Safety Location Intelligence offerings.
About NextNav: NextNav Inc. (Nasdaq: NN) is a leader in next generation GPS, enabling a whole new ecosystem of applications and services that rely upon vertical location and resilient geolocation technology. The company’s Pinnacle network delivers highly accurate vertical positioning to transform location services, reflecting the 3D world around us and supporting innovative, new capabilities. NextNav’s TerraPoiNT network delivers accurate, reliable, and resilient 3D positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services to support critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems in the absence or failure of GPS. For more information, please visit https://nextnav.com/ or follow NextNav on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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