NG9-1-1 In Illinois.
Is your GIS data ready for NG9-1-1?
The State of Illinois is currently working on a Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) implementation project. In the near future, your local GIS data will be used to route 9-1-1 calls. Now is the time to assess your data to determine what, if any, actions will be required to make your GIS data NG9-1-1 ready!
Funding may be available to help get your GIS data ready! The Illinois Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board is making funds available for GIS data updates for NG9-1-1. Don’t wait, funding requests are due Friday, February 14th.
Let us help determine your NG9-1-1 GIS data readiness! We have the tools available for assessing the current state of your GIS data, improving it for NG9-1-1, and maintaining it for the long term. A complete GIS data analysis is available for as little as $1500.00 (final pricing is determined by size of GIS dataset).
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01 – Assess
Is your GIS data ready to replace the MSAG for 9-1-1 route calling?
02 – Improve
How will you prepare GIS data for its critical role?
03 – Maintain
How will local GIS data be updated into the NG9-1-1 system?
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- Identify and resolve synchronization issues between your 9-1-1 database and the GIS map data improving your NG9-1-1 preparedness
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Macoupin County, Illinois
Macoupin County Illinois which began working with GeoComm in 2001 is located in southwestern Illinois and receives an average of 25,000 9-1-1 calls a year. In 2003 when the county updated their 9-1-1 system, Macoupin County implemented GeoComm’s GeoLynx Desktop in order to have an end-to-end 9-1-1/GIS software solution that would meet their public safety and GIS needs. Since that time, GeoComm has continued to work with the county to proactively eliminate errors in map data as a crucial step in map data maintenance that enhances wireline 9-1-1 call plotting accuracy. As part of GIS map data maintenance and addressing services, GeoComm completes numerous tasks including:
- Updating core map data layers such as roads and emergency service zones that are used in the wireline 9-1-1 call plotting process
- Comparing the Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) to the map data layers to identify possible call plotting issues\
- Consulting with the county contact to discuss any discrepancies among the data used for wireline 9-1-1 call plotting
- Addressing consulting services to ensure assignment of new addresses and placement of new address points is consistent
- Providing updated map data layers back to the county for incorporation into GeoLynx Desktop software
“GeoComm’s GIS Specialists, contacts us every two weeks to verify that our GIS data is either correct or to catch an error. If there are corrections and updates, such as a MSAG change or roadway construction, GeoComm works with our staff to make the change, and our two administrative office answering positions, four PSAP answering positions, and one remote position are then updated. I’ve been the Director for over 10 years and have found the GeoLynx platform to be a good stable platform, and interaction with the GeoComm team is always positive.”
Aaron Bishop, Administrator, Macoupin County 9-1-1
“I have spent the last twenty-five years working at GeoComm and serving the public safety industry. During this time, I have served as Project Manager for both GIS and consulting projects, provided consulting and technical expertise to numerous local governments on issues surrounding 9-1-1, communications, and cooperative agreements between the units of government and issues pertaining to funding for 9-1-1 and public safety initiatives. As one of GeoComm’s Territory Sales Managers, I am responsible for sales and customer account management across a large territory comprised of the Northeast, Midwest, and Northwest States.”
The future is now: How GeoComm can keep you relevant tomorrow.
GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, is announcing the general availability of GeoComm Vertical Location Services, building upon the early adopter program that was announced in August 2022. GeoComm Vertical Location Services is a web API which converts raw positioning measurements from 9-1-1 callers’ cell phones into dispatchable locations and is available to authorized vendors who serve the public safety industry.
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.
GeoComm's team of industry experts are dedicated to helping public safety agencies across the United States utilize this important and valuable piece of Public Safety Location Intelligence® to enhance their emergency response situational awareness. Meet GeoComm’s team of indoor location experts.
The Benefits To Working With GeoComm
GIS Data Integrity and Integration
GeoComm staff are actively involved in NENA workgroups that shape public safety GIS standards. We have also been a committed participant in NENA Industry Collaboration Events (ICE) that provide the opportunity for 9-1-1 technology and service providers to test the interoperability of products and services that improve 9-1-1 and emergency services access.
As GeoComm, we listen to our customers, applying knowledge gained from customer focused initaitives to guarantee a positive customer experience. Our team members work collaboratively with a sense of urgency to provide seamless services and response to your 9-1-1 GIS needs.
GeoComm employs industry leading public safety GIS subject matter experts and technicians, software developers, and project managers. We utilize formal Project Management Institute (PMI) processes to plan, document, and execute each project, ensuring that our customers have a solid plan for the future and achieve successful project completion.
As a Platinum Tier Esri Partner, the only one dedicated to public safety, GeoComm is strategically aligned with Esri's technology and vision. GeoComm offers its customers advanced GIS solutions that are exclusive to the Esri platform, with unparalleled support and collaboration from the world's leading GIS technology provider.
GeoComm serves local, regional, statewide, and military agencies in forty-nine states, helping to keep more than 100 million people safe. Employing the largest professional and dedicated public safety GIS staff in the nation, we are distinctively equipped to support the mission critical needs of 9-1-1 emergency response.