Vertical Location Services
Convert raw position measurements for cell phones into building, floor, and room level 9-1-1 dispatchable locations.
Everyday our nation’s 9-1-1 telecommunicators answer emergency calls for help inside buildings, and everyday our nation’s first responders must charge into the vast and mostly unknown geography of the indoors.
For a limited time GeoComm is seeking feedback for GeoComm Vertical Locations Services from early adopters via an early release program. Apply today to be part of a select early adopter program group making the z-axis actionable.
Useful Tool for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators
Due to recent FCC rules and regulatory enforcement actions, wireless carriers are now providing z-axis elevation information, when available, for 9-1-1 calls from cell phones. Z-axis location may be provided as raw Height Above Ellipsoid (HAE) measurements, which must be converted by PSAP systems into actionable dispatchable locations.
GeoComm’s Vertical Location Services provide useful tools to 9-1-1 PSAPs for converting raw position measurements including z-axis elevation data into dispatchable locations including building names, street addresses, and floor levels.
How can you make conversions more accurate for buildings in your area?
You can increase the accuracy and precision of XYZ translation to dispatchable addresses with sub-address elements by providing specially attributed building footprints for buildings in your jurisdiction. In some cases, your local GIS department may already have access to the information we need to make the translation service more accurate in your area. In other cases, you may be able to collect information about specific buildings in your jurisdiction that are of particular concern because they cover large complex indoor environments, are occupied by many people, and/or where a major in-building emergency could have significant impact on life, safety, and your community.
GeoComm would like to congratulate our Territory Sales Manager for the South-Central Region, Ron Helterbrand, on his retirement. Thank you for your 27 years of service in the public safety industry. We asked Ron to reflect on his time here at GeoComm and these are his thoughts.
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.
GeoComm, a leading provider of geographic information and communication systems, has been awarded a Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contract DIR-CPO-4499 for GeoComm’s public safety software.