GeoComm Vertical Location Services

Convert raw position measurements for cell phones into building, floor, and room level 9-1-1 dispatchable locations.

GeoComm Vertical Location Services converts raw positioning measurements from 9-1-1 callers’ cell phones into dispatchable locations and is available to authorized vendors or users in public safety. The system is designed to integrate into existing public safety applications, including dispatch mapping applications, computer aided dispatch, and other similar systems.

Customers can access a version of the technology via the RapidSOS Floor Estimator feature, which is available for free in RapidSOS Portal and Premium.


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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 Vertical Location Services provides useful tools to 9-1-1 PSAPs for converting raw position measurements, including z-axis elevation data, into dispatchable locations that include building names, street addresses, and estimated floor levels.


Leveraging Indoor Data

With a subscription to GeoComm Vertical Location Services, you can increase the accuracy and precision of vertical location translations by leveraging additional information about indoor spaces.

This includes returning results from indoor maps created in your jurisdiction, and in the future will include opportunities to increase the accuracy of your vertical location estimates by surveying key buildings for floor level elevation. Emergency responders will be able to leverage the authoritative data to increase confidence in the dispatchable location and includes floor labels matching signage at the caller’s location.


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    Team Spotlight

    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.

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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