Reliable, dedicated, and innovative are just a few words our customers use to describe GeoComm.
Understanding GIS for a 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 environment can sometimes be difficult or seem overwhelming. Our goal is to help our customers understand the role GIS plays in 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 and to find solutions that meet both industry standards and their unique jurisdiction-specific needs.
GeoComm, a Granite Partners company and headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota, was founded in 1995 by Tom Grones and Dan Rudningen to provide local governments with turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services by bringing together 9-1-1 communications and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In the early start up days, GeoComm’s big innovation was putting the location of a 9-1-1 call on a map in the 9-1-1 call center. This was a major innovation that infused the company when cell phones began proliferating throughout the country and the FCC mandated that those calls needed to be mapped in front of 9-1-1 call-takers.
Over the last 28 years, we have grown to serve local, regional, statewide, and military agencies in forty-nine states, helping keep more than 100 million people safe. Throughout the years, our statewide NG9-1-1 project footprint expanded to include seventeen statewide projects across the country. Through these customer partnerships GeoComm has been able to execute our company mission of helping save lives and protect property by delivering Public Safety Location Intelligence®: the right location data, on the right map, for the right people at the right time. Our forward leading solutions include the cloud-native GeoComm Maps 9-1-1 mapping application which also displays GeoComm Indoor Maps, a new offering to provide context for locating a 9-1-1 caller inside critical buildings such as schools or government facilities. In addition, GeoComm GIS Data Hub is the 9-1-1 GIS data processing solution that powers GIS data quality and propagation into the needed systems, supports over 1,500 agencies nationwide and 17 states for managing public safety GIS data.
GeoComm was acquired by Granite Partners in 2013 as part of the retirement plans for the founders Tom and Janet Grones. Granite Partners is a private investment and holding company founded in 2002 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with a mission to grow companies and create value for all stakeholders. With the support and leadership from Granite Partners and the GeoComm team, GeoComm experienced tremendous growth in the last 10 years.
GeoComm’s Executive Team ~ Leading By Example
GeoComm prides itself with a strong leadership team focused on customer success, project delivery, and process improvements. Together the team has over 150 years of leadership experience and many of them have been recognized in the public safety and Central Minnesota communities for their leadership skills as well as their commitment to our customers and the communities they serve.
GeoComm’s Sales Team
With over 130 years of public safety and GIS industry experience- reliable, dedicated, and innovative are just a few words our customers use to describe our sales team. Understanding GIS for a 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 environment can sometimes be difficult or seem overwhelming. Our sales team is dedicated to helping you understand the role GIS plays in 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1 and to find solutions that meet both industry standards and your unique jurisdiction needs.
Our involvement in public safety industry organizations and commitment to utilizing the latest technology ensures that the public safety GIS services and solutions we provide support the mission critical needs of 9-1-1 emergency response.
Esri Platinum Partnership
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 is committed to the 9-1-1 and public safety community. We participate in the industry as a National Emergency Number Association (NENA) member, a NENA Next Generation Partner Program (NGPP) member, and a member of several NENA workgroups. Our NENA participation has many benefits to our current and future customers.
GeoComm, a leading provider of public safety GIS software and solutions, is excited to announce they are now a Select Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The APN is the global program for technology and consulting customers who leverage AWS to build solutions and services for customers.
“We congratulate GeoComm on their 25th anniversary. Montgomery County, Iowa began working with GeoComm in 1995 shortly after they began serving the public safety industry. We were one of their first customers and are proud to still be a customer today. Throughout the years GeoComm has remained diligent at helping us navigate the complexities of the 9-1-1 industry as they have evolved, and we thank them for their ongoing commitment to helping their customers.”
Jackie Laire, Communications Supervisor, Montgomery County, Iowa
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 initiatives 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.
GeoComm has served the public safety industry for the past twenty-five years providing innovative and progressive solutions that have been recognized by our customers in helping them provide effective, efficient, and accurate emergency response.
GeoComm's industry proven process of best practices to assess, improve, and maintain GIS data for NG9-1-1 systems has been utilized by multiple states and regions across the country. We help our customers understand, manage, and adapt to the complex challenges of GIS data readiness for NG9-1-1.
For the last 27 years GeoComm has been at the forefront of software innovation for the public safety industry. Thought leadership and vision, combined with continual research and development, uniquely position GeoComm to provide distinct market offerings for the future of public safety and emergency response.
Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications joins the Mid-America Regional Council and GeoComm in congratulating the winners of the NG911 Institute’s Citizen in Action award.
GeoComm, a leading provider of public safety GIS software and solutions, is excited to announce they are now a partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The APN is the global program for technology and consulting customers who leverage AWS to build solutions and services for customers.
NENA: The 9-1-1 Association Develops New Database Tool to Help 9-1-1 Centers Save Lives in Partnership with GeoComm, Esri, and Uber
NENA and GeoComm are pleased to announce the development of the new Enhanced Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Registry and Census (EPRC), a secure web-based tool containing essential information for PSAPs throughout the United States. The NENA EPRC, made possible through a sponsorship from Uber, will replace and improve upon NENA’s current PSAP Registry, which is a basic database of the contact information for every 9-1-1 center in the nation.