Category: The Future is HERE!
Instructor(s): Marc Berryman, ENP, Bob White
Is your data good enough for 9-1-1? Can your GIS data meet the needs of today and tomorrow? What do you need to do to ensure that your data meets the high degree of accuracy necessary for efficient and effective emergency response? Take this course and move beyond the basic theory of GIS with in-depth instruction in areas relevant to PSAP operations and NG9-1-1 data preparation.
Attendees will become versed in the methods, standards, and best practices needed to create and maintain highly accurate GIS data for current and future 9-1-1 systems. Further, participants will explore critical topics such as relevant NENA standards, mapping accuracy, data synchronization issues, verification of wireless Phase I & II information, and funding and revenue concerns. In addition to standard course materials, each attendee will receive a 90-day evaluation copy of ESRI’s ArcView GIS.
Over the past decade, the telecommunications industry has advanced at what was once an unimaginable rate. The 9-1-1 community has struggled to keep pace and to adapt and modernize the existing emergency communications system. In order to truly maintain the level of service expected by the public, public safety communications must move towards a new paradigm.
Attendees of courses in the Future is HERE suite of offerings can expect to learn about the future of our industry – an IP-enabled, inter-networked, “system of systems” that has come to be known as Next Generation 9-1-1(?). These courses demonstrate how the ever-evolving technological landscape will affect all aspects of 9-1-1 operations, systems, and public policy.