Category: The Future is HERE!
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a critical component of Next Generation 9-1-1. Even if you are not planning to implement NG9-1-1 in the near future, it is important to realize that it will probably take more time than you realize to get all your data ready. Municipalities and PSAPs who currently develop and maintain their own data for addressing and mapping must now understand how NG9-1-1 data requirements will impact their current processes. Much of the required data for NG9-1-1 is being used in PSAPs today for map displays, call routing, and address verification. This course explains how and why GIS must be reconciled and synchronized with existing ALI and MSAG records and what PSAPs will need to do with their existing data to prepare for NG9-1-1.
During the class, attendees will explore how MSAG Coordinators, Database analysts, and GIS professionals will work together to build and maintain the PSAP’s data needs. Designed to be informative, entertaining, and easy to understand, this course reviews the data development required for NG9-1-1. Progressively building on a solid foundation, attendees will come away with a better understanding of NENA’s concepts and principles of a fully NG9-1-1 PSAP environment, and the data needs to meet today’s and tomorrow’s 9-1-1 challenges.
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.