Join NENA's CLDXF Work Group


President Rob McMullen, ENP

By becoming part of the solution, you will have the opportunity to not only help to shape our new direction and speed up this process, but will be on the ground floor of these changes, and among the first to learn of our new direction.This information will help you and your agency or company plan for the future, and be better prepared to serve your customers.

I look forward to your joining this effort so we can move forward together.




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A WG has been formed to re-visit the Civic Location Data eXchange Format (CLDXF) NENA-STA-004.1.1-2014 standard. CLDXF provides a standard XML schema for the exchange of civic address data along with guidance on how to populate the address elements. It implements the IETF standard Presence Information Data Format Location Object (PIDF-LO) and is largely derived from and consistent with the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard from the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). CLDXF is a key standard, a critical component of any Next Generation 9-1-1 project and one which impacts numerous other NENA documents, so it’s important to get it right. This WG will deal with a few issues that have been identified by other WGs and by users of the standard. The intent is to complete our work in an expedited fashion. One set of issues relates to the management of sub-address data, especially in locations like campuses, residential complexes, malls or trailer parks where ordinary civic addresses may not provide sufficient precision. The group will revisit the building and landmark/landmark part elements and will develop additional guidance and possibly new structure. The group will also consider additional guidance for the formatting of other sub-address elements. The group will also revisit the definitions of place name elements which are confusing and may not accommodate local conditions and determine if a more flexible approach is needed. Anyone interested in civic address formatting and data exchange, and particularly those who have experience with address data management in a Next Generation 9-1-1 context, should consider joining this WG.
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