NENA 2012 GIS for 9-1-1 & Public Safety Workshop
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Monday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 13
With wireless calls accounting for 60% or more of 9-1-1 call volume in most areas, reliable GIS is vital. As the public safety community transitions to Next Generation 9-1-1, this same local GIS data becomes a mission-critical element of call routing and dispatch. With new broadband-and-IP-based systems and networks coming online each day, the creation and maintenance of this data can be shared among many entities to meet their data needs and reduce costs. With partners the National Alliance of Public Safety GIS and the National States Geographic Information Council, The GIS for 9-1-1 & Public Safety Workshop examines how GIS and public safety can collaborate with one another, as well as other key stakeholder groups, to maximize resources and data quality while minimizing cost.


1:30PM – 2:30PM
Geospatial Data Accuracy for NG9-1-1
Anthony Haddad – Intrado
GIS in 9-1-1 continues to expand and evolve as systems prepare for NG. GIS data will be utilized from everything from routing calls to the appropriate PSAPs, to providing real-time common operating pictures. This session discusses the need for a comprehensive solution for managing GIS systems in the NG PSAP. Be prepared to dive into the world of geospatial data consolidation, quality control, and data distribution for NG9-1-1.

2:45PM – 3:45PM
GIS Planning for PSAP Operations
Richard Kelly – 911 Datamaster
NG9-1-1 call routing and location validation is dependent on local GIS data, and responsibility for timely and accurate map data will fall upon local governments. This interactive session aims to review concerns over map data today vs. what roll it must fill in the NG9-1-1 future. Particular attention will be paid to legacy data concerns and reconciling GIS to the MSAG.

4:00PM – 5:00PM
NG9-1-1 GIS Data Preparation
Mark Holmes – L.R. Kimball
In today’s 9-1-1, the accuracy and completeness of GIS data is extremely important. GIS becomes even more paramount in NG9-1-1 environments. This presentation looks at common issues with today’s 9-1-1 GIS data with steps to prioritize and remediate potential issues. It will also present options and processes for PSAPs to assess current datasets and plan for any future data enhancements.


10:00AM - 11:00AM
Coordinating the Development & Maintenance of Statewide Address Point Files for NG 9-1-1
William F. Johnson – New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
This session provides an in-depth look at how the New York Office of Cyber Security is working with PSAPs throughout the state to provide reliable address point data for NG 9-1-1 applications. This case study demonstrates the utility of address point data for all levels of government, validates the development of an authoritative single source for this critical information, and provides a replicable model that can be implemented in other states.

1:30PM – 2:30PM
Reducing Costs Through Partnerships
Gene Trobia – Arizona State Land Department
Using photogrammetric products as an example, this session illustrates how the power of partnerships can improve quality and greatly lower cost. The NSGIC effort to create nationwide photogrammetric contracts will also be discussed, providing information on ways that all states and their partners can produce nationally consistent products.

4:00PM – 5:00PM
Developing & Using Geospatial SOPs & GeoCONOPS
David Alexander – Department of Homeland Security Geospatial Management Office; Tricia Toomey – NAPSG; Paul Hardwick – Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
This panel covers developing and using the Department of Homeland Security’s federal interagency Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) as a blueprint for coordinating geospatial activities and agency SOPs in support of the Stafford Act and the National Response Framework for the preservation of life and property, improved damage assessment, and expedited recovery.


1:30PM – 2:30PM
The Integration of Road Centerline Data for Single-Source Authoritative Data
Gene Trobia – Arizona State Land Department; Marc Berryman, ENP – DDTI
This session highlights successful efforts in many states to create a single authoritative road centerline file and address database. Through the cooperative efforts of local and state public safety, DOTs, other entities, and private sector partners, nationwide address and centerline data can be vastly improved, while partnerships provide an avenue for lowering costs and enhancing quality.

2:45PM – 3:45PM
Implementing & Operationalizing U.S. National Grid for Public Safety
Carla Boyce – FEMA; Tom Gikas – Los Angeles (CA) City Fire Department
This session provides an overview of the US National Grid (USNG). The system creates a uniform, easy-to-use methodology for quickly locating points with a high degree of accuracy. Come hear how it can be used for the benefit of public safety.

4:00PM – 5:00PM
Innovative Applications & Leveraging GIS as a Collaborative Platform
Chris Rogers – Kirkland (WA) Fire Department; Abigail Luczon – Glendale (CA) Police Department; Mike Wills – Palm Springs (CA) Fire Department; Julie Wartell – San Diego (CA) District Attorney's Office
This session presents four cutting-edge public safety GIS case studies: 1) Best Practices in GIS-based Pre-Planning for Improved Situational Awareness & First Responder Safety, 2) Integrating GIS into the Law Enforcement Work Flow for Crime Analysis, Operations, & Management, 3) Strategies for Mobile Field Data Collection & Integration with Your Agency's GIS System, and 4) Innovative GIS-Based Solutions to Solve Critical Problems Across Fire Service & Law Enforcement.