As Canada moves to a NENA i3 based NG9-1-1 infrastructure nationally, there is a need to create a Canadian profile for the PIDF-LO to convey civic locations in a common standardized form across the country, interoperable with neighboring countries also moving to NG9-1-1. The focus of this new Working Group is to provide a deliverable standard that represents the Canadian profile of PIDF-LO to its addressing standards, with consideration to the depiction of non-addressed locations (e.g. cross streets, natural formations, etc.), as appropriate. The CLDXF-CA Working Group also considers possible impacts to the NENA NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model for potential inclusion in version 2 of the NENA Standard for NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model.
Addressing expertise and practitioners from Canada are sought to join the Working Group, as well as experts from the United States, particularly those who were involved in developing the US CLDXF. This Working Group meets Mondays at 2PM Eastern starting Monday, 15 June, 2020.