PHOENIX, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DATAMARK today announced a series of seven workshops in Arizona: “Don’t Run with Scissors: You are Responsible for NG9-1-1.” The workshops will take an in-depth look at the objectives and requirements of GIS in Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) for tomorrow. Discussion will go into detail about where public safety stakeholders need to start and the importance and impact of GIS on NG9-1-1.
The first workshop is a four-hour session and will be held in Casa Grande, Ariz. on May 14; the full list of workshop locations and dates are:
- Tuesday, May 14: Casa Grande Police Department, 373 E Val Vista Blvd, Casa Grande (4 hours)
- Wednesday, May 15: Pima County Sheriff's Office, 3434 E 22nd St, Tucson (8 hours)
- Thursday, May 16: Sierra Vista Police Department, 911 N Coronado Dr, Sierra Vista (8 hours)
- Tuesday, May 21: Mohave Community College, 1977 W Acoma Blvd, Lake Havasu City (8 hours)
- Thursday, May 23: Flagstaff Police Department, 911 E Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff (8 hours)
- Wednesday, June 5: Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Public Works Conference Room, 745 N Rose Mofford Way, Globe (4 hours)
- Thursday, June 6: Navajo County Public Works Building, 100 W Public Works Dr, Holbrook (8 hours)
For exact times and to sign up for a workshop, click the workshop location link above to register. Otherwise, email Sandy Dyre at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register. Lunch will be included at each workshop.
Attendees will include 9-1-1 center and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) personnel; regional and state 9-1-1 coordinators; MSAG coordinators; GIS managers; GIS data stewards; addressing authorities; and any other individuals who may benefit from a discussion regarding 9-1-1, GIS, and their roles in next gen 9-1-1. This set of workshops in Arizona is the first of several series that will be held across the U.S.
Sandy Dyre, former Project Manager for the State of Arizona 9-1-1 Program Office and now a DATAMARK Senior Public Safety Subject-Matter Expert, comments: “We created the workshops for a higher level of in-person engagement with those who can benefit from DATAMARK’s expertise and advice on the NG9-1-1 transition. It’s an educational program designed to provide knowledge and understanding of this monumental shift in public safety and is targeted toward all those in state, county and local PSAP and public safety GIS roles.”
Topics at the workshops will include but not be limited to:
- The role of public safety in NG9-1-1
- The role of GIS in NG9-1-1
- The full explanation on next generation 9-1-1
- The ways in which 9-1-1 location information, validation and routing are determined through MSAG, ALI, LDB, LVF, ECRF and other methods – and explanations of each listed acronym and its impact on the transition
- The timeline for the transition to NG9-1-1
DATAMARK, the public safety GIS business of Michael Baker International, is the go-to authority on GIS solutions and services for public safety. Its data-forward, purpose-built NG9-1-1 solutions provide the highest levels of GIS data completeness and accuracy. DATAMARK’s VEP SaaS solution ensures easy and consistently dependable access to mission-critical information in life-critical situations, simplifying the transition to NG9-1-1 for addressing authorities as well as GIS and PSAP stakeholders. Because it works with existing public safety systems, the solution requires no additional investment in hardware or software. The company empowers its team and stakeholder partners to foster trusted relationships and cultivate data integrity for informed decision making, all leading to safer communities. Visit www.datamarkgis.com and follow DATAMARK on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com.
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