Sara Cobb & Ian Peebles for helping coordinate the event
DataMark / Michael Baker International for Sponsoring Breakfast
Charles Brady III, City of Ardmore
The Oklahoma NG911 Address Standard and My Data: What Does It Really Mean for Me?
Over the years you have built your GIS to provide support and services to your city, county, local jurisdictions and you have the data in a place that works for you. Now you keep hearing words like NG 911, Data Standards, and 911 Grants all the while hearing that you will have to redo your data to fit some standard you know nothing about. Why? Is this really necessary? Will it break my current data beyond what I need to function? During this presentation we will talk about how the City of Ardmore is working through this process with our own data and how it is being used in Carter county and our dispatch. We will discuss why it is necessary for NG911 and ways you can make the transition as painless as possible while still retaining your necessary data.
GIS and Public Safety: “Building Crosswalks to Saving Lives”
Next Generation 9-1-1 is completely changing the role of GIS as it relates to 9-1-1 and Public Safety. Historically, GIS has been used for everything from tax collection to impervious surface mapping and, although it’s played a role in 9-1-1 for many years, it has been almost an “afterthought”. For many PSAPs, GIS is important but only after they’ve purchased necessary equipment and other needs. For those of us working in GIS, the work we do now provides the very foundation of how 9-1-1 calls are routed by dispatch centers. GIS therefore has become the very first line of first response, and our work has an impact on incident response that occurs even before the dispatcher takes the call. The importance of GIS as it relates to 9-1-1 now has a sense of urgency that we’ve never seen before! We find ourselves tasked not only with new responsibilities but also with the need to collaborate with others in ways that effectively create a new organization – and this requires creating a new culture.
Culture defines who you are as an organization and can have a strong impact on business. NG9-1-1 is presenting a new way of doing business to both the GIS and Public Safety communities alike, demanding a marriage of sorts between GIS departments and Public Safety groups at a local, regional and state level. We must understand and embrace not only what this new community of professionals needs to look like and how it needs to act, but also what shared values and beliefs need to be agreed upon. Likewise, this new community needs to represent and honor both (all) parties individually and as partners. In this presentation, we’ll learn how to overcome historic silos and build crosswalks to other parts of our organization. We’ll discuss some of the key elements of creating a new organizational culture and explore how to apply this directly to GIS departments and Public Safety groups as a community – with an eye specifically toward NG9-1-1 and beyond.
Jonathan Doherty and Brig Bowles, Esri
The GIS Focus for PSAPs in 2020 and Beyond
The Esri team will provide an overview of ArcGIS solutions that support GIS workflows inside Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The focus of this presentation will be on address data management in Desktop and will provide a demonstration of Esri’s new “Address Data Management” solution (released January 2020), built on ArcGIS Pro and how this solution conforms with NENA addressing recommendations. Participants will gain valuable insights on how the solution can be leveraged for Next Generation 911. We’ll also explore a number of partner solutions for agencies wanting turnkey solutions.
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