The way 911 works is changing.

Historically, emergency calls have come into 911 call centers from landlines, which show the caller’s home address. As more homes are removing landlines in lieu of cellphones, it is more difficult for emergency workers to locate 911 callers. Next Generation 911 (NG911) has been developed for mobile device data to provide the location of an emergency to 911 call centers.

The success of NG911 relies on each county providing updated GIS data.  This means that road centerlines should be as accurate as possible. Address points should match the structure. Counties must ensure all addresses are accounted for. BIS can assist counties to ensure all addresses and emergency service points are accurate.

No time or personnel to improve your data? Call us.

Rural counties across the state have challenges meeting the GIS data requirements for NG911.  Personnel are already stretched thin, and the deadline for meeting requirements is looming. BIS is in a great position to serve rural counties in Texas. We specialize in great customer service, and have experts ready to help.

We recently worked with Llano County to get their 911 data in compliance, and they have been very pleased with our support.  Join counties across Texas to maintain compliance and upgrade your data with this life-saving technology.

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Published On: June 21st, 2021 / Categories: Must Have Services /

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