What is DATAMARK®? What is DATAMARK®?

DATAMARK®, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) business of Michael Baker International, is the authority on GIS data for public safety. Its data-forward, full-service but configurable solutions provide the highest levels of public safety GIS data completeness and accuracy needed to support the requirements for any NG9-1-1 system.

Michael Baker has longstanding expertise in providing quality GIS services which are mission critical to call routing, dispatch and response.

Visit us at NENA 2018!

Attending the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 2018 Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tenn.? Be sure to register to attend our “Beyond the 98” presentation held in booth #729 on Monday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. This mini-workshop will be presented by the URISA Workshop instructor and DATAMARK lead, Sandi Stroud.

A 98% synchronization between your MSAG and ALI with your GIS data layers is a common QC milestone goal.  However, this direction was not intended for NG9-1-1. Applying only 98% synchronization accuracy to the necessary validation level for GIS data to meet NG9-1-1 requirements exposes your PSAP to misdirected calls or delays in call routing.

NG9-1-1 is a catalyst that requires the 9-1-1 authority to become a GIS data steward.

Therefore, by aiding the GIS data providers and addressing authorities in making boundary placement decisions, it is critical to understand why going beyond the 98% synchronization accuracy is a vital part of the GIS preparedness process.

Register today to join the DATAMARK team for our brief presentation to explain how you become a data steward and answer these questions:

  • What is “beyond the 98” synchronization accuracy?

  • How does it impact my PSAP operations?

  • Why is this a workflow and coordination issue and not a technology issue?

If you’re attending NENA 2018 but unable to make the presentation, stop by booth #729 any time during the conference to learn more about DATAMARK and how it can benefit you.

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DATAMARK VEP  is the only SaaS application built specifically with Public Safety and GIS data maintenance for NG9-1-1 in mind. The platform maintains data quality control metrics to support NG9-1-1 ESInet services and quality control requirements for PSAP systems (CAD, CAD Mapping, AVL, and other business systems), which is critical now that there is only one source of location data used in call routing and dispatch workflows. The application integrates location data validation functionality and advanced editing capabilities into a platform that is accessed anywhere with an internet connection.


DATAMARK®’s (SaaS) Solutions

DATAMARK VEP (Validate – Edit – Provision) is a full-service software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for end-to-end GIS data aggregation, preparation and maintenance for NG9-1-1. Your agency can use DATAMARK VEP to conduct GIS data aggregation and reconciliation for not only your own GIS datasets, but also among your neighboring jurisdictions to ensure your jurisdictional boundaries are seamless. Further, DATAMARK VEP allows for the reconciliation of NG9-1-1 GIS data with legacy 9-1-1 databases and related GIS datasets.

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Michael Baker International Revolutionizes Next-Generation 9-1-1 Transition with New DATAMARK® VEP GIS Solution and Services

IN THE NEWS / 12 June 2018

Michael Baker International Revolutionizes Next-Generation 9-1-1 Transition with New DATAMARK® VEP GIS Solution and Services

Breakthrough SaaS-based solution, DATAMARK® VEP, provides highest levels of public safety GIS services provider readiness for NG9-1-1 in nation’s 
5,000 PSAPs

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Technical Services

A primary challenge of NG9-1-1 readiness, regardless of the accuracy or completeness of GIS data, is establishing the appropriate relationships, policies and governance. While not a technical issue, the process requires experts who understand both business processes and their implications on the technical aspects of NG9-1-1. The DATAMARK team’s depth of expertise in 9-1-1 communications and public safety technology will help guide you through NG9-1-1 strategic planning, policy development, and governance coordination.

DATAMARK’s expert GIS analysts and subject-matter experts will work with your team to expand its capabilities and accomplish its goals. Tasks may include the compiling of a master address database from multiple sources, conducting a validation analysis of the data, and providing results for review and approval. Other activities include performing GIS comparisons to determine gaps, evaluating anomalies and determining errors in the data, and providing results for review and approval by a jurisdictional administrator. We can also work with your key stakeholders in developing PSAP and emergency service boundaries.



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