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DATAMARK and NGA Partner to Enhance GIS for NG9-1-1 Core Services

June 23, 2022

Partnership to leverage DATAMARK VEP and additional NG9-1-1 GIS data management solutions

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, announced today their partnership with Next Generation Advanced (NGA), a prominent cloud-native NEXiS Core and call handling systems provider. The partnership will leverage DATAMARK’s VEP (Validate – Edit – Provision) software as a service (SaaS) solution, as well as the firm’s additional Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) GIS data management solutions, to provide the most accurate and up-to-date GIS data available for use within NGA’s NEXiS Core engine. 

“DATAMARK’s mission has always been to enhance public safety through the most accurate and complete GIS data available,” said Robert Murphy, ENP, RPL, Associate Vice President at DATAMARK. “We are excited to welcome NGA to our partner ecosystem to further that mission and look forward to working with this leading cloud-native core services team that shares our passion for improved public safety.”

DATAMARK is the go-to authority on GIS data for public safety, supporting addressing authorities, public safety answering points (PSAPs) and GIS analysts in the successful transition to NG9-1-1. The firm’s cloud-native solutions, including DATAMARK VEP, were developed and are updated in a secure hosted environment. This allows industry best practice software access without the investment of on-premises hardware and infrastructure. These solutions provide commercial cloud-native technologies with industry-leading security protection.

“At NGA, we know that GIS is critical to the foundation driving NG9-1-1, ” said Don Ferguson, CEO/Founder at NGA. “We wanted to partner with DATAMARK because they share the same mission and passion to provide the most complete NG9-1-1 experience possible to PSAPs and their communities.” 

NGA’s NEXiS Core offering routes text, voice, and video media between the originating service provider and the PSAP. In NG9-1-1 environments, GIS plays a critical role in the transfer of information by ensuring it is routed to the appropriate PSAP in a matter of seconds. DATAMARK’s offerings will enable NGA customers to leverage their authoritative and accurate GIS data in near real time within NGA’s solution, simplifying and streamlining workflows. 

By: Stephanie McCowat

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