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DATAMARK and Spatial Data Research Announce Strategic Partnership

April 28, 2022

Firms combine national and local expertise to bring innovative solutions to Central United States

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, announced today that the firm has entered into a strategic partnership with Spatial Data Research (SDR), a Kansas-based GIS services firm with experience in public safety and Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). With a combined 120 years of experience between the two companies, the partnership will provide innovative support to rural customers and accelerate NG9-1-1 GIS adoption for urban and metropolitan customers.

“NG9-1-1 will create a robust infrastructure for providing emergency services, ultimately leading to increased public safety. However, with public safety and NG9-1-1, we recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach is not suitable,” said Jason Bivens, ENP, Vice President of DATAMARK, Michael Baker International. “DATAMARK and SDR’s deep bench of GIS professionals means our clients have access to the largest group of GIS professionals leveraging innovative cloud-native solutions that are customized to enable states to achieve statewide NG9-1-1.” 

“The combination of SDR’s 30+ years of thought-leadership in the Central United States public safety GIS market and DATAMARK’s national leadership delivers a winning solution to states like Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas – a solution where our customers win. We share a core philosophy with a focus on education, training and client success driven by innovative technology.  True partnerships are developed with the clients we serve at the local, regional and state level. SDR is excited to launch our partnership with DATAMARK for a better client experience,” said Susan Cunningham, President at SDR, Inc.

This partnership combines the expertise and experience of DATAMARK and SDR to extend capabilities and staff capacity and to provide a unified approach to GIS services, validation and aggregation solutions, addressing solutions and mapping solutions.

By: Stephanie McCowat

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