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DATAMARK Announces Third Annual Virtual Conference: DATAMARK Orbit

February 22, 2022

Complimentary educational event for the public safety and GIS communities taking place March 22-24, 2022

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, announces its third annual virtual conference: DATAMARK Orbit. The three-day event will focus on the latest innovations, standards and best practices, and personal stories related to public safety GIS. The complimentary virtual event supports DATAMARK’s mission to educate and advocate for the public safety and GIS communities as they transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). DATAMARK Orbit will take place from March 22 – 24, 2022, with sessions occurring between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT) daily.

“Our team is comprised of former dispatchers, 9-1-1 directors and GIS professionals who have made DATAMARK the authority on GIS data for public safety,” said Jason Bivens, ENP, General Manager, DATAMARK. “For this year’s virtual conference, DATAMARK Orbit, our team has tapped into this experience and built upon two successful conferences, as well as national education efforts like monthly webinars and in-person workshops, to present a program based on insights into the community we serve. With 18 sessions over three days, DATAMARK Orbit is sure to inspire the public safety and GIS communities to innovate and create.”

DATAMARK Orbit highlights include:

–     Notable Guest Speakers: The 2022 agenda features industry leaders in the public safety and GIS communities, including keynote speakers Brooks Shannon, Interoperability Program Manager for the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and George Keleman, Executive Director for the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT).
–     Audience-Informed Sessions: DATAMARK Orbit includes 18 sessions covering relevant and diverse topics, including Indoor Mapping, Next Generation 9-1-1 Data Development, Color Theory in the PSAP and more.
–     Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) or Emergency Number Professional (ENP) Sponsorship: Registered attendees who sign up for the GISP or ENP raffle can win coverage of all test fees and certification costs for GISP or ENP certification. The raffle can be entered at https://form.jotform.com/220307295884057.
–     Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Prizes: National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week takes place the week of April 10 – 16, 2022. Attendees of DATAMARK Orbit have the opportunity to nominate their local PSAP to win gift baskets and 24 hours of catering. Winners will be announced at the conference closing ceremony. Additional information on how to nominate can be found at https://form.jotform.com/210884772679068.

Additional information and registration details can be accessed via the conference website: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/15763

By: Stephanie McCowat

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