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DATAMARK Expands Educational Offerings for Public Safety Community

July 25, 2023

DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, today introduced its educational offerings designed for the public safety community. Through a variety of course offerings, spanning Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), GIS and Community, DATAMARK aims to enhance the knowledge and expertise of public safety professionals, enabling them to navigate the evolving landscape of emergency response with confidence and efficiency. By investing in education and training, DATAMARK remains committed to supporting the growth and development of the public safety community, ultimately leading to safer and more secure communities across the nation.

“At DATAMARK, we believe that education is an essential part of NG9-1-1 readiness for all stakeholders, and we are excited to formally introduce these educational offerings to the public safety community,” said Leigh TeWinkle, Director of Project Management Office at DATAMARK. “Our programming builds on years of DATAMARK virtual conferences and webinars that have demonstrated the hunger for knowledge and professional development within the industry. With a strong commitment to educating, advocating and innovating for our community, we seek to empower individuals and organizations within the public safety sector.”

The educational offerings will cover a range of topics, including:


  • Intro to NG9-1-1
  • Transition to NG9-1-1
  • NG9-1-1 Boundaries


  • Addressing for NG9-1-1 Best Practices
  • Intro to ArcGIS with an Emphasis on NG9-1-1


  • From Burnout to Breakthrough
  • Overcoming Obstacles: Building a Better You

The programs were inspired by the valuable insights and feedback received during virtual conferences and webinars. Each course has been meticulously crafted to address the evolving needs and challenges faced by the public safety and GIS communities and will be led by DATAMARK’s team of experts, which includes former 9-1-1 directors and dispatchers, public safety subject matter experts and GIS professionals. The educational offerings will equip participants with the knowledge and skill required to excel in their roles, ensuring the highest level of service to the communities they serve.

Registration for the educational offerings is now open, and interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to visit DATAMARK’s website at https://datamarkgis.com/public-safety-gis-education-2/  to learn more

By: Stephanie McCowat

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