DATAMARK Extends Partnership With Alabama 911 Board

December 14, 2023

DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, announced today that the Alabama 911 Board has selected the team to continue providing statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) GIS solutions through 2026. The $4.3M contract ensures that the state’s 85 Emergency Communications Districts (ECDs) will have the power to validate, update and aggregate GIS data in alignment with NG9-1-1 standards through DATAMARK’s cloud-native software-as-a-service solution, DATAMARK VEP, and mobile field verification application, VEP Verify. Additionally, DATAMARK will continue providing NG9-1-1 GIS program management support through local, regional and statewide GIS education and authoritative web map services used by Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) call handling systems.

“Our partnership with the Alabama 911 Board is extremely important to our entire team,” said Robert Murphy, Interim National Director at DATAMARK. “The Alabama 911 Board entrusted us to help build and transition GIS data for all 85 ECDs to support NG9-1-1 in 2020. The next three years will build on this foundation, which assisted Alabama in implementing statewide geospatial call routing in September 2023.” 

Over the past three years, DATAMARK has partnered with the Alabama 9-1-1 Board to ensure NG9-1-1 GIS data readiness for every ECD across the state through education, robust software and service offerings. In just 18 months, the state achieved 100% ECD participation for GIS data collection and maintenance – a herculean effort requiring extensive collaboration and cooperation from both parties.

Alabama has led a growing list of state clients that turned to DATAMARK for complex and diverse NG9-1-1 GIS services, exemplifying its commitment to increasing public safety across the state and advancing their infrastructure to meet the demands of NG9-1-1.

“DATAMARK has demonstrated a thorough understanding of Alabama’s unique NG9-1-1 GIS needs and the ability to support our ECD stakeholders with flexibility, scalability and continued innovation,” said Leah Missildine, Executive Director, Alabama 911 Board. “We expect our vendor partners to lean in and drive adoption, DATAMARK exemplifies a true partner approach to achieving NG9-1-1 GIS goals.”

By: Stephanie McCowat

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