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DATAMARK Selected by State of Idaho to Provide NG9-1-1 Software and Professional Consulting Services

January 17, 2023

DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, announced today that the firm has been selected by the State of Idaho to provide Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) software and professional consulting services. The three-year contract will run through January 2026.

“The team at DATAMARK has established itself as 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,” said Robert Murphy, Director of Business Development at DATAMARK. “The State of Idaho sought a cloud-based solution that provides local PSAPs with tools to perform GIS edits, validations and data aggregation, an ideal fit for our DATAMARK VEP (Validate – Edit – Provision) cloud-native software-as-a-service (SaaS) product. Our entire team looks forward to growing our partnership with the State for its statewide NG9-1-1 efforts.”

As part of the contract with the State of Idaho, DATAMARK will provide 43 PSAPs with access to DATAMARK VEP Editor for local GIS data maintenance and validations. Local data will be aggregated to six regional aggregators and then to a statewide GIS aggregated dataset to support statewide NG9-1-1 deployment. Local users will be provided with this cloud-native NG9-1-1 GIS solution to perform unlimited validations, boundary reconciliation, and aggregation. DATAMARK will also provide Professional Consulting Services to the State of Idaho to build a sustainable NG9-1-1 GIS plan, including workflows, policies and funding.

DATAMARK’s proven data remediation process leverages its cloud native VEP to ensure data meets National Emergency Number Association (NENA) standards. GIS data is used to support mission critical public safety systems to include NG9-1-1, call-handling-systems, computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location systems. DATAMARK’s VEP solution provides users with the ability to run validations as often as they need and supports complex implementation models.

By: Stephanie McCowat

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