Home > Company News > DATAMARK Selected to Provide Statewide GIS Training for the State of Oklahoma

DATAMARK Selected to Provide Statewide GIS Training for the State of Oklahoma

May 26, 2022

Firm to offer sessions on GIS standard concepts, applications and sustainability

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, announced today that the State of Oklahoma has selected the firm to provide continued state-wide training on GIS standard concepts, applications and sustainability.

“Now, more than ever, we have the tools and technology to provide timely and accurate emergency response services by connecting with today’s digital society,” said Leigh TeWinkle, Associate Vice President of PMO at DATAMARK.  “DATAMARK has established itself as the go-to authority on GIS data for public safety and the training courses provided by our knowledgeable staff for the State of Oklahoma will grow the skills, productivity and confidence of public safety professionals.”

DATAMARK has longstanding expertise in providing quality GIS services that are mission critical to call routing, dispatch and response. Through their partnership with the State of Oklahoma, the firm will offer the following courses:

  • GIS Standard Concept Training, covering the Oklahoma Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) GIS Standard
  • GIS Standard Applications Training, intended to train a novice GIS user on the specific applications used to create the proper datasets that will meet the Oklahoma NG9-1-1 GIS Standard
  • GIS Sustainability Training, providing guidance on how local jurisdictions can upload their local data to a state database

“Consistency is very important to the State of Oklahoma.  In order to provide consistency, we have to provide the same message through training,” said Lance Terry, Oklahoma State 9-1-1 Coordinator. “DATAMARK showed great success in the first phase of our GIS technical training.  We are excited to work with them on phase 2 of this invaluable training. “

DATAMARK supports addressing authorities, public-safety answering points (PSAPs) and GIS analysts in the successful transition to NG9-1-1. Its data-forward, purpose-built and configurable solutions provide the highest levels of public safety GIS data completeness and accuracy needed to support the requirements for any NG9-1-1 system.

By: Stephanie McCowat

Areas of Focus:


NewsPress Release