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DATAMARK Selected to Support NG9-1-1 Transition in Florida Region 1

May 3, 2021

Twelve-County Regional Pilot Program Includes GIS Data Creation, Remediation and Validation Services

Tallahassee, Fla. (DATE) – DATAMARK, the public safety GIS team of Michael Baker International, announced today that counties included in Florida Region 1 have selected the team for GIS data creation, remediation and validation services. The project will encompass 12 counties in the panhandle of Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Holmes, Liberty, Franklin, Gulf and Calhoun. This group comprises Florida Region 1, the first pilot region selected by the State of Florida E9-1-1 Board to begin preparing for a regional Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) deployment.

“NG9-1-1 will create a robust infrastructure for providing emergency services, ultimately leading to increased public safety,” said Robert Murphy, Director of Business Development at DATAMARK, Michael Baker International. “Our deep bench of GIS professionals is uniquely positioned to provide the expertise to guide Florida Region 1’s transition to NG9-1-1, and this pilot program will inform a state-wide rollout model.”

The $5.8 million, five-year contract will include GIS data creation, data remediation, boundary facilitation, ongoing GIS data maintenance, GIS validation services and data-sharing to support public-safety answering point (PSAP) mapping and analytics programs. Florida Region 1 will also be equipped with DATMARK Editor, the only fully cloud-native solution built for public safety GIS. This software solution provides a highly configurable, user-friendly interface to perform location data validations, make edits and implement quality control in alignment with National Emergency Number Association (NENA) NG9-1-1 data standards and GIS industry best practices. DATAMARK Editor supports data from local and regional GIS data providers and neighboring 9-1-1 authorities, ensuring seamless and accurate data across borders.

By: Stephanie McCowat

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