DATAMARK Team Lead to Instruct URISA Workshop at the Esri User Conference

July 27, 2018

Michael Baker International’s Associate Vice President, Public Safety GIS and DATAMARK lead, Sandi Stroud, will be instructing the URISA workshop at the Esri User Conference, which takes place July 9-13 in San Diego. The workshop, scheduled for Thursday, July 12, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. PT at the Marriott in the Point Loma room, is aimed at GIS professionals who currently support or may support their emergency communications division in the future.

URISA NG9-1-1 for the GIS Professional Workshop” will provide an overview of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), the role of GIS in such a system, the implications on local workflows, and discuss common pain points and sources of errors in local GIS datasets. In a fully operational NG9-1-1 system, GIS is the core component in determining how a 9-1-1 call is routed to the correct public safety answering point (PSAP). This technology shift will have profound impacts on local data maintenance workflows, local data access, and data fidelity.

Attendees of this workshop can expect to learn:

  • Basic next generation 9-1-1 terminology and concepts
  • The role of GIS in a fully operational NG9-1-1 system
  • The implications on local GIS workflows to meet the demands of a NG9-1-1 system
  • Immediate steps that can be taken to prepare GIS assets for NG9-1-1

DATAMARK executives will be available for meetings and demos throughout the event in booth #2319A. If you are interested in speaking with DATAMARK and seeing a demo of the recently announced DATAMARK VEP product for NG9-1-1 at the event, please contact [email protected] to arrange a meeting.

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By: Stephanie McCowat

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