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Monterey County Emergency Communications Selects DATAMARK to provide Geospatial Data Management System

October 4, 2022

California county to utilize DATAMARK VEP to perform GIS Validation

SALINAS, Calif., Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DATAMARK, the public safety geographic information systems (GIS) team of Michael Baker International, has been selected by Monterey County Emergency Communications to provide validation software to support the Regional Geospatial Data Quality Control process.  As part of this contract, Monterey County will use DATAMARK’s flexible and scalable validation tool, VEP (Validate-Edit-Provision), to perform regular quality control of GIS data used to support the county’s dispatch system.

“The team at Monterey County is leading the state in not only advocating for the entire 9-1-1 industry but also in Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) best practices,” said Robert Murphy, Associate Vice President of Business Development at DATAMARK. “We are already building on our partnership with Monterey County to deploy improved GIS data workflows that will set the standard for maintaining high-quality GIS for public safety.”

Monterey County’s Emergency Communications center serves a population of more than 400,000 people and is committed to serving as the vital link between members of the public and local public safety agencies.

“Our team sought a customizable solution that was robust, easy to use and built to handle the needs of NG9-1-1,” said Lee Ann Magoski, Director of Emergency Communications for Monterey County. “We chose DATAMARK for its state-of-the-art software as a service (SaaS) solution and the team’s personalized service above and beyond what other vendors offer. DATAMARK’s team of highly skilled GIS and 9-1-1 experts offer the support we have been looking for in a vendor partner as we address the complex challenges of GIS data management for NG9-1-1.”

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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