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GIS Boundaries in an NG9-1-1 Environment – Just Tell Me Where to Move the Line

Several GIS boundary datasets are required to support 911 call routing in a NG9-1-1 environment. These include: PSAP (Public Safety...

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The Benefits of SaaS based solutions in 9-1-1 Centers

What does SaaS mean to the modern 9-1-1 center?  By definition, it means that 9-1-1 centers can take advantage of...

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Working with Grants Consultants for Public Safety and NG911: Some Important Tips

Our DATAMARK team members have extensive expertise working in public safety and the grant process with state and local jurisdictions...

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Esri User Conference 2019

The Esri User Conference 2019, themed “GIS—The Intelligent Nervous System,” opens on July 8 at the San Diego Convention Center....

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How to Choose an NG9-1-1 GIS Data Partner

For most organizations, building and maintaining geographic information systems (GIS) datasets for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) likely will involve the...

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NENA 2019 Activities

NENA 2019 kicks off in Orlando later this week and DATAMARK is participating in and hosting a variety of activities...

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Why NG9-1-1 GIS Data Can Never Be Truly Complete

Municipalities, counties and states seeking 100 percent accuracy in their geographic information systems (GIS) data may just be looking for...

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The Ultimate NG9-1-1 Glossary

Do public safety professionals speak their own language? With an abundance of acronyms, it can certainly seem that way. Whether...

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Is there still a lack of belief in GIS among emergency management leaders?

Adopting the use of GIS for disaster response In a StateScoop podcast earlier this year, Richard Butgereit, director of catastrophe...

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The Benefits of Public Safety and GIS Collaboration

Accurate addressing data is of paramount importance to all Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) stakeholders, yet confusion lingers as to who...

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Uncovering Hidden NG9-1-1 GIS Data Problems with DATAMARK VEP

GIS Professionals spend years collecting and curating high-quality data, including site/structure location data using GPS or road centerlines from satellite...

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Honoring Public Safety Telecommunicators for Dedication, Service in the 9-1-1 Community

It’s that time of year again: National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) when we honor telecommunications personnel in the public...

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New Team Members Bring Public Safety Service and NG9-1-1 Expertise to DATAMARK

DATAMARK is committed to the public safety community and this is reflected in our efforts to recruit team members with...

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Public Safety GIS and Lean Six Sigma’s Shared Mission for Quality

Lean Six Sigma and public safety geographic information systems (GIS) are two completely disparate fields, each with volumes of research...

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DATAMARK’s Keri Brennan Now President-Elect of URISA for GIS Professionals

In October 2018, DATAMARK Product Manager Keri Brennan, GISP, began a three-year term as president-elect of the Board of Directors...

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“Left at the Golden Apple”: How Addressing Evolved and Affects the NG9-1-1 Transition Today

Believe it or not, there was a time before addresses existed. Centuries ago, people would identify structures with symbols, rather...

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DATAMARK Team Expands Technical Public Safety GIS Team to Support NG9-1-1 Deployments

The DATAMARK team at Michael Baker International has expanded to include new technical experts in GIS data analysis, product management,...

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

Michael Baker International’s Associate Vice President, Public Safety GIS and DATAMARK lead, Sandi Stroud, will be instructing the URISA workshop...

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What Your NG9-1-1 RFP Should Include (And a Couple Things It Shouldn’t)

As a technology vendor and a division of an engineering consulting firm, the DATAMARK team at Michael Baker International has...

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9-1-1 vs. NG9-1-1: A Quick Guide for Public Safety Stakeholders

The transition from E9-1-1 to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) is an overhaul to the legacy systems that currently support first...

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Top 5 Considerations on the Journey to NG9-1-1

We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey.” (more…)

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A Matter of Life and Data – The GIS Data Gap and Life-Critical Situations

There’s no doubt that having the correct location information can mean the difference between life and death when someone makes...

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DATAMARK® Team Adds Public Safety and GIS Experts to Ease Transitions to NG 9-1-1

The DATAMARK team at Michael Baker International is expanding to include new experts in mapping, 9-1-1, public safety and geographic...

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DATAMARK Team Shares Insights on NG9-1-1 with NENA 2018 Attendees

Members of the Michael Baker International DATAMARK team are hosting three educational sessions at the NENA 2018 Conference and Expo...

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DATAMARK VEP will help ease transition to NG9-1-1

Today (June 12, 2018) marks an important milestone as we’re officially launching DATAMARK VEP, our software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that validates,...

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Why NG9-1-1 Requires Addressing Beyond the 98

Addressing data is not static. Unlike, say, a trusted recipe that is passed down from generation to generation, maps on...

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