Florida NENA Selects DATAMARK for Statewide NG9-1-1 GIS Education

Eight workshops to be held across Florida for PSAP professionals,
GIS professionals and addressing authorities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 18, 2019 – DATAMARK today announced that the Florida Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) selected DATAMARK to provide statewide educational workshops for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) geographic information systems (GIS) readiness. Beginning in the first quarter of 2020, two workshops will be held in each of the four Florida NENA regions in the state: North Florida, Central Florida, South Florida, and West Florida.

The workshops are fully funded by the E911 Board, so there is not cost for attendees. DATAMARK’s “Beyond the 98%™” is the introductory workshop and “Don’t Run with Scissors,” which takes a deeper dive into NG9-1-1 requirements, will be the intermediate workshop.

DATAMARK workshops were well received in California, Arizona, and Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Ohio, New Jersey and Oklahoma. Course content in the Florida series includes:

Both workshops are recommended for state and local 9-1-1 program managers, GIS managers, public safety technologists, elected officials and local addressing authority decision-makers who assign addresses, maintain GIS data for 9-1-1 and maintain MSAG or ALI for PSAPs.

“DATAMARK takes a different approach than many public safety technology consultants,” said Robert Murphy, ENP, RPL, Public Safety Subject Matter Expert at DATAMARK, Michael Baker International. “Our goal for clients is to help them solve problems using a sustainable approach by combining education, advocacy and problem solving. We look forward to taking this approach on the road across Florida to educate the state’s 9-1-1 and GIS leaders on the foundational concepts required for the transition to NG9-1-1.”

Several Florida counties, including Jackson County, Manatee County, Walton County, and Washington County, are already working with DATAMARK after selecting the DATAMARK VEP (Validate-Edit-Provision) solution and company services for GIS data readiness for NG9-1-1.

As trusted advisors in public safety, DATAMARK brings comprehensive, real-world expertise in police, fire, EMS and 9-1-1 leadership roles to Next Generation 9-1-1 transitions. The DATAMARK team leads the industry by shaping rules and legislation, and by building a suite of products and services that ensure accurate emergency response location data in life-critical situations. DATAMARK empowers its team and stakeholder partners to foster trusted relationships and cultivate data integrity for informed decision making. DATAMARK, the public safety GIS team of Michael Baker International, has decades of proven experience in mission-critical government addressing projects. The team works with clients to solve their complex needs, from data quality checks and addressing to workflow analysis and more. Learn more about the company at and follow DATAMARK on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit

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/ December 19, 2019

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