Part 2 – 2019 Year in Review
Over 25 Project Wins, Multiple Onboarded NG9-1-1 Customers, New Experts, Major Public Safety GIS Product Enhancements and 57 Conferences Attended – 2019 Year in Review
In part one of this three-part year in review blog series, we looked at how some of our new customers leveraged DATAMARK public safety GIS products and services in current and next-gen 9-1-1 systems. Now, let’s take a look at the newest additions to our expert team and recap the DATAMARK VEP product enhancements launched in June.
Four New Experts Join DATAMARK
- Sandy Dyre, Senior Public Safety Subject-Matter Expert, is leading a team of public safety experts to educate, advocate and problem solve with clients on a local and national level. She is a veteran in the public safety sector and will advocate for 9-1-1 enhancement through participation in standard committees and focus groups. Sandy was previously a Project Manager for the State of Arizona 9-1-1 Program Office.
- Ekaterina Fitos, GIS Public Safety Market Maker, is responsible for leading sales of DATAMARK public safety solutions across the U.S. Ekaterina has more than 17 years of experience in the GIS industry and worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Agency for State Technology where she served as the state’s first GIO.
- John Joseph, ENP, Public Safety GIS Expert will work with prospects and customers who need to look beyond the basic requirements of traditional data silos for computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and 9-1-1 to realize the cross-platform benefits that GIS brings to NG9-1-1. John brings more than 20 years of GIS and public safety experience to the team, with his most recent roles at Motorola and GeoComm supporting NG9-1-1 initiatives.
- Sarah Rollins, Public Safety GIS Expert will consult with clients to evaluate their needs and communicate how DATAMARK’s public safety GIS products and services will meet objectives, support current E9-1-1 systems, and aid in the transition to NG9-1-1. Sarah was previously a GIS analyst and educator at West Safety Services, now known as Intrado, and has 25 years of industry experience.
DATAMARK VEP Product Enhancements
DATAMARK VEP ensures public safety organizations maintain GIS data integrity, quality and interoperability during and after the transition from legacy 9-1-1 systems to NG9-1-1. The new version was designed to meet and exceed the data requirements for NG9-1-1, and supports a variety of additional business processes, such as CAD mapping. Launched in June, new and enhanced functionality include:
- New and continually enhanced validation rules
- Includes linked (concatenated) automatic location identification (ALI) checks
- Offers enhanced topology check for street and road centerlines
- Improved reporting functions
- Adds in audit and chance logs
- Enhanced editing functionality
- Offers polygon editing enhancements
- Includes access to additional user-hosted services for attribution
- Streamlined and evolving user experience
- Additional label functionality allows customers to modify the system display
DATAMARK VEP is fully configurable with other PSAP and government enterprise systems, so stakeholders can maximize the value of their critical GIS data. The system performs more than 35 unique quality control checks that bring the data quality into readiness for NG9-1-1 and other systems. To learn more, please visit our website or contact our experts. Be sure to check back soon for part three that details our key takeaways from our four biggest conferences in 2019.