Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, associated statewide geographic data layers, and location-based system components are the cornerstone of a Next Generation 911 (NG911) system.
GIS Pilot Study
In 2011, a GIS Pilot Study was performed to determine the scope of work. The available GIS data for three contiguous counties were evaluated for quality, consistency and interagency alignment. Those counties included: Sedgwick (pop. 500k), Reno (64k) and Kingman (7k).
The GIS Pilot Study results include:
- Wide range of data quality even within a single jurisdiction
- Widely variance in available data and in the structure of common layers
- Relatively poor alignment with the MSAG/ALI Database
- Primary recommendation: “Construction of a statewide GIS database should begin as soon as possible, beginning with adopting GIS standards…“
GIS Enhancement Project
The GIS Enhancement Project was a three-phase project to get PSAP GIS data ready for NG911. An RFP was issued in Q3 2013 and awarded in Q4 2013.
- Project A: Gap Analysis
- The QA vendor evaluated all of the submitted GIS data and reported the results along with a rough estimate on remediation costs.
- Project B: Data Remediation
- PSAPs selected from five remediation vendors or chose to do the work in-house
- Fully remediated data was submitted back to the QA vendor for re-evaluation
- Project C: Quality Assurance
- Every “error” had to be fixed or commented on before it passed QA
In 2014, the 911 Coordinating Council obtained statewide, 1 foot, leaf off, natural color imagery to support the NG911 GIS Enhancement project. The imagery was flown during the winters of 2013-2015.
The imagery is a licensed product. Click here if you would like to submit a request for the imagery.
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