Is your GIS data ready for NG9-1-1?

September 25, 2019 David Hamilton

The CRTC has mandated that the NG9-1-1 networks must be ready to deliver NG9-1-1 voice services by June 2020 and deliver NG9-1-1 text messaging services by December 2020. GIS data and processes will play increasingly important roles in NG9-1-1. Missing, incomplete or inaccurate data will delay locating callers and timely response to emergencies. As such, GIS professionals at every level will need to ensure data meets or exceeds the national standards. Learn more about how Esri Canada can support you in getting your data ready for NG9-1-1.

About the Author

David Hamilton

David Hamilton is the Public Safety Industry Manager for Esri Canada. His efforts are focused on advising customers how to use GIS technology to improve all areas of public safety, specifically (NG)9-1-1, law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, emergency management, and search and rescue. Prior to joining Esri Canada in 2010, David managed the GIS for E-Comm 9-1-1 in Vancouver, and worked for the RCMP at the Integrated Security Unit for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games where he managed their Common Operating Picture. Being active has been a major part of David’s personal life; soccer, track & field, skiing, cycling, hiking and now kayaking are all among his favourite activities… Yoga is next.

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