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Improving Emergency Communications with GIS

Discover how Geographic Information System (GIS) technology will improve public emergency communications services in a growing wireless mobile society.    

Join us on November 4 when a community of Public Safety professionals will gather online to learn how GIS technology will play a critical role in Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), and how these advancements will help enable safer, more resilient and reliable emergency communications and response.

Why Attend

  • Understand why 9-1-1 needs to transform
  • Learn how GIS, through NG9-1-1 specific location services, will more accurately route 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate emergency communication centers (a.k.a. Public Safety Answering Point).
  • See how GIS will provide emergency responders with more reliable routes to the incident location.
  • Discover how combining location intelligence on a map displays situational and operational awareness for emergency communication centers, staff and first responders alike.
  • See what Esri Canada, in partnership with the Emergency Services Working Group is doing to help ensure readiness in the GIS community.

Intended Audience

  • 9-1-1 authorities
  • Police, Fire and EMS agencies
  • Municipal & Provincial GIS Departments
  • National organizations with active interests in 9-1-1
  • IT research community
  • Standards community

Featured Speakers

Holly Barkwell

Canadian Director - NENA, and Public Safety, Telecommunications, & Technical Business Specialist - Barkwell Holland Group

Rob Darts

Senior Service Delivery Manager – Fire Technology & GIS, E-Comm 9-1-1 

Alex Brossault

GIS Program Manager - City of Guelph 

Barry Costello

Senior Consultant - Esri Canada

Be part of this growing community