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Validate your GIS data for NG9-1-1 with the new GIS Validator

Wed, June 8, 2022 | 1 - 2 p.m. ET | English

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Session Overview

Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) will use geospatial call routing to connect a 9-1-1 caller with the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) that services that calling location. To achieve this, an accurate and up-to-date GIS database that meets the NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model developed by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is required. Do you know how well your database will perform? 

Esri Canada has released the free NG9-1-1 GIS Validator online app to assist Canadian municipalities in meeting Canada’s new location data requirements for 9-1-1. This service was purpose built at the request of municipalities through the CRTC Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG). It lets authoritative data providers take the first step in quickly comparing their GIS data to the NENA specifications. 

Join this webinar to see the Validator in action and learn how you can get access to it.  

Also, hear from Robert Harris, Geomatics Manager at NB911 and ESWG representative about how the Validator supports municipalities in making the transition to NG9-1-1. 

Key Points

  • Validate your GIS data against the new NENA standards 
  • Match the attributes of your data to the model and quality check that the data is formatted to meet the requirements 
  • Receive a report of invalid data for further review and correction 
  • Re-upload and check your data as many times as needed 

Intended Audience

This webinar is designed for GIS managers responsible for providing authoritative public safety data for 9-1-1. 

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With special guests:

  • Robert Harris, Geomatics Manager, NB911, Co-Chair TIF92, Emergency Services Working Group
  • Steve Mark, B.A., ADipl T (GIS), GISP, Director of Operations, Integrated Cadastral Information Society