What is the purpose of the PSGX?
The Public Safety - GeoXchange™ (PSGX) was developed to streamline the flow of public safety grade GIS data for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) in Canada, assisting in meeting the gold standard of a 72-hour update cycle for service delivery of GIS and addressing data.
To be successful, NG9-1-1 requires authoritative GIS data from local governments. However, local governments currently lack a common, centralized infrastructure to deliver this data to their respective NG9-1-1 network providers. Not having a unified approach will inhibit the public safety community's ability to meet currency and completeness targets set by the CRTC, and hinder the delivery of 9-1-1 services.
The PSGX addresses this significant gap by offering a standardized validation and aggregation solution.
Deliver public safety grade GIS data
When data providers submit through the PSGX portal, quality assurance and checks are performed to ensure compliance with the NENA GIS data standards. If it contains errors, the submission is rejected and the provider is notified through a discrepancy report. If the data passes, it flows through to the master GIS database where additional checks are performed before it is accepted by the NG9-1-1 network provider.
Configurable to your organization
The PSGX can be configured for your user type and region. Having an exchange of authoritative GIS data for your area helps to resolve issues with boundaries and where there may be conflicts.