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Public Safety - [i]GeoXchange[/i]™

Helping you deliver public safety grade GIS data

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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 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.

Benefits of the PSGX

For Data Providers

The PSGX streamlines the submission of public safety grade GIS data to the local or regional aggregator. The goal is to improve data quality and eliminate duplication of effort, thereby enabling local governments to update their data more efficiently.

For Data Aggregators

The PSGX performs QA / QC checks on the submitted data and automates the processing, aggregation, and validation of GIS data, thus ensuring compliance with the NENA GIS Data standards. 

For Data Consumers

When lives and property are at risk, having complete, accurate and current authoritative GIS data is critical. 9-1-1 call centers, police, fire and EMS all rely on precise location data to save lives.  

A Secure Exchange for Public Safety Data

The PSGX standardizes the update cycle from source to aggregator, through to the NG9-1-1 network provider, where the data will ultimately support geospatial (geodetic) call routing.


New Brunswick Blazes the Trail on Getting its Data Ready for NG9-1-1

The New Brunswick 911 Bureau is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of 9-1-1 service to the province. Watch this video to find out how they have significantly improved GIS data availability for 9-1-1 operations and paved the way for NG9-1-1.

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