As the transition to the new NG9-1-1 framework begins across the country, the need for robust, accurate and up-to-date GIS data and infrastructure will be mission-critical to the future success of 9-1-1 services.
NG9-1-1 is a fundamental change in the way 9-1-1 services are provided in North America. This new approach will rely on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to accurately locate the 9-1-1 caller and forward the call to the appropriate responder(s). Accurately locating the caller is wholly dependent on the GIS data provided by municipalities and will be crucial to NG9-1-1 success. NG9-1-1 introduces a new national GIS data standard that all jurisdictions providing 9-1-1 service must meet. Governments and municipalities have until March 2024 to ensure that they meet the mandatory NG9-1-1 GIS data specifications.
Why Esri for your Readiness Assessment?
Work with our GIS and Public Safety experts to prepare for NG9-1-1. Here are key areas for consideration and preparation.
Esri is your Trusted Partner
Esri’s NG9-1-1 GIS Readiness Assessments are facilitated and delivered by industry leading professionals and backed by a team of NG9-1-1 GIS specialists, dedicated to deliver the information your organization needs to ensure your preparedness. Our team of experts participates in industry committees including National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Emergency Service Working Group (ESWG) and TIF-92. Through our involvement, we're helping define GIS standards that are enhancing public safety and 9-1-1 services for Canadian communities. You can feel confident in the expert recommendations the assessment will provide.
Esri Canada has developed the NG9-1-1 Readiness Assessment as a focused service to help you assess your government’s readiness to provide GIS data that meets the NG9-1-1 standard.
The Readiness Assessment will:
- Identify any challenges your government may have as a result of the NG9-1-1 requirements.
- Make recommendations to address the challenges.
- Produce detailed assessments and reporting summaries that rate your readiness for NG9-1-1.
- Educate operational and management staff.
What to expect from your Readiness Assessment
The GIS Readiness Assessment will review your organization's data, processes and resources, and tailor a plan to ensure you're NG9-1-1 ready.