First NG9-1-1 Webinar Coming on May 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

The ICI Society is actively engaged in discussions related to the rollout of NG9-1-1 in British Columbia and will be hosting a series of webinars beginning in May to help ensure our members, and particularly our local government members, are ready. Working with our partners, e-comm, ESWG, GeoBC, ESRI Canada and others, we will bring you the latest developments; help you measure your state of readiness; and ensure you are ready to meet upcoming milestones in NG9-1-1 implementation.
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In June 2017 the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) directed Bell, TELUS and SaskTel to build an IP-based next generation 911 (NG9-1-1) network to replace the existing 911 network to enhance public safety. Canada is the first country in the world to deploy a nationwide NG9-1-1 network.

Unleashing the capabilities of an IP-enabled 9-1-1 network enables future developments to revolutionize emergency services. Specific benefits include: (1) moving 9-1-1 to an IP environment on a private network; (2) providing media support for voice, video, text, or data from various devices and networks (wireline, wireless, VoIP, IOT, M2M, etc.); (3) creating a standards-based, secure and interoperable “network of networks” (data is shared from the caller and additional data repositories to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs); and (4) Dynamic routing based on policies to direct to the most appropriate PSAP.

GIS data are at the heart of NG9-1-1 systems. Civic addresses associated with fixed caller locations are validated against GIS data to ensure that they can be mapped. When an emergency call is made, it is routed using the caller’s location along with the GIS boundaries of responder agencies to determine the correct responder.

A program of GIS Data Stewardship is not limited to the initial creation of data – it involves regular access to tabular inputs such as civic addresses and regular maintenance of spatial data such as emergency service boundaries and road centerlines. Ensuring that data used by the NG9-1-1 system are complete, accurate, and current requires cooperation between multiple data contributors and stakeholder agencies. A comprehensive data management approach includes not only continual data input and maintenance but also on-going communication between stakeholders, internal quality assurance, quality control, dealing with external discrepancy reports, and archiving data
Our first webinar will be on May 20 from 11:00-12:00. To sign up visit the link: