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New NG9-1-1 GIS Recommendations Available

This update was published by 9-1-1 and Geospatial Services Bureau (NGS)
Published: May 5, 2020

Richmond (ISP) – The GIS component of Virginia’s NG9-1-1 deployments is moving in waves, with new groups of localities starting the onboarding process every three months. (To see where you are, visit the GIS timelines on the Virginia NG9-1-1 dashboard.)  Well into our third wave, new resources and recommendations on GIS related topics are now available on the Virginia NG9-1-1 GIS resources page.

This is available as a large combined document, Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS recommendations. However since some information is more useful for localities earlier in their project and other information more useful later, we are also posting each section as its own document. Parts include:

  1. Boundaries in Next Generation 9-1-1
  2. Preparing Your Data and Provisioning into EGDMS
  3. Outsourced GIS Data Maintenance and NG9-1-1
  4. Emergency Response Boundary Layers
  5. Attribution

Some of the parts are technical that reflect choices and options to make with boundary lines, or specific recommendations on how to create globally unique IDs or format display name fields. In these areas, we hope to share recommendations from Intrado and point users to specific portions of the NENA GIS Data Model Standard 006.1-2018 for examples.

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