Florida County Selects Datamark for GIS Prep for NG 9-1-1 Transition
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Comments

Washington County, Florida, selected Datamark to lead its geographic information systems (GIS) and next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) preparation and transition project. The completed project will provide accurate GIS addressing data for the county’s public-safety operations, as well as the Department of Public Works and Hurricane Michael relief efforts.

“As a small rural county, we don’t have the time or staff for labor-intensive processes like driving the entire county to tag addresses that were missing for whatever reason in our dataset,” said Clint Erickson, Washington County Board of County Commissioners, E9-1-1 mapping and addressing and E9-1-1 coordinator. “We needed a public-safety and GIS expert to come in and quickly help us meet the fairly strict GIS data standards for NG 9-1-1. From applying for a state grant to training the staff, Datamark provided Washington County with alternative and cost-effective methods to collect and validate missing address data and get it into a software solution that benefits the entire county.”

With a total population of 24,880, Washington County faces limited manpower and financial resources. In the early stages of the relationship, Datamark assisted Washington County in its state of Florida grant application process, helping the county successfully secure funding for the GIS and NG 9-1-1 project. The project is being implemented and includes three elements phased over six months.

Datamark’s staff will also provide on-site and/or virtual training for Washington County, allowing users to acquire critical knowledge to support. The county will also have access to ongoing technical support.

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