GeoComm Works with 9-1-1 Entity to Bring Indoor Maps to Texas Schools
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 | Comments

Denco Area 9-1-1 District (Denco 9-1-1), which provides 9-1-1 services to nearly 800,000 people in 33 jurisdictions throughout North Texas, recently worked with GeoComm to bring indoor maps to 86 K-12 public schools throughout the region.

This project addressed the challenges of locating 9-1-1 callers indoors by utilizing GeoComm Indoor Maps and Denco 9-1-1’s geographic information system (GIS) data to extend emergency communications center (ECC) mapping capabilities. By addressing the challenges and establishing an indoor mapping program, Denco 9-1-1 empowered itself with a visual representation of indoor spaces providing 9-1-1 actionable location information for improved emergency response situational awareness.

With the addition of indoor maps for area public schools, Denco 9-1-1 telecommunicators are now able to clearly tell where 9-1-1 calls are coming from inside school buildings. The consumable location information includes specifics such as room number, common area locations, clearly defined exterior entrances, interior door locations and security cameras.

“As location accuracy improves, the ECCs in the district will receive location information identifying not only the building from where the 9-1-1 call originates but more precise location information within the building,” said Greg Ballentine, executive director, Denco Area 9-1-1 district. “The addition of indoor maps integrated with our 9-1-1 software supports emergency personnel identification of specific room locations of 9-1-1 callers.”

Would you like to comment on this story? Find our comments system below.



 
 
Post a comment
Name: *
Email: *
Title: *
Comment: *
 

Comments

No Comments Submitted Yet

Be the first by using the form above to submit a comment!


Education







Events
June 2021

21 - 25
UTC Telecom and Technology Conference
Portland, Oregon
https://utctelecom.org

August 2021

15 - 18
APCO Conference and Expo
San Antonio, Texas
https://www.apco2021.org

September 2021

27 - 30
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2021
Las Vegas
https://www.iwceexpo.com/

November 2021

3 - 5
Critical Communications World 2021
Madrid, Spain
https://www.critical-communications-world.com

More Events >

Site Navigation

Close