9-1-1 GIS Certification Discussion Session
Advancements in technology are tasking 9-1-1 systems and 9-1-1 centers to have the ability to do more to support the 9-1-1 caller. Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) helps to meet those demands through sophisticated databases, networks, and equipment that provide critical functionality including call routing, location validation and, as it does today, 9-1-1 call mapping. An essential part of NG9-1-1 is GIS. To meet those demands, efforts are underway with Mesa Community College to determine whether a 9-1-1 GIS Certification program would support those needs. This session is designed to open discussion on what are the needs of the local 9-1-1 provider (911 and GIS professionals) and how best to meet those needs through a structured certification program.