Presenters: Sharon Koch & Kate Pataran
The Defence Research and Development Canada’s Canadian Safety & Security Program selected the City of Guelph, alongside its partner Esri Canada, as the Canadian city to lead the development of a next-generation emergency services geographic information system (GIS) database. This innovative partnership was awarded $1.017 million in federal grant funding to support critical enhancements in public safety in Guelph and across Canada, as the country implements a modernized Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) emergency response system. Improved call routing through use of GIS point in polygon processes is one of the drivers of NG9-1-1.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Database and Development Data Load for NG9-1-1 Project and offer a quick lesson in GIS for those who might not be familiar. It will also highlight important lessons learned that data providers across Canada can use in their NG9-1-1 preparedness.
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