Local government staff and elected officials are invited to attend a webinar examining GIS data standards that will need to be met by local governments as part of the transition to Next Generation 911 (NG911) services. The webinar will take place on November 27, 10 – 11:30 am PST.
Presenters from Esri Canada will outline the challenges and opportunities of preparing, transforming, validating and using geospatial data, and considerations when deciding a path forward on this component of the new system. Also explored will be a case study from the City of Guelph, taking participants from the basic understanding of 911 and NG911 concepts to the specifics of how GIS data becomes a critical success factor in the migration to NG911 for local governments in Canada.
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has mandated that all provinces and territories transition from the current analog 911 system to an internet-based system that offers expanded Next Generation 911 services. New features include video streaming, data integration, improved location accuracy, as well as text, photo and picture messaging. The deadline to decommission the analog system and implement the first components of NG911 is March 4, 2025.