41990’sAutomatic Number Identification – Gave PSAPs the ability to map a caller based on their landline telephone number.Resource intensivePSAP had to managed records associating telephone number to locationAutomatic Location Identification (Wireline) – Gave PSAPs the ability to map a caller based on their physical address.Less resource intensiveLocation / Telephone number information managed by the telephone providersAddress information managed by the PSAPGIS / Mapping was deployed in very few PSAPsSeatol Mapping Deployed (1992)FCC Order Issued for Wireless LocationRequired carriers to provide location of caller by early 2000’sANI ExampleALI Example (Wireline):John Doe1661 Capitol Way, Bismarck, NDBismarck Fire 5Metro AmbulanceBismarck PD
52000’sWireless Carriers began providing Latitude/Longitude location in ALI for callers.Incentivized PSAPs to deploy GIS/Mapping software to locate the callerGIS / Mapping system deployment percentage began to increase because of wirelessMany PSAPs deployed standalone mapping systemsGIS / Mapping was used, primarily, to locate the caller after the call was received.Management of consistency between landline ALI databases and GIS database became an issueALI Example (Wireless):,Uncertainty: 20 meters
62010 & BeyondGIS is finding its way into all types of technologies in the PSAP (CAD, Recording, Records Management, etc.)GIS lives at the core of Next Generation System (NG9-1-1)Based on information maintained at the local levelALI is being completely replaced in NG9-1-1, eliminating the consistency problems that have existed between ALI databases and GIS databases.States, Counties, Municipalities, and Tribal Organizations throughout the country have begun work on their GIS in preparation for NG9-1-1
8How is GIS used in Next Generation 9-1-1? GIS is used to keep data clean and consistentStep 1: Telephone Carrier, “Is this address OK?”Step 2: GIS Database, “Yes”Step 3: Telephone Carrier, “Great, I’ll store it then”GIS911Database
9How is GIS used in Next Generation 9-1-1? GIS is used to deliver the call to the correct PSAPStep 1: Telephone Carrier, “I have this location for the caller, where should I direct their call?”Step 2: GIS Database, “Direct them here”Step 3: Telephone Carrier, “Will do, Thanks!”GIS911 CallPSAP
10How is GIS used in Next Generation 9-1-1? GIS is used to deliver the call to the correct PSAPStep 1: PSAP, “I just received a 911 call for this location, who should I have respond?”Step 2: GIS Database, “Here are the responders”Step 3: PSAP, “Thanks!”GISFIRELAWEMSDispatch (Radio, Pager, etc.)
11How is GIS used in Next Generation 9-1-1? GIS is used to Save LivesEvery Day, Every CallThe transition to NG9-1-1 represents a dramatic increase in the level of importance with respect to GIS
12How do Counties fit into this picture? County Government has an extremely important role to play!!!GIS data MUST be developedGIS data MUST be meticulously maintainedGIS data MUST be changed as changes occur… not when someone gets around to them.County Responsibilities Include:Address Information (Roads and Address Points)Service Boundary Information (PSAP, Law, Fire, EMS)
13How do I get started? Good News! Work has already begun. Seamless Base Map ProjectThree Phase Project to Develop Road and Address Point GIS data.State Radio Counties ( )Western Counties ( )Eastern Counties ( )Project Includes a FREE GIS Maintenance Tool.Counties must decide how they want to maintain their data and identify a resource
14GIS Maintenance Resource Options Identify someone on staff that can perform GIS MaintenanceMake sure to have a backup plan!Hire someone that can perform GIS MaintenanceHire a vendor that can perform GIS Maintenance on your behalfStill need to communicate changes to your vendorHire NDACo to perform GIS Maintenance on your behalfRecent program added to address GIS maintenance for counties in need
15GIS Maintenance Method Options Use the NDDES Geocomm tools to maintain data directlyUse the NDDES Geocomm tools to submit change ordersDES would make the edits on your behalfEdit your GIS data internally and submit to NDDES
17Advice Figure out what you will do for maintenance resources Who will do the work? Do we need a backup plan?Figure out what you will do for maintenance methodHow will the work be done?Take the seamless base map project VERY seriouslyAs the project begins work in your jurisdiction make sure to get involvedThis is the data we’ll be using for 9-1-1, It is IMPERATIVE that it be collected and maintained.Know where you fall into the seamless base map project2013 / 2014 / 2015Need to make a decision before thenAsk Questions if you have them!
19About the GISTCThe GIS Technical Committee (GISTC) was established by Executive Order and re-affirmed byThe GISTC coordinates and directs GIS activities within the stateThe Full GISTC meets annuallyThe GISTC meets monthlyMeetings are all open
20Executive GISTC Membership State Water Commission – Rod BasslerDept. of Health – Ann FritzDept. of Transportation – Brian BieberGame and Fish – Brian HosekGeological Survey – Elroy KadrmasParks and Recreation – Chris DirkInformation Technology Dept. – Bob NutschLand Dept.* – Levi ErdmannPublic Service Commission* – Bruce JohnsonOil & Gas Division* – Brock WahlDept. Of Emergency Services* – Phil PeterschickDept. of Agriculture* – Jim Hansen*Associate Members
21MissionThe State of North Dakota's GIS Hub will provide the essential infrastructure to share core geographic datasets through an accessible data warehouse among stakeholders with browsing ability to the general public. The Hub will leverage the State's existing data, infrastructure and expertise to implement the core elements of this enterprise solution.
22Who do we work with? State agencies Cities Counties Tribal Higher EducationFederal agenciesWe could do more if we could, short on staffMonthly and annual meetings
24GIS HubThe purpose of the GIS Hub is to provide a central database and web infrastructure serving state agenciesGeneral funding began with the BienniumLocated at the Information Technology Department (www.nd.gov/gis)
26Data Access – Download & Services Use the Hub Data Portal (www.nd.gov/gis)
27Hub Explorer www.nd.gov/gis Note that by clicking on the text icon in front of the layer name, this will bring up the information/download link for that item in the Hub Data Portal
28Data… Sharing Recent discussion The state welcomes “general interest” data from cities and countiesThe GIS Hub can help act as a data resource (backup, data delivery)Recent discussionParcelsPlease contact me if you are interested. In particular, imagery and elevation. The state might also be to assist financially.
29GIS “Vendor Pool” Reminder GIS categories:Programmer/AnalystTechnical & Data Services SpecialistState AND city/county government can use this!Work order for services
30Communications Web site Listserv Twitter Blog Capital Area Users Group News and referencesListservTraining, RFPs, data upgrades, newsTwitterListserv + more frequent, more itemsBlogBehind the scenes, how-to, background infoCapital Area Users GroupNew, first meeting in MayND GIS Users Conference (Fall 2015)first meeting held in May, organized by Aaron Norby of KLJ
32Contact List http://www.nd.gov/gis/mapsdata/data/data-resources.html In the future, another notice will be coming out, asking folks to check their contact info.
33ArcGIS Online Cloud-based solution (do you want your data there?) Low-cost way to get maps out and share informationMobile readyCheck out Esri’s “Collector for ArcGIS”Using it now = well-positioned for the futureGISTC published guidelines (www.nd.gov/gis)
34ArcGIS for Local Government Local Government Information ModelStandardized format to support maps and applicationsSaves on having to build from scratchMaps and applications to get startedLand records, elections, public safety, etc.Web and mobile appsgovernment/
35Open Data NSGIC Christopher Dunn http://www.nsgic.org/advocacy-agenda Open data is becoming a bigger issue, want to make you aware of some recent thingsYou probably saw the bit from NSGIC, that recently went out on the listservAt a recent MAGIC meeting in Bismarck, Chris talked to us about his take on the Orange County issue
36Upcoming EventsMidAmerica GIS Consortium– April 27-May 1, (magicgis.org)ND GIS Users Conference – Fall 2015I’d like to close with a heads-up on some upcoming events
37Thank You! For information/questions, contact: Bob Nutsch, GIS CoordinatorTwitter: @BobNutsch#ndgis
38North Dakota 9-1-1 Association’s GIS Committee Jason Horning
39GIS Committee Mission and Goals Mission: To promote the development and maintenance of GIS data for Next Generation (NG9-1-1)GoalsTo identify the NG9-1-1 GIS needs of the public safety community.To identify how NG9-1-1 GIS needs will be met and sustained in cooperation with state, local and tribal agencies.To foster the aggregation and distribution of NG9-1-1 GIS data for public safety purposes.To promote and encourage nationally recognized GIS data standards for the exchange of NG9-1-1 GIS data.
40Questions? Jason Horning NDACo firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Nutsch ND ITD