Several California Counties Move Toward Next-Gen 911
Several counties in California are moving forward with phasing out their decades-old emergency 911 systems, and replacing them with digital versions capable of moving more data faster for improved location accuracy. The new technology can more quickly route first responders to the scene of an emergency, improving response times, said Robert Bustichi, systems management supervisor for San Mateo County Public Safety Communications.
California counties ink GIS contracts to build next-generation 911
San Mateo County and Merced County announced that they will pay Datamark, a developer for GIS platforms for public-safety agencies, $400,000 and $109,000 respectively, to prepare municipal address and road data as they prepare to implement next-generation 911 systems.