NG9-1-1 Transition Planning Considerations

Document description: 

The public safety community has recognized the need to evolve legacy emergency services networks to next generation concepts which may facilitate new capabilities and services. As such there are numerous industry associations and Standard Development Organizations (SDOs) that are defining architectures and protocols for these next generation networks. The public safety community desires to take advantage of this work and address the challenge it represents to emergency communications. To this end, work is progressing in other NENA committees to define the specific emergency services architectures and protocols involved. The transition of emergency services addressed by this document relies upon this collective work.

Transition to NG9-1-1(?) is expected to be an evolutionary process, involving technological, operational, economic, and institutional change. In some cases, the path to NG9-1-1 implementation will depend on the underlying infrastructure of the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)(?) and 9-1-1 Authorities involved. The NG9-1-1 environment may differ considerably from the current 9-1-1 environment.

Synchronizing GIS with MSAG & ALI

Document description: 

This document is the NENA information document for the synchronization of certain Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database layers with the Master Street Address Guide, the Automatic Location Information data, and optionally the site / structure locations.

This document is meant to provide PSAP management, vendors, and other interested parties necessary guidelines for synchronizing GIS data with existing 9-1-1 databases. The synchronization process of the GIS data is most reliably accomplished by qualified, trained individuals or vendors that have received formal GIS training and instruction.

This document is provided as a guide to synchronizing both the Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) and optionally the Automatic Location Information (ALI) databases to a Geographic Information System (GIS) geospatial database of road centerlines, site / structure locations, and related spatial databases. One must have a basic understanding of GIS concepts and MSAG data, or the resources available, in order to understand this document.

NG9-1-1 Additional Data

Document description: 

With the implementation of NG9-1-1(?) there will be many forms of additional data available to emergency responders. This document covers the use of additional data associated with a call, a location, a caller and a PSAP. Together with the SIP Invite and PIDF-LO, additional data associated with a call has the ability to look at other data sources; i.e., Vehicle Emergency Data Set (VEDS) to assist in determining the appropriate call routing and handling.

2009 NG Partner Program Summaries

NENA convened a meeting of the Next Generation Program Partners February 18, 2009, in Orlando, Florida, to discuss NG project activities. This meeting was the first meeting of NENA’s 2009 NG Partner Program. Topics discussed were:

NG9-1-1 Project

In the past 15 years, advancements in modern communications technology have created the need for a more advanced system to access emergency care.