After working with InterAct we now have far greater confidence in the accuracy of our 9-1-1 maps and our ability to direct emergency response teams to the correct location as quickly as possible.
Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) September 20, 2010
Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) September 20, 2010 -- InterAct Public Safety Systems, a leading provider of safety and security software used by government agencies as well as private sector businesses, today announced it is offering free GIS Data Review to public safety agencies across the country. With the advent of newer, more advanced CAD systems being installed throughout the country’s public safety agencies, pinpoint accuracy in mapping systems has become a critical component, which, if overlooked can cause delays in response times and impact public safety.
Any agency can take advantage of this free audit, regardless of whether they use InterActGIS or a third-party GIS map display application. InterAct’s comprehensive review identifies discrepancies between the GIS centerlines, structure points and the telephone company’s master street address guide (MSAG). With the free GIS Data Review, agencies gain an understanding of the severity of discrepancies between the GIS data and MSAG data. Then the agency, or InterAct, can take the necessary steps to reconcile differences and correct critical map inaccuracies.
“Map accuracy has increasingly become a serious issue for public safety agencies across the country,” said Chad Brymer, Senior VP, GIS and CAD Services Division for InterAct Public Safety Systems. “As we are one of the only public safety software providers that has the capability of performing such audits, we see this free program as part of our long standing mission to support first responders in their job to keep all citizens safe.”
InterAct’s GIS department has over 140 years of 911-related GIS experience. As one of the only turnkey providers of mapping services and software, InterAct’s GIS division provides everything from full-scale mapping and addressing projects for the creation and utilization of 9-1-1 centers, to the implementation of emergency dispatch and GIS systems.
“When InterAct conducted the GIS Data Review we were surprised at how many gaps we had in our maps,” said Mavis Funderburk, 9-1-1 Director for the Sabine Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office. “Their GIS division has a unique understanding of the mapping needs as they specifically relate to 9-1-1. After working with them to correct these discrepancies, we now have far greater confidence in the accuracy of our maps and our ability to direct emergency response teams to the correct location as quickly as possible.”
For more information or to sign up for a free GIS Data Review, call 1-800-768-3911 or visit http://www.interact911.com/GIS_audit.
About InterAct Public Safety Systems
Founded in 1975, InterAct Public Safety Systems, provides integrated multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional public safety and homeland security systems technology. The InterAct Connections Framework™ is the foundation upon which customized comprehensive public safety solutions are built and presently used by more than 2,000 government agencies and private enterprises globally. The Company’s advanced Next Generation telephony, computer aided dispatch/mapping, mobile data sharing, and records management systems deliver emergency responders the vital information they need to protect their communities. InterAct is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company and all applications are available for purchase on GSA contract. For more information, please visit http://www.interact911.com.