Fayette County, Tennessee, Implements Mapping System For Emergency Response
Fayette County, Tennessee, has adopted the GeoConex Corp.’s GeoConex integrated mapping system. Slated for launch in August 2003, the E-911 mapping system leverages advanced ANI/ALI numbering and addressing data and geographic information system (GIS) data with precision base mapping, creating a single-point interface for dispatchers.
Additionally, the implementation will support Phase II Wireless calls, providing dispatchers with wireless phone numbers and caller identities as well as latitude/longitude caller location.
County dispatchers –serving multiple local response organizations, encompassing a fast-growth suburban area of Memphis — will have an easy interface to maps overlaid on aerial photographs and combined with relevant addressing information. Implementation includes development of a base map of Fayette County.
USGS Digital Ortho Quarter Quads orthophotos for Fayette County and the immediate areas are corrected to Tennessee State Plane Coordinates, as mandated by the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board.
Accurate road centerlines are established and then made intelligent with accurate addressing/location information. Dispatchers can give first responders accurate location information within feet.
The software instantaneously projects Phase II cell phone caller location by latitude and longitude; additionally the dispatcher can view latitude and longitude with the click of a button and provide this data to air ambulance and search and rescue squads.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from Business Wire (06/16/03).