Doniphan County NG9-1-1

Doniphan County, Kansas

This project objective was to complete a countywide assessment of existing 9-1-1 GIS data and modify existing GIS data to meet the Kansas 9-1-1 Coordinating Council’s statewide model to meet Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) standards.

SAM (formerly Midland GIS Solutions) was selected by Doniphan County, Kansas to assess, amend, and verify the county’s digital 9-1-1 data, and implement it into their existing GIS and web-based mapping systems. The impetus of the project was the State of Kansas’ move towards a statewide, Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) system that will ultimately be part of a nationwide 9-1-1 data system being developed by Homeland Security. NG9-1-1 brings a consistent data model for 9-1-1 data that will exist in every county, across the country.

The project primarily consisted of adjusting all of the digital road centerlines to the latest available orthophotography, and matching the 9-1-1 address ranging and jurisdiction data to their MSAG (Master Street Address Guide) and to their existing, countywide 9-1-1 addresses. Likewise, all of the addresses in the county were reviewed, placed, amended, and defined to meet the Kansas 9-1-1 Coordinating Council’s newly-developed statewide Data Model. The final component involved matching jurisdiction boundaries to the digital roads and addresses. Ultimately, all of the counties in Kansas will have their data stitched together for a single, consistent, statewide NG9-1-1 system.

Detailed training and multiple assessments and reviews were involved throughout the project. Dozens of issues, drawn from hundreds of road and street segments, and thousands of addresses, were reviewed and resolved, both with Doniphan County personnel, as well as with the Kansas 9-1-1 Coordinating Committee. Research from fire district ordinances at the county level, to U.S. Post Office issues at the state and national levels were employed towards providing the county with an accurate, and consistent, digital 9-1-1 data set for their emergency response applications.

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