The Meeting has been ***POSTPONED***
The Meeting has been
due to upcoming storm and its impact on PBC EOC
More information will follow.
TOPIC: Location, Location, Location
Transitioning the County’s 9-1-1 System to GIS
LOCATION CHANGE: PBC EO
20 S. Military Trail,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
PRESENTERS: Chuck Spalding – PBC 9-1-1 Director
Beth Norton – PBC Public Safety GIS Specialist
ABSTRACT: Today, as in most of the US, 9-1-1 calls are routed to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) using various methods. For wireless 9-1-1 callers, the ‘face’ of the cell tower sector that they are connected to is programmed locally to route the call to one of seventeen 9-1-1 call centers throughout the County. Cell phone signals are not restricted to municipal boundaries, resulting in some misdirected calls which must be transferred to the correct PSAP.
We will discuss the County’s migration to a ‘next generation’ 9-1-1 system, geospatial routing of calls, and projects, including earlier field trials off the coast of Palm Beach County, resulting in steps taken towards integrating x/y location data into the USCG search and rescue system.
*** IT Subcommittee Meeting ***