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Whitepaper: GIS & Mapping Systems for Public Safety

by Official PublicationsJan 01, 2008

What’s the best, surest, and fastest way to direct an emergency vehicle to the scene of an incident? Looking for a street address can eat up valuable time, and that address might not help much in a sparsely populated rural area in any case, since many residences are so far off any public road that they carry no house address at all. While E-911 systems have eliminated most of the problems associated with callers misstating or call-takers mis-hearing addresses, the problem of actually finding the address remains.