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Vienna, Virginia, March 14th, 2022

The Montana State Library (MSL - has selected 1Spatial to provide a cloud-based GIS data management service to support both existing legacy 9-1-1 and Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems. Specifically, the service will enable jurisdictions in Montana to validate their GIS and 9-1-1 data for compliance with NG9-1-1 requirements and to evaluate where data improvements need to be made. Additionally, the service will support aggregation of individual jurisdictions’ data to statewide datasets to enable cross-jurisdiction validation and correct gaps, overlaps, or conflicts in data.

Throughout the country, state 9-1-1 programs are transitioning to NG9-1-1 which relies on GIS data to quickly and accurately route emergency calls to the correct Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). This transition requires significant coordination with local data providers to aggregate the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) required datasets which consist of Address Points, Road Centerlines, PSAP Boundaries, Emergency Service Boundaries (Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical Services) and related Provisioning Boundaries. NENA has released and continues to author new standards for geospatial data supporting NG9-1-1. 1Spatial is monitoring such changes to ensure their NG9-1-1 rules pack is up to date with any new confirmed requirements. Montana will use these standards as a baseline for geospatial call routing and provisioning to Next Generation Core Services.

MSL is responsible for GIS coordination in Montana, including statewide geospatial datasets, services, and technology. Through coordination with all levels of public and private sector data partners, MSL collects, maintains, and disseminates statewide quality-controlled datasets and promotes the use of geospatial data to meet the needs of the citizens of Montana. MSL’s coordination of the required NG9-1-1 GIS data for the 53 PSAPs in Montana will play a critical role in the transition to a NG9-1-1 system for Montana.

“Montanans expect and deserve 21st century emergency response services,” said State Librarian, Jennie Stapp. “As Montana’s trusted leader in providing accurate information, we are proud to do our part to bring next generation 9-1-1 to Montana.”

1Spatial will provide implementation and training services for 1Integrate and 1Data Gateway in support of Montana’s NG9-1-1 buildout. The tools will provide validation of the data maintained by the State based on NENA’s NG9-1-1 schema requirements for attribute accuracy and completeness as well as to ensure the data meets the NG9-1-1 geospatial requirements. 1Spatial Inc. CEO, Sheila Steffenson observed. “We are very pleased to add Montana as our seventh Statewide NG9-1-1 Implementation. Further, we look forward to a long relationship with the State to fully deploy and support the NG9-1-1 buildout for usage both at the state and local level.”

About Montana State Library: The Montana State Library (MSL) helps all organizations, communities, and Montanans thrive through excellent library resources and serves the information needs of all branches of state government, its agencies, local counterparts, and individuals seeking information not found in their local libraries. GIS land information is a core informational need of Montana, and the State Library serves these needs with our Geographic Information Program. For more information about the Montana State Library, visit

About 1Spatial: 1Spatial is a software solutions provider and global leader in managing geospatial data. 1Spatial delivers value by enabling data to be current, complete, and consistent using automated processes. 1Spatial’s patented, rules-based approach delivers enterprise-scale, cross-platform, automation to all stages of the data lifecycle. Global clients include the public safety and emergency service community, utilities, telecommunications providers, national mapping agencies, census bureaus and transportation organizations. For more information visit


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1515 E 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59620
Michael Fashoway

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8614 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182-2278
United States