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"1Spatial’s technology enables our NG9-1-1 geospatial data to be in a consistent, standardized format and validated via a uniform set of rules so that everybody is ‘singing from the same sheet of music'. That becomes critical when integrating data from 80 different jurisdictions. Our goal as a state is not to centralize data validations for the individual jurisdictions. Rather, we want to empower them to do so themselves by providing a robust and intuitive set of tools, and we are supporting them in doing that. We want the localities doing that work so that when the data gets to us for loading into our NGCS, it’s a streamlined process with clean data."

Jonathan Duran Arkansas Geographic Information Office Deputy Director

Key Benefits: 

  • Enables the State to provide the locals with a user-friendly
    portal for data validation which produces a geospatial report identifying the issues and their exact location. The local entity can then download the report and bring it into their system of choice for data cleanup, making the process much easier and more efficient.
  • Provides the State with a dashboard to monitor how the locals are progressing over time (e.g. to show if their data is improving or declining) so the State can further support those who are struggling. The State can also see if particular validation rules are causing the majority of user issues, enabling the State to provide further guidance/education on those particular requirements.

The Arkansas 911 Board is responsible for the planning, operation, and implementation of the statewide NG9-1-1 Service, as well as the distribution of funds for the maintenance and improvement of the system. In 2020, they began searching for tools to support their transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). NG9-1-1 aims to improve emergency response times, enhance public safety, and better meet the needs of a technologically advanced society.

The Arkansas 911 Board chose to bring in a vendor for the State NG9-1-1 Implementation instead of building an in-house system.
The Board wanted Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to govern their own data, eliminating the need to delegate quality assurance and control responsibilities to the Arkansas GIS Office.
After a competitive bid process, 1Spatial’s Public Safety NG9-1-1 Enterprise Solution was selected. It was chosen for its ability to deliver the required functionality within a few months, in addition to its flexibility to support other data initiatives.

The State of Arkansas

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