To complete a countywide assessment of existing 911 GIS data and modify existing GIS data to meet the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council’s statewide model and Next Generation 911 (NG911) standards.
Midland GIS Solutions was selected by Doniphan County, Kansas to assess, amend, and verify the county’s digital 911 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 911 (NG911) system that will ultimately be part of a nationwide 911 data system being developed by Homeland Security. NG911 brings a consistent data model for 911 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 911 address ranging and jurisdiction data to their MSAG (Master Street Address Guide) as well as to their existing, countywide 911 addresses. Likewise, all of the addresses in the county were reviewed, placed, amended, and defined to meet the Kansas 911 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 NG911 system.
Detailed training and multiple assessments and reviews were needed 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 911 Coordinating Committee. Research from fire district ordinances at the county level, to US Post Office issues at the state and national levels were employed to provide the county with an accurate, and consistent, digital 911 data set for their emergency response applications.