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NYS ITS GIS Program Office

Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse

9-1-1 Emergency Service Boundaries and Computer Aided Dispatching Program

Program Objective

The 9-1-1 GIS Emergency Service Boundaries (ESB) and Computer Aided Dispatching (CAD) Program creates and maintains consistent, standardized GIS boundary data for use in 9-1-1 dispatching in New York State, as well as GIS related support for CAD through the New York State Police.

ESB Pilot Project

As a natural extension of the Street and Address Maintenance (SAM) Program, the GIS Program Office is embarking on a project to assemble a consistent, statewide layer of Public Service Answering Points (PSAP) and Emergency Service Boundaries built to NENA standards.  These GIS layers are required for NG9-1-1.  Centralizing the build through a cooperative effort between the counties and the state will give the best and most efficient result for all.  We will pilot the project with Albany County and also reach out to other counties with existing data.  Building on what we learn, we will continue to expand the effort with the goal to eventually cover the entire state.  The data will be made available to the counties as well as state agencies for communications planning and other public safety activities.  If you have questions or would like to learn more about the project, please contact Rodger Coryell at 518-242-5048.

New York State Police GIS and CAD/AVL

This Program coordinates GIS, CAD and Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) within the New York State Police (NYSP).  The NYSP uses GIS in multiple aspects of its operations from search and rescue, to environmental disaster response, to exhibits for criminal prosecution.  This program also supports CAD and AVL systems used in NYSP units hosted by counties throughout New York State.  These CAD deployments have GIS components to display events and the location of other public safety assets in the area via Global Positioning Systems (GPS).  The unit also provides 9-1-1 support to NYSP's PSAP's throughout the state.  For questions or more information, please contact Gerald Engstrom at 518-485-8921.