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9-1-1 Mapping

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and location accuracy are critical components for locating a 9-1-1 emergency caller quickly and efficiently. GIS data is used in all 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) today for map displays, call routing and address verification. As 9-1-1 transitions into the future and uses new technology for locating a 9-1-1 caller, it is crucial that the location of the caller is correct and accurate. The 9-1-1 Program continues to partner with local, state and federal partners as well as industry leaders to develop, maintain and support quality GIS location data.  

The 9-1-1 Program is committed to consistency, improvement and compliance in matters related to Oregon’s 9-1-1 mapping systems. The program’s Geographic Information System (GIS) staff lead statewide coordination efforts in the following areas:

  • Standards Involvement in national data standards efforts (National Emergency Number Association - NENA, Federal Geographic Data Committee - FGDC)
  • Incorporation of industry standards into Oregon 9-1-1 mapping efforts
  • Communication Coordination with other state and local government stakeholders
  • Facilitates data-sharing requests between stakeholders
  • Planning Development and maintenance of a statewide 9-1-1 GIS Plan
  • Financial Administration of the Program’s GIS/Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) Reimbursement Policy
  • Coordination of all contracts and Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) related to mapping efforts
  • Review of all mapping reimbursement requests