GeoComm to participate in the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 9-1-1 Standards and Best Practices Conference and Critical Issues Forum

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Next week marks the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 9-1-1 Standards and Best Practices Conference and Critical Issues Forum. GeoComm's Brooks Shannon and Karl Larsen are excited to participate in both events as attendees and session presenters.

The NENA 9-1-1 Standards and Best Practices conference will be held October 9-12 in Columbus, Ohio. This interactive event is focused on improving Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) performance and shaping the future of 9-1-1 systems.

At this event, Brooks Shannon, who is active in several NENA workgroups and the NENA Industry Collaboration Events (ICE), will co-present at several breakout sessions. The sessions include: Defining & Planning for Spatial Interface Layer Replication, Defining Map Services in NG9-1-1, and Improving Accuracy & Consistency in Location Validation. Karl Larsen, who is also active in NENA workgroups and ICE events, will also be co-presenting on Understanding & Defining Additional Data Interfaces in NG9-1-1. These sessions are aimed at increasing attendees' understanding of how they can create high performance NG9-1-1 environments.

The NENA Critical Issues Forum takes place immediately afterwards on October 12-13 also in Columbus, Ohio. This forum is focused on cybersecurity and PSAP leadership in an NG9-1-1 environment, two of 9-1-1's hottest topics. Brooks will also present at this conference, explaining the Mission Critical Role GIS will play in NG9-1-1.

Both of these attendee-driven conferences are aimed at examining and charting the future path of 9-1-1. As more regions and states implement NG9-1-1 systems, these conferences focus on learning NG9-1-1 system best practices and understanding the hottest topics to consider when implementing them.

About GeoComm:
GeoComm, Inc. was founded in 1995 to provide county governments with turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services. Over the subsequent 20 years, the company has grown to serve more than 12,000 dispatchers in 800 emergency 9-1-1 call centers in the United States, helping to keep more than 84 million people safe. Today, GeoComm has a national reputation as a leading provider of geographic information and communication systems for 9-1-1. The company's systems route emergency calls to the appropriate call center, map the caller's location on call taker or dispatcher maps, and guide emergency responders to the scene of the incident on mobile displays within police, fire and ambulance vehicles. To learn more about GeoComm, please visit

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