More-accurate location information can help call takers pinpoint 9-1-1 calls from mobile phones. But it is only half of the equation. Daniel Biagé explains the importance of advanced call handling features to emergency response efforts.
Most public safety answering points (PSAPs) are aware that Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) solutions will bring more precise location capabilities to a call taker’s desktop. Detailed geographic information system (GIS) data and sophisticated visual mapping applications will give call takers new visibility into each caller’s exact location. Combined with device-based location data for calls made with wireless phones, call takers will have a variety of information sources that will help pinpoint the location of all callers.