CAL FIRE Selects GTG to Assist with Major Review and Updates to Deliver Better Public Safety

CAL FIRE Selects GTG to Assist with Major Review and Updates to Deliver Better Public Safety

by Amanda Clark | February 2nd, 2018 | GIS Services,SafeCityGIS

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Geographic Technologies Group® (GTG®) is pleased to announce that The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has selected the firm to perform a major review and upgrades to the quality of their GIS street centerline data. The review and ensuing changes will ensure accurate location information, that the proper resources are dispatched and tracked, and routing is as efficient as possible. CAL FIRE will also improve their GIS statewide maps to identify the location of CAL FIRE equipment and resources.

The improvements will enhance both emergency response and public safety, improving response time and location accuracy. GTG will help to integrate numerous administrative data sets, map geometry, feature attributes, and map symbology.

GTG will evaluate the quality of HERE data in terms of vehicle routing, road names, address ranges, and speed. Additionally, GTG will develop detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for various functions to maintain an accurate, standardized, and routable roads data layer.

Seven (7) major areas that GTG will address for each unit include:

  1. Improve routing accuracy
  2. Update existing roadway layers (geometry and database information)
  3. Bring all unit maps to a state standard
  4. Detect and correct map inconsistencies
  5. Data validation
  6. Identify history of areas that produce the most requests for service
  7. Assist with boundary polygon changes and improvements

“We are thrilled that CAL FIRE has selected us to assist them in improving their GIS datasets and capabilities, said Matt McLamb, CTO at GTG.” “We are certain that the end product will lead to increased efficiency, accuracy, and response times for public safety needs.”

About Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG):

GTG is a full-service local government GIS consulting company offering specialized experience in the planning, design, implementation, and procurement of geo-technologies.  GTG has unmatched technical GIS capabilities, demonstrated successes, international experience, and a reputation for successfully implementing the right solutions. GTG develops GIS products that spatially enable various enterprise solutions and integrates an organization's IT investment via a common interface. GTG also offers stand-alone products for land management, public safety, public access, touch screen technology, and utilities.

GTG has more than 700 clients located throughout North America and Europe and serves all levels of government as well as the private sector. To support our clients, GTG maintains offices located across the United States with Headquarters in North Carolina.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. at 888-757-4222 or you can access our website at