Johnson County Commission Wants E911 Data Done Sooner

Johnson County Commission Wants E911 Data Done Sooner

Johnson County GIS/Mapping Specialist and Planner Jim Waller has been working on completing data layers for mapping on county parcels but the county has noticed issues with E911 information and inaccuracies involving the dispatch center at the Justice Center.

The dispatch center does not have accurate information due to incomplete data layers that the county's computers are relying on to show locations from 911 calls throughout the county.

Although Waller has been working to complete mapping for the county as well as a number of other tasks, it is a time-consuming process. The county is wanting the 911 data layer done as soon as possible so the 911 system in the dispatch center has the most accurate information possible to aid emergency responders.

Commissioner Jim Hicks explained some of the problems at their last meeting, saying the system has issues with the three major cell phone carriers that have inaccuracies as well, but even when their information is accurate, once it is in the county's system it can become an issue due to inaccuracies with the county's data.

The commissioners discussed the possibility of hiring an outside company to complete the data for the E911 system.

The commissioners asked Waller to look into getting the RFPs (Requests For Proposals).

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