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GeoComm Partners with what3words to Provide Enhanced Location Intelligence
what3words has divided the world into a grid of 10ft squares and given each square a unique combination of three random words: a what3words address. Using a what3words address gives callers a simple way to describe precisely where help is needed, allowing emergency call centers to dispatch resources directly to the scene. what3words has proven an important tool in allowing emergency services to locate callers and incidents in thousands of instances across the globe.
GeoComm Maps is a highly available, secure, cloud-native mapping application that combines local GIS, 9-1-1, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Responder Tracking, and trusted third-party data sources creating a public safety common operating picture for increased situational awareness. GeoComm Maps now provides telecommunicators and public safety responders with direct access to what3words for 9-1-1 caller locations, incident locations or any location on the map. This empowers telecommunicators with a three unique word combination representing 9-1-1 caller location which can be especially helpful when the location is distant from an exact known location such as in a large park, at the beach, at a campus or in an industrial area.
Chris Sheldrick, co-founder, and CEO of what3words adds, "Every month, people all around the world struggle to communicate their location to emergency services. This leads to crucial minutes and sometimes hours lost when trying to save lives. We're proud that what3words has become a well-used tool in the toolbox for emergency control room teams when pinpointing exactly where help is needed, and we're delighted that through this important partnership with GeoComm, more telecommunicators will have access to our technology than ever before."
"Every second counts in emergency response," stated Erik Loberg, Vice President of Vice President of Public Safety Applications. "With the integration of what3words into GeoComm Maps, Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs) are empowered with an enhanced tool to save more lives, and aids in delivering the right location data, on the right map, for the right people, at the right time."
You can learn more about the exciting integration of what3words into GeoComm Maps by attending our webinar on Thursday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Visit https://geocomm.com/