California County will use DATAMARK VEP to perform GIS validation

SALINAS, Calif., October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DATA MARKPublic Safety Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team Michael Baker Internationalwas selected by Monterey County Emergency Communications to provide validation software to support the regional geospatial data quality control process. As part of this contract, Monterey County will use DATAMARK’s flexible and scalable validation tool, VEP (Validate-Edit-Provision), to perform regular quality control of GIS data used to support the County Dispatch System.

“The team of Monterey County is the state leader not only in advocating for the entire industry of 9-1-1, but also in the best practices of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1 ) “, said Robert Murphy, Associate Vice President of Business Development at DATAMARK. “We are already building on our partnership with Monterey County to deploy enhanced GIS data workflows that will set the standard for maintaining high quality public safety GIS.”

Monterey County The emergency communications center serves a population of over 400,000 people and is committed to serving as a vital link between members of the public and local public safety agencies.

“Our team was looking for a customizable solution that was robust, easy to use, and designed to meet the needs of NG9-1-1,” said Lee Ann MagoskiDirector of Emergency Communications for Monterey County. “We chose DATAMARK for its state-of-the-art software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution and the team’s personalized service beyond what other vendors offer. The highly skilled team of GIS experts and DATAMARK’s 9-1-1 provides the support we’ve been looking for in a vendor partner as we tackle the complex challenges of managing GIS data for NG9-1-1.”

DATAMARK’s proven data correction process leverages its cloud-native VEP to ensure data meets National Emergency Number Association (NENA) standards. GIS data is used to support mission-critical public safety systems, including NG9-1-1, call-handling systems, computer-aided dispatch, and automatic vehicle location systems. DATAMARK’s VEP solution gives users the ability to run validations as often as they need and supports complex implementation patterns.

As trusted public safety advisors, DATA MARK brings comprehensive, hands-on expertise in police, fire, EMS, and 9-1-1 leadership roles to next-generation 9-1-1 transitions. The DATAMARK team leads the industry in shaping rules and legislation, and creating a suite of products and services that ensure accurate emergency response location data in life-saving situations. DATAMARK enables its team and partners to foster relationships of trust and cultivate data integrity for informed decision-making. DATAMARK, Michael Baker International’s public safety GIS team, has decades of proven experience in critical government addressing projects. The team works with clients to solve their complex needs, from data quality checks and addressing to workflow analysis and more. Learn more about the company at and follow DATAMARK on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services spanning four distinct verticals: infrastructure, design-build services, federal programs and services, and consulting and technology solutions (CTS). The firm’s practices encompass all facets of infrastructure, including design and civil engineering for various bridge, highway, water, rail and transit and aviation projects , as well as planning, architecture, environment, construction and program management. For more than 80 years, the company has been a trusted partner for its customers, providing comprehensive services and solutions, offering expertise and quality, and embracing emerging technologies and the latest innovations – such as intelligent transport, technical models and public safety software as a service (SaaS).

The company’s more than 3,500 employees in nearly 100 locations are committed to making a difference for customers and communities through a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement while reinventing Michael Baker to to become a full-service engineering and consulting company within the next five years.

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