Hardin County Now Up to State Standards

Columbus, OH- Digital Data Technologies, Inc. (DDTI®), successfully completed another Location Based Response System (LBRS) road centerline and addressing data project in Hardin County, Ohio.

The State of Ohio's LBRS initiative, led by the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP), was designed to improve the state's overall road inventory, including the identification of unreported roads and update of municipal road inventories- a task outside the realm of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Establishing this LBRS data provides for more detailed local map data that can oftentimes introduce additional roadway safety funding opportunities. The data collection process will also enable government agencies to clean and update existing address databases.

In addition to ongoing funding opportunities, the LBRS-grade data provides immediate benefits to Hardin County's 9-1-1 system by enabling dispatchers to accurately map wireline, and potentially, wireless calls to 9-1-1.

"Thanks to DDTI's accuracy we will now be able to confidently map incoming 9-1-1 calls, and in turn reduce response time," said Hardin County GIS Coordinator Tim Mayle. DDTI simulated a 9-1-1 call from every wireline record in the Telco database to proactively ensure that calls will locate properly in dispatch.

"Because the standards for collecting LBRS-grade data are so high, field verification- driving every road and capturing this information in person- really is the only way to approach this kind of project," said DDTI Project Manager Tony Collura. "We covered 1,055 miles- including about 22 miles outside the county for ODOT and emergency routing purposes- and collected 14,210 addresses in Hardin County."

Company protocol entails the collection of additional county asset information that can impact emergency vehicle routing, including one-way restrictions, traffic control devices, railroad crossings, speed limits, school zones, and bridge and culvert locations.

Digital Data Technologies, Inc., is a premier full-service vendor specializing in the creation and dissemination of Geographical Information Systems data that aid in the accurate location of wireline and wireless calls. To learn more about LBRS or for more information on how DDTI can assist with an LBRS project, call toll free 1-888-800-4003 or email e911solutions@ddti.net.