The conference-for GIS professionals, addressing coordinators, 9-1-1 and emergency response specialists -will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 16-18, 2010.
Des Plaines, IL - URISA and the National Emergency Number Association are
accepting abstract submissions for the 2010 URISA/NENA Addressing
Conference. The conference-for GIS professionals, addressing
coordinators, 9-1-1 and emergency response specialists -will take place
in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 16-18, 2010.
The conference is developed through abstracts submitted through a Call for
Presentations. The Conference Committee, comprised of URISA and NENA members,
reviews all of the abstracts received by the deadline date, and organizes the
educational sessions according to those abstracts. The Committee has specified
three program tracks for the conference, and they are each described
Adventures in Addressing
The development and maintenance of an understandable and consistent
addressing system is a complex process. Addresses are used for locating a home,
mail delivery, utilities, voting, allocation of local, state, and federal funds,
and emergency response. It is one thing if the pizza delivery has difficulty
locating an address, but with emergency response a life may be on the line.
Disparate addressing practices, poor address quality, funding, and lack of
understanding all lead to poor addressing. This track will outline key issues,
solutions, and best practices related to good addressing, while sharing
insights, tips, and lessons learned.
E-911: It's All About Location
Accurate locations are paramount to getting the right emergency responders
to the correct location in a quick and efficient manner. Errors and
discrepancies exist in all data and must be minimized for public safety and
emergency response. The same data used by 9-1-1 and emergency response can be
used by many others throughout the enterprise. This track will showcase lessons
learned and best practices for addressing for public safety and is usable by
Addressing Strategies for Success
Many public and private entities can benefit from a well-conceived
addressing system that involves cooperation, sharing of resources, and forming
alliances. The addressing system must be easily understood, accepted and used by
everyone. Any successful addressing system must include the cooperation of all
stakeholders and the United States Postal Service (USPS). A strong maintenance
program is also essential for maintaining the integrity of the addressing
system. This track will cover case studies, best practice solutions, and
training for the establishment and maintenance of a successful addressing
A review committee of NENA and URISA members will organize an educational
program based on the abstracts submitted through the Call for Presentations.
Abstract submissions will be accepted until February 18, 2010.
The link directly to the Call for Presentations is:
About NENA – The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) is The Voice
of 9-1-1 . Now celebrating its 25th Year, NENA was established to promote
implementation and awareness of 9-1-1 as North America’s universal emergency
number. NENA has grown to become the leading professional non-profit
organization dedicated solely to 9-1-1 emergency communications issues. For more
information, visit www.nena.org
About URISA - The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
(URISA) is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes
the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information
technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems.
URISA is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of
the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas. For
more information, visit www.urisa.org
Abstracts Sought for 2010 URISA/NENA Addressing Conference
January 12, 2010