Indoor maps and location accuracy are important parts of the public safety ecosystem as we expand the need for information to assist first responders in understanding where they are. The major cellular carriers are now providing not only X and Y location information, but also Z-axis data. The Z-axis information provided on the DataStream comes into the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) as a Height Above Ellipsoid (HAE) or Uncompensated Barometric Pressure (UBP). Unfortunately, this information coming in is content without context. Understanding the relationship of what the HAE is, and the translation from height above terrain or floor in an indoor map will be explored.
Keri Brennan, GISP, ENP is a Product Manager for Public Safety GIS Content and Mapping with GeoComm. Keri has almost 30 years of GIS experience as a consultant, trainer, and product manager with focus in providing solutions to local, state, and federal governments, especially in the areas of land records, utilities, and public safety. A deep-seated desire to ensure that GIS solutions are easy and accessible to all users is a passion for Keri, who is very active in the GIS and Geospatial communities, including being Past-President of URISA, and a member of the faculty for both URISA and NENA education groups. Keri received her GISP certification in 2004 and her ENP in 2020.
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