The purpose of the Next Generation 911 (NG911) Committee is to advise the Statewide Emergency Communications Board on all matters relating to uniform 911 network design characteristics and policies and procedures to ensure Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) interoperability across the state using open architecture and implementation of a coordinated statewide Next Generation 911 plan. The NG911 Committee will plan the migration to, use of, and maintenance for the statewide NG911 system.
To learn more about NG911 go to the 911 Program
page on the ECN website.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project
The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will collaborate to create a more modern 9-1-1 system entitled Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). Through the use of geospatial data, emergency personnel will more accurately pinpoint where emergencies occur allowing for quicker responses – and the potential to save more lives. Accurate geospatial data will also allow 9-1-1 calls from any device to be routed to the correct 9-1-1 call center with the appropriate law enforcement, fire and medical responder information represented on their map display.
MnGeo’s role includes coordinating the development, aggregation, standardization, quality assurance and maintenance of geospatial data for NG9-1-1. The Next Generation team will work closely with authoritative sources (City, County, Tribal, Regional, State, and Federal) to create a program to gather and create mechanisms to maintain required data, such as streets, address points, and emergency response and community boundaries. MnGeo will also collect other beneficial data including the location of railroads and public places (schools, churches, landmarks). These datasets will be validated for accuracy and completeness prior to being coalesced into seamless statewide datasets that will be used to support 9-1-1 call routing, location validation and emergency response in NG9-1-1.
To learn more about the GIS program go to the GIS Information
page on the ECN website.
The NG911 Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month. Meeting materials must be submitted to the committee coordinator no later than eight days prior to the meeting.
Minutes will be posted when they approved by the board. Minutes are reviewed during the meeting immediately following any meeting of the board for which minutes are taken; e.g., minutes taken for the May meeting will be posted in June, and minutes taken for the June meeting will be posted in July.
February Agenda and Materials
2016 Meeting Materials Archive
January 2016 minutes (to be posted upon approval)
January 2016 Meeting Materials
Past Years Archived Meeting Materials