Comment: Although this article does not come out and say it directly, the Memphis effort appears driven by the State of Tennessee's desire to implement Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) statewide; a system that simply will not work without a highly accurate geospatial database that is shared. And what's happening in Tennessee is the tip of the iceberg of what is beginning to take place all across the U.S.A., to include a similar effort currently underway in Minnesota. Behind it all is the need to ensure 911 systems of the future will be able to effectively manage emerging communication technologies ranging from multi-media messaging to video.
On a related side note, the URISA/National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Addressing Conference will be held in Memphis on August 6-9, 2012. An event which is certain to turn anyone into....a hunka, hunka burning love.....
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