04/10/10 133 W - + 3 - 4 Durham Emergency Responders Use 3-D Image Technology

WRAL reports on technology now being used by the Durham Emergency Communications Center to create three-dimensional aerial images of a caller's exact location. The software is named Pictometry and offers a detailed map and as many as 12 different angles of any property, building, highway, or other feature in Durham County. For example, dispatchers can guide firefighters on the locations of electrical wires or other obstacles to scene access. The software was funded through the state chapter of the Emergency Number Association, which received a federal appropriate to implement same. The remaining cost of installation is being funded through a 911 surcharge added by the center. Read the story. Or the longer press release. Cool stuff, such the company's fire department application. Wonder if Durham's installation includes same?

Raleigh is in the process of getting this software as well.
911 guy - 04/11/10 - 15:45

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