Hillsborough County, Florida 9-1-1 Administation
Selects GeoPointsSQL© Developed by International Computer Works using
MapInfo Professional and Microsoft SQL Server
ICW’s GeoPointsSQL, which is powered by MapInfo Professional, MapInfo’s flagship desktop mapping product and Microsoft’s SQL Server, provides the tools necessary to create and maintain a database which will serve multiple agencies. Janet Hollingshead from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said, ”We are looking forward to the use of an address point file created in GeoPointsSQL for deployment with our Computer Aided Dispatch System to assist in responding to emergency calls for service. Having a database that provides X,Y coordinates of a location will also help us locate calls received from cell phones. The accuracy this database can bring to the emergency responders will be great.”
Ira Pyles, Operations Manager for the Hillsborough County 9-1-1 Administration said, ”The database that we build with GeoPointsSQL will be a valuable resource for numerous agencies in our county ranging from Emergency Management to the School District.” Pyles continued, ”Whether you are responding to a man made or natural disaster that threatens the lives and property of citizens or attempting to identify the residential location for ballot selection of a registered voter, the GeoPointsSQL database will provide immeasurable service.”
“As the manager of the Land Technicians who work with these tools to build the actual database, the GeoPointsSQL application in conjunction with MapInfo Professional will provide the ease-of-use and reliability in data production and maintenance that we have been seeking. At the end of the day these features will make this project worthwhile,” offered Kevin Howe, Senior Manager Streets and Addressing Unit.
ICW first introduced GeoPointsSQL in October of 2003 with an award resulting in the collaborative efforts of the Hillsborough County 9-1-1 Administration and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
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