An analysis of emergency management agencies gis data for planning 9-1-1 services for the border counties of the lower Rio Grande Valley
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Texas 9-1-1 entities collect data that can be used to gain knowledge on 9-1-1 call patterns and trends. It is ideal to know these issues too efficiently maximize monies appropriated to local emergency management agencies. This research will analyze 9-1-1 calls and two police departments calls for service using Geographic Information Science (GIS). This information provided by multiple emergency management agencies to better plan 9-1-1 services in the border counties of the Rio Grande Valley. The data that was used is recorded daily by these agencies. Many emergency management organizations keep their own GIS data in-house and they need to be analyzed with 9-1-1 data. Analyzing various GIS databases can yield better results, in finding correlation within each dataset, hotspots and inadequate data collection. These results can then be used by the organizations that contributed the data and shared to all stakeholders.