At one time, Ohio was spending an estimated $80 million to $100 million on digital mapping activities. Not anymore. By deciding to build one set of highly accurate, unified map data that can be used across all levels of government, Ohio as virtually eliminated redundant spending on mapping, and staff efficiency has increased as much as 70 percent in some cases.
The key is to use field-verified data collection – a process pioneered by DDTi and embraced by the State of Ohio in an ongoing initiative called Ohio’s Location Based Response System (LBRS).
Ohio’s LBRS data is so accurate that it has been lauded by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a “best practice” in its 2011 Transportation for the Nation strategic plan. It has also put Ohio in a position to be well ahead of the pack in complying with Next Generation 911 efforts.
In addition, having pinpoint-accurate, consistently updated, easily accessible map data at the state’s fingertips has enhanced Ohio’s economic development efforts, improved sales tax collection, facilitated school and voting district determination, and so much more. The best part is the state doesn’t have to foot the bill for building or maintaining the system. The locals handle that.
After all, with the skyrocketing accuracy and reliability of Ohio’s map data, emergency responders can more quickly locate those in need of assistance – saving lives in time-critical situations. And having better map data has also yielded millions in additional federal safety dollars for the state of Ohio since more local crash locations can be precisely identified now.
For more information about Ohio’s LBRS – and what building one could do for your state – click here to request a copy of the white paper, The underlying problem with 9-1-1: Rescuers can’t help citizens if they can’t locate them. How Ohio found a solution by building a better map.
DDTi helped make Ohio’s LBRS so pinpoint accurate. And accuracy matters. Every time. Everywhere. In every situation. To learn what DDTi could do to help your state, click here or call us toll-free at 1.888.800.4003. Your citizens will thank you.