By Bill Peters, NENA Treasurer


NENA Documents up for Public Review: Standard Data Formats for E911 Data Exchange & Mapping, and Information Document for Location Validation Function Consistency

Comments on the below documents are due by 12AM EST on April 20, 2018. Contact the NENA Committee Resource Manager ( ) with any questions.

The NENA Standard Data Formats for E911 Data Exchange & GIS Mapping sets forth NENA standard formats for Automatic Location Identification (ALI) data exchange between Service Providers and Data Base Management System Providers, a GIS data model, a Data Dictionary, and formats for data exchange between the ALI Database and PSAP Controller equipment. The reason for revising this document is to add additional legacy Classes of Service (CoS), standardized use of Service Descriptions in the Customer Name/Service field, and specify the recommended CoS information in Section 19 and the recommended Service Descriptions in Section 20.

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The NENA Information Document for Location Validation Function Consistency builds upon the specifications provided in NENASTA010 related to the Location Validation Function (LVF) and the Location to Service Translation (LoST) protocol. As there is room for interpretation within these documents, the goal of this informational document is to outline recommendations that LVF stakeholders, including operators, implementers, Geographic Information System (GIS) personnel and LVF clients can follow to help ensure responses to LoST queries to different LVFs are consistent. It also provides recommendations for LVF client systems as to how the recommendations for the responses can be utilized and provides operational guidance to the stakeholders listed above.

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President                            Karl Hatton        

Vice President                   Lora Ueland       

Exec Council Rep              Sheryl Mullen   

Secretary                             Katy Myers        

APCO Treasurer                Richard Kirton   

NENA Treasurer               Bill Peters           

East Side Ambassador    Jay Atwood       

West Side Ambassador Tim Martindale

Commercial Rep               Dana Hanford   

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