Mapping For Washington Parish Dispatchers


Below: A populated GeoLynx screen showing the receipt of a wired Enhanced 9-1-1 call and plotting the address from which that call was placed (      ).  Note the main screen has zoomed in to a much closer level to show street name detail. Also note the red arrow in the Overview Map (upper right) for context. Also note the "Misc. Info" box (lower right) now contains data about this address (Latitude/longitude and side of street)  



BELOW:   A GeoLynx main screen with a GIS data layer containing digital orthoquad (DOQ) photos (aerial photos) of the jurisdiction. The "MAP INSET" feature has also been activated showing a SUPER ZOOM of a given area.



BELOW:  This screen depicts a MANUALLY ENTERED address, indicated by a greenas opposed to the red for an E9-1-1 ALI automatically plotted address. This means the address being plotted did NOT come with or from an E9-1-1 call. Rather, the operator typed it in. While doing so, the "address completion prompt" () provides an opportunity to "fill out the address" automatically from the pop down menu.  


BELOW:  This screen depicts the plotting of a wired E9-1-1 call and the subsequent activation of the AutoFax capability of GeoLynx. With 1 click on the "AutoFax" button, the dialogue box pops up showing it's ready to fax this map to the Law, Fire or EMS responder for that address (based on its ESN), along with the complete ALI data and "added remarks". The same dialogue box is also used to fax the map/ALI data to recipients in the system's "Fax # Speed Call List", or it can be used to direct dial any other fax machine in the world.  Maps for any area covered can be faxed, they don't have to show only E911 caller locations.







BELOW:  This is the ImageLynx screen via which any stored graphic file (either a still photo or a graphics image such as a blueprint, or even a video clip) that is tied to the address being plotted can also be displayed.  


BELOW: This is a wireless E9-1-1 Phase 1 screen.  Based on the ALI data sent with the Phase 1 wireless 911 call, GeoLynx plots the cell tower location, and the approximate coverage area of either the whole tower (if it is a rural omni-directional tower) or the sector of a tower (usually 1/3 of a circle) through which that call was initiated.   


BELOW:  This screen is the "ESNs in this cell sector" tool via which the 911 operator can narrow down the specific location and who the responders should be for a Phase 1 call from anywhere within a given cell sector.  


BELOW:  This GeoLynx screen shows the location of a wireless E911 Phase 2 caller to within not more than a couple hundred feet. Note the "stick man" figure is also shown on the OVERVIEW MAP to provide the 911 operator with some context of where in the jurisdiction the "zoomed in" location on the main map is located. Note also that the street address closest to the Phase 2 "stick man" icon is also shown in the MISC. INFO box lower right.