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Stephens County E-911 to get upgrade soon

DUNCAN, Okla_Stephens County's E-911 mapping system will soon be brought to its mandated standard and the City of Duncan could follow suit.

In Monday's commissioners' meeting commissioners approved hiring Spatial Data Research to make a list of how the mapping project should be improved to be considered usable for E-911 purposes. E-911, or enhanced 911, is used to link emergency callers with the appropriate public resource by locating the source of the call.

County E-911 Director Mark Suson said after examining the counties current mapping system they found it didn't meet standards. He says since 2011 the county and city has been working with Visual Lease, a company that specializes in mapping for oil needs. The maps created through E-911 programs are used by various agencies, from post offices to telephone companies to emergency services, such as fire departments. He says Spatial Data Research, a 911 mapping company, will be able address current issues and determine how they can be resolved.

Marlow Police Chief Jimmy Williams attended the meeting to find out more about Spatial Data Research and what it will be doing with the county and said the Marlow E-911 program might enlist the help of the company as well.

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