West Virginia selects BAE SYSTEMS to provide digital mapping services

West Virginia selects BAE SYSTEMS to provide digital mapping services

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The State of West Virginia has selected BAE SYSTEMS to develop and implement a statewide digital mapping system that will assist public safety officials and emergency response personnel. The system will include aerial photography for the development of digital maps and a computerized geographic information system (GIS) that will be integrated with Enhanced 911 services, state and local government agencies, telephone companies, the U.S. Postal Service and public utility systems. The project is the one of the first in the country that integrates geospatial mapping and E911 at the statewide level and could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts nationwide. BAE SYSTEMS Mission Solutions will implement the state-of-the-art system using the GPS, airborne GPS and digital aerial photography. The system will also provide the West Virginia Statewide Addressing and Mapping Board with a high quality digital image of the entire state and will have the capability to assign a standard city-style address to every identifiable structure.

The West Virginia Statewide Addressing and Mapping Board (WVSAMB) was created to provide city-style addresses for the large rural areas of the state of West Virginia. The project will ensure that rural areas of the state are accorded access to the same level of prompt and accurate emergency service as urban areas. WVSAMB is employing the latest digital mapping, global positioning, wireless telecommunications and geographic information systems technologies to complete the project.

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