GPS data used, but 911 addressing plan on hold – journalpatriotBy
This news article on implementation of a GPS-based emergency response-focused addressing plan demonstrates some of the challenges to allocating addresses in a semi-rural area of North Carolina. There are pre-existing laws concerning naming of streets and roads which require a minimum number of homes, public hearings, and of course the expense of installing road signs. The interplay of GPS with physical addressing, especially in a very hilly area that has been occupied for over 200 hundred years, makes for unique challenges.
GPS data used, but 911 addressing plan on hold – journalpatriot: News: countywide 911 addressing project, wilkes communications center, global positioning system data, wilkes county commissioners, gps data used, but 911 addressing plan on hold.