Intergraph Partners with Copenhagen Fire Brigade and National Survey and Cadastre to Bring 1-1-2 Mobile App to Citizens

Intergraph technology will allow the public to report the exact position of accidents and other incidents from mobile devices.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 02, 2012

The Copenhagen Fire Brigade, and the National Survey and Cadastre (KMS - Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen) have partnered with Intergraph Corporation to develop a 1-1-2 mobile app for citizens who need to report an emergency. Financing the effort is TrygFonden, a national foundation that supports and promotes life-saving initiatives.

Denmark is home to more than 5.5 million people. To respond to 1-1-2 calls throughout Denmark the agencies are using geographical data provided by KMS. The new app will integrate this information and make it available on mobile devices for faster emergency response. Location data from the app will be sent to one of two 1-1-2 control rooms for resource allocation and dispatch.

This agreement grew from an existing relationship between Intergraph and the National Survey and Cadastre (KMS) that use Intergraph’s geospatial software for map and cadaster production and Copenhagen Fire Brigade that use Intergraph’s geospatial software to locate 1-1-2 callers.

The mobile app serves as a supplement to traditional 1-1-2 calling, and positions Intergraph as a frontrunner in the mobile GIS market.

”Geographic information is useful in improving workflow efficiency and providing better services for citizens. By making that information available in the 1-1-2 app, we make it easier for people to call for help,” says Søren Reeberg Nielsen, Director at Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen. “This is a concrete benefit that will impact people nationwide.”

Until now, 1-1-2 calls from mobile devices could identify only a rough location of the applicable cell tower – typically within several 100 meters. The new app will be able to locate the caller within a few meters, with no need for a nearby street name.

“Easy access to 1-1-2 dispatch is essential to maintaining public confidence, and providing fast and effective emergency response,” said John Graham, President, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. “Intergraph’s integrated technologies add another dimension to the nation’s 1-1-2 capabilities.”

Intergraph is the leading global provider of public safety emergency incident response, reporting, analysis, and records management solutions. Intergraph Public Safety & Security solutions protect 1 in 12 people in the world.


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About Copenhagen Fire Brigade
Copenhagen Fire Brigade has to be at the forefront of development when it comes to future preparedness and being a formidable co-player in Copenhagen Municipality's vision of a robust municipality. Our goal is to be the municipality’s centre of knowledge in the field of preparedness and safety. Copenhagen Fire Brigade is an autonomous institution under the umbrella of Copenhagen Municipality. With 500 fire and ambulance personnel, 35 employees in the preventative division and 150 employees in the administration and service divisions, it is Denmark’s largest municipal fire brigade. Copenhagen is an exciting and bustling city. The Metro, Ørestad and the city’s old buildings, worthy of preservation, are all crucial aspects of the Fire Brigade’s work. Therefore, our emergency preparedness is constantly being adapted. We develop and purchase new equipment and train our personnel so that they are able to handle even the most difficult rescue tasks. This also places special demands on the organisation of the fire brigade – it must be dynamic and adaptable – so that we are at the cutting edge in terms of function and effectiveness at all times. Copenhagen Fire Brigade is in a state of preparedness 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and our core services include the Alarm and Control Room, Fire Prevention, Civil Contingency Planning, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service and Transportation of Patients. Copenhagen Fire Brigade also performs a number of other inspection and security tasks: Callouts to automatic fire alarm activations, callouts to municipal burglar alarm activations, various types of assistance in the field of 24-hour care and administration in Copenhagen Municipality. For more information, visit http://www.brand.kk.dk.

About National Survey and Cadastre
The National Survey and Cadastre (KMS - Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen) ensures that geographical information about land and sea is collected, quality checked and made accessible on the internet. Information such as the location of roads, houses, lakes and streams or what the landscape looks like and where boundaries are located. This information is used by public authorities in connection with climate protection, the provision of mobile access to data, information services to citizens and by the Police and emergency services when carrying out their tasks. KMS’s largest customer is the Ministry of Defense. KMS houses the Centre of Expertise for Spatial Information for the Ministry of the Environment and thus plays a central role in the organising of the use of shared public data which forms the foundation for a more efficient and modern public sector. Accurate and precise data are required by public administrators and the Ministry of Defense. As a consequence KMS regularly carries out land surveys and aerial photography of the country. KMS is responsible for the nation-wide digital registration of land. The Cadastral Register is part of what you might call a “property system” which makes it possible to determine who owns the property in question and where it is located. KMS is responsible for the planning of and production of nautical charts of the waters surrounding Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland, just as KMS also represents Denmark internationally within the field of geographical information. KMS employs approximately 300 people and has its headquarters in Copenhagen. KMS is a public corporation which was established on the 1st of January 1989. Since the Elections held in November 2001, KMS has been a part of the Ministry of the Environment. KMS is the national authority for Spatial Data Infrastructure, surveying, mapping, and cadastral and chartered surveyor administration. KMS’s responsibilities are defined in the Act on the National Survey and Cadastre, the Infrastructure for Spatial Information Act, the Act on Subdivision and other Registrations in the Cadastre, and the Land Surveyors Act. National Survey and Cadastre has a legal obligation to ensure a cohesive cross-agency Spatial Data Infrastructure that supports the public administration and public sector activities. For more information, visit http://www.kms.dk.

About TrygFonden
Trygfonden (TryghedsGruppen s.m.b.a) works to make Denmark a safer place to be. Our mission is to inspire everyone in Denmark to take responsibility for their own safety as well as that of others. Our efforts are non-profit and our core areas include safety, health and wellbeing. We support action-oriented, knowledge-based projects that contribute to an increased sense of safety locally and nationally. These projects range widely, from first aid courses over nationwide projects involving professionally competent collaborators to large-scale research projects. In 2011, the TrygFonden divides DKK 500 million between hundreds of projects. TrygFonden gives priority to action-oriented projects that relate to the everyday lives of Danes, long-range solutions, research, documentation, and professionally qualified partners. TrygFonden is part of TryghedsGruppen, a company whose purpose is to generate greater safety through investments, including investments in non-profit activities. For more information, visit http://www.trygfonden.dk.