MOUNT VERNON — Finding locations in emergency situations will soon be improved, thanks in part to a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation, Map Department supervisor Scott Snider said Thursday morning in a meeting with the county board of commissioners. The state has been encouraging Ohio counties to have location-based response system surveys done on a road-by-road, house-by-house basis in order to improve county mapping of addresses in order to accurately find locations during 9-1-1 emergencies.
“Right now, we have about a 90 percent accuracy on 9-1-1 calls,” Snider said, “This should get us to 98 percent or better.”
Snider said that the LBRS survey company will drive every road in the county, mapping the center line of every road with the same G.I.S. technology the county uses for mapping. The surveyors will also plot the location of each address in relation to the road, going door to door if necessary, in condominiums and apartment buildings.