MOUNT VERNON — The extensive collection of information necessary to allow Knox County to join the state of Ohio’s Location Based Response System, is complete ahead of schedule.
Scott Snider of the Knox County Maps Department told members of the Knox County 9-1-1 Board on Wednesday he was pleased with the work of the Columbus firm, Digital Data Technologies Inc., which was responsible for recording every address in the county.
Two-person teams drove every public and private road in the county, recording every posted address, and collecting information including details regarding structures, roads, intersections, landmarks and bridges.
All of the information gathered will be used in a new mapping system for the county which should improve the accuracy of the information provided to emergency services responding to an emergency.
Snider said the teams determined there are now 1,405 miles in the county.
The DDTI report also said there are currently 20,574 single family homes, 957 trailers, 2,064 apartments, and 1,876 commercial structures which includes churches, schools and businesses.
The teams found 354 addresses which were out of sequence, a potentially confusing situation for first responders. By including details of the out-of-sequence addresses and 667 more structures without any known address, the new mapping system will provide valuable information to 9-1-1 dispatchers who need to direct emergency services to those locations.