Approximately 35% of all ambulance providers in the United States are run by a combination of private companies, non-profit organizations or hospitals that often lack access to the custom, locally-sourced GIS data available to government agencies. In the more rural areas of the country, the challenge is even greater since even governmental agencies lack quality, up-to-date map data for some of those regions. The government open data sites provide easier access to new map data, but it is a partial solution that comes with many limitations such as single city or county data or missing other essential details such as routing data.
TomTom and ADCi created a solution to get reliable, affordable, regularly updated map data into the hands of the emergency service professionals who work for small to mid-sized EMS providers. ADCi’s partner Code 3 Consulting helped the organization install TomTom data in the applications used by EMS providers.