Wednesday, May 18, 2005

WSJ: Cellphone Calls to 911 Go Unlocated

An unacceptably high number of mobile calls to emergency response operators are failing to provide accurate or useful location information, according a report in The Wall Street Journal. Despite FCC requirements more than a decade old, emergency operators in major U.S. cities are finding that many calls lack useful latitude and longitude data. Reasons given for the problems include urban density, geography, topography or poor implentation of GPS.

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