Rely on MCH Geospatial Data When You Need to Protect People in Harm
All MCH databases are geospatially enabled. Accurate latitude and longitude coordinates are available as well as the degree of accuracy from rooftop, to street site, to streets for all points on the database.
Emergency services companies use MCH geospatial databases to locate captive populations. For example, during Hurricane Katrina, the need for accurate geocoding became abundantly clear. Emergency responders found it impossible to identify hospitals and nursing homes using standard mapping capabilities because the roads were covered with water. Viewing the sites’ geocoded points enabled them to “see” where the institutions were located.
Other companies that face stringent regulatory compliance regulations also use MCH geocoded databases. Utility and railroad companies are required to know who is in harm’s way and notify them quickly in the event of a natural gas explosion or train derailment.