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GPS Devices, Online Mapping Errors
Do GPS devices and computer mapping programs show your home or business in the wrong place?  Is your address missing completely from their pick-list?  Do they provide a wrong address?  Please don’t blame Centre County 911 or Centre County GIS for these errors.  The problem is with the device and the map makers who create & distribute information for these companies.  There are many independent companies making Apps, maps or devices such as Garmin, TomTom, Magellan, Rand McNally IntelliRoute, Bushnell, Raymarine, DeLorme, Apple, Android, Bing, Nokia, Yahoo, MapQuest, Google etc.
 
How do they work?  The U.S. Government provides GPS coordinates and the Private or Independent companies provide maps & routes.  The two merged together provide navigation.
 
We want you to know and understand, Centre County 911 cannot correct these independent map/route errors on consumer devices.  In addition, by law, 911 is not permitted to share their 911 information. 911 data is used inter-department and with law enforcement agencies only. If your utility company, GPS provider or other business tells you that your address is not 911 verified, they are misreporting. Unfortunately, we do not know where they get their information or who they use to verify an address.

If you want peace of mind before any emergency service address (911 address) with us. We can help you determine if there are obstacles preventing responders locating you such as, poor or no signage, vanity signs indicated a false road name, homes not visible from the road, poor lighting etc.  You can verify with us either by email:  or by phoning 814-355-6800.