NENA Standards, Requirements and Informational Documents

To join an active NENA Working Group that develops GIS standards and documents, refer to one of the following oversight committees to join (note that you do not need to be a NENA member):

Data Structures Committee

  • NG9-1-1 Data Flow
  • Schema Development
  • GIS Data Model for NG9-1-1
  • Civic Location Data Exchange Format (CLDXF)
  • Class of Service (COS

Data Management Committee

  • GIS Data Stewardship 
  • Location Validation Consistency 

The following are NENA documents available on-line that are related to, provide support for or are guidance on developing 9-1-1 and/or GIS data:  

Data Structures Documents

For exchange and interoperability of data, the following formatting guidance has been standardized. 

NENA Standard for NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model (NENA-STA-006.1-2018)

NG9-1-1 Civic Location Data Exchange Format (CLDXF) Standard (NENA-STA-004.1-2014)

Legacy Data Formats for ALI, MSAG & GIS Standard (NENA 02-010 v9; 2011)


Data Management Documents

Provide guidance on how GIS Data should be developed for an used by Next Generation 9-1-1 applications and functions.

NENA Standards for the Provisioning and Maintenance of GIS Data to ECRF and LVFs (NENA-STA-005.1-2017)

Next Generation 9-1-1 Data Management Requirements (NENA-REQ-002.1-2016)

Development of Site/Structure Address Point GIS Data for 9-1-1 Informational Document (NENA-INF-014.1-2015)

GIS Data Collection and Maintenance Standards (NENA 02-014 v1; 2007)

Synchronizing GIS with MSAG & ALI Informational Document (NENA 71-501 v1; 2009)


NENA Standards

The i3 architecture here serves as the foundational document upon which Next Generation 9-1-1 in the U.S. is based. 

Main NENA Standards Page

NENA i3 Solution (NENA-STA-010.2-2016)


NENA Registry System

As outlined in the NENA Registry System Standard (NENA-STA-008), these lists represent the current acceptable values that should be used to established consistency in Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS data (additional values can be proposed). The following will be of particular interest to GIS practitioners: 

Street Name Pre Types and Street Name Post Types

Street Name Pre Type Separators 


Administrative Documents

Defines the terminology and outlines the organization's structure and documentation approval process used by NENA.

ADM-000.21-2017 NENA Master Glossary of 9-1-1 Terminology

ADM-001.2-2015 NENA Development Group Organizational Structure

ADM-002.3-2015 NENA Document Development and Approval Process