GPS for 911 calls

Martin Lefkowitz lefko at
Mon Mar 5 19:09:58 CET 2007

There is an IETF group (BOF?) looking into this.  802.11k and v are also 
trying to provide some solutions, but they are uncoordinated as far as I 
know.  IMHO it needs to be an IETF solution because of the converged 
devices that are cropping up.  I'm not sure anyone has lifted their 
heads out of -- the sand -- yet on this though.


> Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 15:17:03 +0000 From: Ian Stirling 
> <openmoko at> Subject: To: Michael Welter 
> <mike at> Cc: community at Message-ID: 
> <45EC346F.4030208 at> Content-Type: text/plain; 
> charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Michael Welter wrote:
>> > What is the protocol for sending the GPS coordinates to the 911 dispatcher?
>> > 
> I don't think there is one protocol.
> Unfortunately, I suspect a 'say GPS coordinates' button on the 911 
> screen may be the most compatible way.

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