What is it?
The Campus Addressing project has been established to provide all KSU facilities with a locatable address. According to the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), every state building must be assigned a street address for insurance purposes.
There are three important reasons to make this change: 1) improving general public safety response, 2) meeting requirements for 911 dispatching services, and 3) using maps and navigation applications. The rapid advances in technology and the integration of this technology in providing a more accurate and timely response to emergencies has made it necessary to position KSU to take advantage of these systems.
Emergency first responders are trained to locate calls for service using street addresses. They rely on highly precise address information provided by computer-aided records systems that also support Global Positioning System (GPS) location assistance. This fact, coupled with the increases in cooperative governmental operations, clearly underscores the need to adopt this new method for addressing KSU buildings and departments.
Just as fire or emergency medical services units from other responding agencies may be unfamiliar with our campus, this project will also allow campus visitors to use precise, locatable addresses in their GPS devices. Other benefits will include improved post and parcel delivery as well as improved Geographical Information System (GIS) and mapping abilities.
Who will this affect?
All Kennesaw State University buildings and departments using the 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591 and the 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, Ga 30060 addresses will be affected. New mailing addresses and formats will be provided in attachments.