The Forest Guide is a special instance of a LoST server. It is part of the LoST (Location-to-Service Translation) Protocol (RFC 5222) query process and allows client functional elements to discover call routing information outside of its domain (typically their ESInet or state level ECRF/LVF).
Forest Guide Operator
The organization selected by the Forest Guide Sponsoring Entity to deploy and operate a national Forest Guide.
Forest Guide Sponsoring Entity
The organization(s) that provides oversight and financing for a national Forest Guide.
Private Forest Guide Replica
An instance of the Forest Guide that is generally limited in access to entities that contribute coverage areas.
Public Forest Guide Replica
An instance of a Forest Guide that is accessible to any authorized entity.
Relevant NENA Documents
- NENA-INF-009, Requirements for a National Forest Guide Information Document
- NENA-STA-005, NENA Standards for the Provisioning and Maintenance of GIS data to ECRFs and LVFs