Automatic Location Identification. The automatic display of a subscriberâ€(tm)s telephone number, service address, position and supplementary information at a public safety answering point.
(AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION): A system capability that enables an automatic display of information defining a geographical location (e.g., a street address) of the telephone used to place the 9-1-1 call; this feature is available in Enhanced 9-1-1 systems.
A procedure for identifying the physical location from which an incoming call is made. Incoming calls are identified by the ANI number that is sent along the phone line, and this phone number is used to look up the address and other information provided to ALI database services by the phone companies. Usually used by, and restricted to, 911 services and other public safety agencies.