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A Shared Services Model

Program staffing, services, and infrastructure costs are shared across all member communities.

Standards Based

A standard model for organizing local government data unifies all member communities.

Shared Intellectual Property

All intellectual property developed by the GIS Consortium belongs to its member communities.

About Us

The GIS Consortium is an organization of Chicago-area communities unified by a common goal: to share resources, information, staffing, and technology so that municipalities can optimize the value of geographic information systems (GIS).

MISSION

To reduce the cost and risk of GIS for small- and medium-sized communities.

VISION

To create value for our membership through collaboration, sharing, and smart solutions.

VALUES

  • Put Residents First
  • Specialize and Partner
  • Make It Happen
  • Constant Innovation
  • People Drive Success

What People Say About the GIS Consortium

Don Wenzel

“The use of the GIS Specialist has freed up a lot of valuable staff time that is now taking care of duties that have been neglected for the last several years.”

Don WenzelInternal Services Superintendent, City of Rolling Meadows
Mark Binkerd

“While the ESRI tools provide an excellent tool set to develop GIS solutions they do not offer an off the shelf GIS solution.  The GIS Consortium provides its members with an off the shelf GIS solution that is rich in content and support and is constantly evolving with new functionality.”

Mark BinkerdInformation Technology Manager, Village of Glen Ellyn
Jody Ruiz

“The RC would truly struggle without GIS. We use it everyday (all day) for quick access to determine if a resident is within incorporated Glenview, if a streetlight is maintained by the Village, and if they have water and/or sewer with us. During this past snow storm, with a click of a button, we were able to determine if Glenview plows a specific street and what plow section it is. GIS recently added the sidewalk snow plowing routes which also allows us to determine if it is a public or private snow route.  It has greatly improved our communication with Public Works since we can provide them with accurate requests through work orders. I would STRONGLY recommend all municipalities to join because it will enhance your customer service and day-to-day operations. Also the GIS employees have always been fantastic to work with!”

Jody RuizResolution Center Supervisor, Village of Glenview
Debi Lubbat

“We have utilized GIS for many property tax analyses and no project has been too big or too small, they always understand the requested task, provide options and deliver on time!”

Debi LubbatAdministrative Services Manager, Village of Glenview