4th of July Fireworks planning

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The Village of Winnetka, IL hosts numerous special events throughout
the year, including a fireworks display during the Fourth of July
holiday weekend. These types of events require the involvement and
coordination of several village departments, including Public Works and
the Police Department, and, often, outside agencies, such as the
Winnetka Park District. To help improve the coordination and planning
efforts between each group, the GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
department developed several map products to assist with transferring
event information more efficiently.

There were two maps that were developed for the firework display: one
for the Police Department that highlighted the officer posting
locations for the event, along with various traffic control policies
that were implemented to assist with crowd control, and one for the
Public Works Department that displays temporary “no parking” sign
placements used to support traffic control efforts. Using these map
products provided all those involved with the same, geographically-based
template for planning the event, which allowed for a more efficient
distribution of resources and transfer of information between agencies
during fireworks display.

4th of July Fireworks planning

Blog_4thofJulyFireworksplanning.jpg

The Village of Winnetka, IL hosts numerous special events throughout
the year, including a fireworks display during the Fourth of July
holiday weekend. These types of events require the involvement and
coordination of several village departments, including Public Works and
the Police Department, and, often, outside agencies, such as the
Winnetka Park District. To help improve the coordination and planning
efforts between each group, the GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
department developed several map products to assist with transferring
event information more efficiently.

There were two maps that were developed for the firework display: one
for the Police Department that highlighted the officer posting
locations for the event, along with various traffic control policies
that were implemented to assist with crowd control, and one for the
Public Works Department that displays temporary “no parking” sign
placements used to support traffic control efforts. Using these map
products provided all those involved with the same, geographically-based
template for planning the event, which allowed for a more efficient
distribution of resources and transfer of information between agencies
during fireworks display.