GIS assisting with the annual street patching program

Blog_GISassistingwiththeannualstreetpatchingprogram.pngAlthough a Geographic Information System (GIS) is quite
sophisticated, there are often times when its power is only needed to
perform simple tasks. New to the Village of Morton Grove Public Works
Department is the use of GIS to help map out all locations in town that
are slated for street patching. While many streets get selected each
year for a complete overhaul and resurface, many streets only require a
few temporary patches to keep them off the list of failed streets for
the year. Moreover, while locating an entire street segment that is
selected for resurfacing may be easy, it is the pinpointing of where
each specific street patch is set to occur that is harder to place.

For this reason alone the Public Works Department decided to use GIS
to assist mapping out their street patching program for the current
year. The program started by supplying the GIS Department with all of
the locations that were proposed to be patched for the current year with
plans to adjust these locations based on budgeting constraints and
further field review. Because the base of GIS contains centralized data
that is easy to edit, any submitted changes that were submitted during
the patching program could easily be corrected followed by the
generation of new maps. It is with this ease of data manipulation and
new map creation that details while GIS can save time and money even on
the simple tasks. Additionally, the labor of this project has now
created data that can be archived for the future should anyone decide to
inquire about a specific street patch that occurred this year.

GIS assisting with the annual street patching program

Blog_GISassistingwiththeannualstreetpatchingprogram.pngAlthough a Geographic Information System (GIS) is quite
sophisticated, there are often times when its power is only needed to
perform simple tasks. New to the Village of Morton Grove Public Works
Department is the use of GIS to help map out all locations in town that
are slated for street patching. While many streets get selected each
year for a complete overhaul and resurface, many streets only require a
few temporary patches to keep them off the list of failed streets for
the year. Moreover, while locating an entire street segment that is
selected for resurfacing may be easy, it is the pinpointing of where
each specific street patch is set to occur that is harder to place.

For this reason alone the Public Works Department decided to use GIS
to assist mapping out their street patching program for the current
year. The program started by supplying the GIS Department with all of
the locations that were proposed to be patched for the current year with
plans to adjust these locations based on budgeting constraints and
further field review. Because the base of GIS contains centralized data
that is easy to edit, any submitted changes that were submitted during
the patching program could easily be corrected followed by the
generation of new maps. It is with this ease of data manipulation and
new map creation that details while GIS can save time and money even on
the simple tasks. Additionally, the labor of this project has now
created data that can be archived for the future should anyone decide to
inquire about a specific street patch that occurred this year.