GIS assiting with special event planning

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One of the many benefits that a Geographic Information System (GIS)
can provide is the ability to keep data centralized so future updates
can be made frequently and with ease. At the Village of Morton Grove the
Police Department has decided take full advantage of the GIS to start
their planning early for one of the largest event of the year, the
Morton Grove Days Fourth of July Celebration. To the average spectator
this special event may seem easy to host but that is simply not the
case. The amount of planning that it takes for street closures, proper
police coverage, safe seating, etc. all require well thought out ideas
and eventually a few good maps.

Each year the Police Department implements a few new ideas that
they believe will help the event go smoother than it may have in the
previous year. But it was not until this year that they decided a map of
the event area and all of its parts could act as a great aide for the
new ideas that they are proposing to institute. The process simply
starts as a rough draft map on paper that eventually makes its way in
the computer as GIS data. Locations of police officers, music stages,
patron seating areas, etc. all become GIS data that are stored in one
centralized database in the computer. This data is then used in
combination with other existing GIS data to create a simple map
schematic of the event. Furthermore, the map is printed for review by
the Police Department and any changes that need to be made are as easy
as a few simple edits. Thus demonstrating how storing data in one
centralized location such as a GIS can improve time efficiency when
creating and updating maps for pre-planning purposes.

GIS assiting with special event planning

Blog_GISassitingwithspecialeventplanning.png

One of the many benefits that a Geographic Information System (GIS)
can provide is the ability to keep data centralized so future updates
can be made frequently and with ease. At the Village of Morton Grove the
Police Department has decided take full advantage of the GIS to start
their planning early for one of the largest event of the year, the
Morton Grove Days Fourth of July Celebration. To the average spectator
this special event may seem easy to host but that is simply not the
case. The amount of planning that it takes for street closures, proper
police coverage, safe seating, etc. all require well thought out ideas
and eventually a few good maps.

Each year the Police Department implements a few new ideas that
they believe will help the event go smoother than it may have in the
previous year. But it was not until this year that they decided a map of
the event area and all of its parts could act as a great aide for the
new ideas that they are proposing to institute. The process simply
starts as a rough draft map on paper that eventually makes its way in
the computer as GIS data. Locations of police officers, music stages,
patron seating areas, etc. all become GIS data that are stored in one
centralized database in the computer. This data is then used in
combination with other existing GIS data to create a simple map
schematic of the event. Furthermore, the map is printed for review by
the Police Department and any changes that need to be made are as easy
as a few simple edits. Thus demonstrating how storing data in one
centralized location such as a GIS can improve time efficiency when
creating and updating maps for pre-planning purposes.