GIS layers offer staff information at the click of a button

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This month, Lake Forest staff were presented with a new format for
accessing GIS data, as well as PDF maps for printing use. The new setup
uses a shared, read-only folder that is hosted on the GIS server, and
contains layer files for most of the City’s GIS data.

The benefit that layer files offer to employees is they do not need
to spend time color coding data or labeling GIS data, nor do they need
to worry about being able to find the data’s location. The layers will
also be symbolized, in most cases, the same as the layers that are found
in MapOffice™ Advanced. By displaying data similarly, users will be
able to find what they are looking for faster since they will be
accustomed to the map’s layout and color schemes.

In addition to offering individual layer files, the shared folder
will also contain a new version of a commonly used ArcMap document,
which will use the layer files to display data. This new document will
save time and be more efficient than previous methods because the data
contained in the map will be linked to active data, thus it will be as
up to date as possible, and will reflect any edits that are made by the
GIS staff.

GIS layers offer staff information at the click of a button

Blog_GIS_layers_offer_staff_information.png

This month, Lake Forest staff were presented with a new format for
accessing GIS data, as well as PDF maps for printing use. The new setup
uses a shared, read-only folder that is hosted on the GIS server, and
contains layer files for most of the City’s GIS data.

The benefit that layer files offer to employees is they do not need
to spend time color coding data or labeling GIS data, nor do they need
to worry about being able to find the data’s location. The layers will
also be symbolized, in most cases, the same as the layers that are found
in MapOffice™ Advanced. By displaying data similarly, users will be
able to find what they are looking for faster since they will be
accustomed to the map’s layout and color schemes.

In addition to offering individual layer files, the shared folder
will also contain a new version of a commonly used ArcMap document,
which will use the layer files to display data. This new document will
save time and be more efficient than previous methods because the data
contained in the map will be linked to active data, thus it will be as
up to date as possible, and will reflect any edits that are made by the
GIS staff.