The Village of Skokie’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Team has
been hard at work developing tools to increase productivity and simplify
employee’s workflows related to geographic data. Through MapOffice™
Advanced, a customized web mapping application, Village employees have
many tools aimed at extracting tabular data using geographic contents.
This new tool, the Water Main Isolation Tool, is aimed at providing
Village water maintenance crews the ability to find all water valves
connected to a section of water main. Water crews can now simply click
on a water main and find all connected valves eliminating field work and
research. This in turn will save not only time, but also water during a
main break which can become very messy during the winter months. In
addition to showing connected valves, the tool documents affected water
hydrants, which have importance if a fire were to break out in the
vicinity during a main break.
Village water crews are very excited to use this new tool as they had
said many good things during a demonstration last week. New tools are
routinely published in MapOffice™ Advanced on a monthly basis.