GIS quickly customizes maps to meet different departmental needs

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Summer provides the public with a wealth of opportunities to explore
their neighboring communities. Festivals, races, sidewalk sales and
parades are as abundant as the warm sunshine. While these special events
offer the chance to relax and have fun, they also create a lot of work
for those who are charged with managing them. Fortunately, GIS provides
staff members with an efficient way to track spatial data and customize
it to meet the needs of multiple departments. As an example, the
Village of Glencoe recently put GIS to use in its planning process for
the Fourth of July parade. The Village Manager’s office requested an
easy-to-understand map of the parade route to distribute to the
participants. The GIS specialist also added it to MapOffice™ Advanced,
which made the parade route available to any member of the Village
staff. As shown in the snapshot, MapOffice™ Advanced allows users to
view the parade route on a map or an aerial photo, depending upon their
needs. When a Public Safety supervisor saw the map, he was inspired to
request another special event map. This one displayed both courses and
all of the stations in the Glencoe Grand Prix bike race. Since the
parade route map met the size and design specifications of Public
Safety, the GIS specialist was able to quickly meet this new request by
switching out the necessary information. Finally, the Glencoe Grand Prix
plan was added into MapOffice™ Advanced so that Dispatch had a visual
reference to enhance its ability to communicate with people in the
field. Without GIS, the time and resources needed to create each of
these custom maps would have been cost-prohibitive.

GIS quickly customizes maps to meet different departmental needs

Blog_GISquicklycustomizesmaps.png

Summer provides the public with a wealth of opportunities to explore
their neighboring communities. Festivals, races, sidewalk sales and
parades are as abundant as the warm sunshine. While these special events
offer the chance to relax and have fun, they also create a lot of work
for those who are charged with managing them. Fortunately, GIS provides
staff members with an efficient way to track spatial data and customize
it to meet the needs of multiple departments. As an example, the
Village of Glencoe recently put GIS to use in its planning process for
the Fourth of July parade. The Village Manager’s office requested an
easy-to-understand map of the parade route to distribute to the
participants. The GIS specialist also added it to MapOffice™ Advanced,
which made the parade route available to any member of the Village
staff. As shown in the snapshot, MapOffice™ Advanced allows users to
view the parade route on a map or an aerial photo, depending upon their
needs. When a Public Safety supervisor saw the map, he was inspired to
request another special event map. This one displayed both courses and
all of the stations in the Glencoe Grand Prix bike race. Since the
parade route map met the size and design specifications of Public
Safety, the GIS specialist was able to quickly meet this new request by
switching out the necessary information. Finally, the Glencoe Grand Prix
plan was added into MapOffice™ Advanced so that Dispatch had a visual
reference to enhance its ability to communicate with people in the
field. Without GIS, the time and resources needed to create each of
these custom maps would have been cost-prohibitive.