GIS supporting parking needs

Blog_GIS_supporting_parking_needs.pngVillag​e employees continually review their current parking layouts
within active business districts so they are confident that they are
providing their residents with the best services possible. If the
village does not provide ample parking within shopping sectors of town,
it can easily fall victim to decreasing consumerism and complaints from
business employees who need a long-term location to park while they are
at work.

The Geographic Information System (GIS) Department of the Village of
Glencoe has began to utilize its valuable resources to map out the
current parking lot and space layouts in order to create a base for
analyzing future parking plans. By using the aerial photography that the
village purchased in the past and other resources, the GIS Specialist
was able to make out most of the street parking spaces and parking lot
layouts. The ability to quickly access accurate aerial photography and
use it in-house is allowing for the majority of the parking inventory
model to be done without going to the field. From there, all of
discernable spaces were then drawn into a geographic database. Once all
of the data for the parking model is created, field survey maps will be
generated to depict the current parking layout. These maps will be used
to identify parking lot, space, and street parking designations. Once
completed, this will allow village officials to activity review, plan,
and make proposed parking improvements within the village based on
highly accurate data. The completed model will also allow staff to
review statistical data including total number of permit spaces,
handicapped spaces, and other regulated lots and spaces.

GIS will be able to provide new maps that detailed the alternate
parking layout proposals. These proposals can be used by the village to
make decisions demonstrating how GIS can be utilized within local
government. The ultimate goal of this program is to use GIS technology
to help answer valuable questions related to the services that the
village provides for its residents and visitors.

GIS supporting parking needs

Blog_GIS_supporting_parking_needs.pngVillag​e employees continually review their current parking layouts
within active business districts so they are confident that they are
providing their residents with the best services possible. If the
village does not provide ample parking within shopping sectors of town,
it can easily fall victim to decreasing consumerism and complaints from
business employees who need a long-term location to park while they are
at work.

The Geographic Information System (GIS) Department of the Village of
Glencoe has began to utilize its valuable resources to map out the
current parking lot and space layouts in order to create a base for
analyzing future parking plans. By using the aerial photography that the
village purchased in the past and other resources, the GIS Specialist
was able to make out most of the street parking spaces and parking lot
layouts. The ability to quickly access accurate aerial photography and
use it in-house is allowing for the majority of the parking inventory
model to be done without going to the field. From there, all of
discernable spaces were then drawn into a geographic database. Once all
of the data for the parking model is created, field survey maps will be
generated to depict the current parking layout. These maps will be used
to identify parking lot, space, and street parking designations. Once
completed, this will allow village officials to activity review, plan,
and make proposed parking improvements within the village based on
highly accurate data. The completed model will also allow staff to
review statistical data including total number of permit spaces,
handicapped spaces, and other regulated lots and spaces.

GIS will be able to provide new maps that detailed the alternate
parking layout proposals. These proposals can be used by the village to
make decisions demonstrating how GIS can be utilized within local
government. The ultimate goal of this program is to use GIS technology
to help answer valuable questions related to the services that the
village provides for its residents and visitors.