GIS supports annual property review

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Local communities are constantly changing in order to meet the vast
array of shifting that occurs within the economy. If the economy is
going strong then many new businesses may start to pop up on every
corner. More importantly, when the economy is doing poorly, many
businesses may close up shop leaving many vacant and available
properties. Because municipalities need these businesses to survive, it
is important that they monitor what is happening on the ground level in
order to better understand how these changes can affect the community’s
generation of revenue.

At the Village of Morton Grove, they have been tracking the changes
of available properties for the past five years in order to keep a
watchful eye on what is happening. More recently they have decided to
leverage the use of their Geographic Information System (GIS) in order
to map out where these available properties were located throughout
town. Not only would this give the village a good understanding on what
business sectors might be struggling, it would also allow them to
identify if any trends have been occurring over these five years. All of
the data that was originally stored in word documents was migrated into
GIS and given a geographical location based on address. This way the
data could come to life on a map making it easier for the Economic
Developer to understand what is happening in the community. From there,
it will be up to them to try and fix the problem by advertising
available space or possibly look to redesign an area to make it more
attractive for potential business owners. Overall, although GIS won’t be
solving the problem, it is simple to see that GIS can help to make
tabular data come to life and thus provide a good visual representation
of what is occurring within the community.

GIS supports annual property review

Blog__supportsannualpropertyreview.png

Local communities are constantly changing in order to meet the vast
array of shifting that occurs within the economy. If the economy is
going strong then many new businesses may start to pop up on every
corner. More importantly, when the economy is doing poorly, many
businesses may close up shop leaving many vacant and available
properties. Because municipalities need these businesses to survive, it
is important that they monitor what is happening on the ground level in
order to better understand how these changes can affect the community’s
generation of revenue.

At the Village of Morton Grove, they have been tracking the changes
of available properties for the past five years in order to keep a
watchful eye on what is happening. More recently they have decided to
leverage the use of their Geographic Information System (GIS) in order
to map out where these available properties were located throughout
town. Not only would this give the village a good understanding on what
business sectors might be struggling, it would also allow them to
identify if any trends have been occurring over these five years. All of
the data that was originally stored in word documents was migrated into
GIS and given a geographical location based on address. This way the
data could come to life on a map making it easier for the Economic
Developer to understand what is happening in the community. From there,
it will be up to them to try and fix the problem by advertising
available space or possibly look to redesign an area to make it more
attractive for potential business owners. Overall, although GIS won’t be
solving the problem, it is simple to see that GIS can help to make
tabular data come to life and thus provide a good visual representation
of what is occurring within the community.