GIS supports special event planning

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Many communities often use GIS in one way or another to help plan out
events, whether it is as simple as a basic street map or as detailed as
a full site plan for a community’s annual taste event. In June, the
City of Lake Forest came upon a unique opportunity and GIS was able to
help.

Home to a number of golf courses, the City has begun examining the
feasibility of hosting the PGA Tour, specifically at the Conway Farms
Golf Course. The GIS Staff created numerous maps for Public Works and
City Hall that showed zoning, surrounding communities and buffer zones,
all of which were overlaying aerial images. The primary purpose for
these was to locate areas of interest around the golf course that could
provide parking and transportation for attendees. Further analysis is
expected once city staff review their options, but initial review shows
that the golf course has good surrounding features to accommodate the
event.

Having a visual aid is always helpful when planning an event,
especially when you can call out specific features that help with
decision making. Though it can look simple at first glance, aerial
imagery with GIS overlays always proves to be very beneficial to
communities that are working to find the best opportunities solutions
and for their events.

GIS supports special event planning

Blog_GISsupportsspecial.bmp

Many communities often use GIS in one way or another to help plan out
events, whether it is as simple as a basic street map or as detailed as
a full site plan for a community’s annual taste event. In June, the
City of Lake Forest came upon a unique opportunity and GIS was able to
help.

Home to a number of golf courses, the City has begun examining the
feasibility of hosting the PGA Tour, specifically at the Conway Farms
Golf Course. The GIS Staff created numerous maps for Public Works and
City Hall that showed zoning, surrounding communities and buffer zones,
all of which were overlaying aerial images. The primary purpose for
these was to locate areas of interest around the golf course that could
provide parking and transportation for attendees. Further analysis is
expected once city staff review their options, but initial review shows
that the golf course has good surrounding features to accommodate the
event.

Having a visual aid is always helpful when planning an event,
especially when you can call out specific features that help with
decision making. Though it can look simple at first glance, aerial
imagery with GIS overlays always proves to be very beneficial to
communities that are working to find the best opportunities solutions
and for their events.