After joining the GIS Consortium in May 2013, a primary goal of the
Village of Glen Ellyn, IL was to provide their residents with an online
solution for increasing local government transparency. Based on a
combination of existing information and a quickly implemented data
development initiative, the village was able to rapidly and successfully
deploy the GIS Consortium’s interactive mapping application, MapOffice
™, on their community website. MapOffice ™ allows users to view
information related to properties, which includes zoning, voting,
assessed property value, and services provided by the Village in an easy
and intuitive way.
MapOffice ™ provides a resource to residents that can be accessed
easily by visiting the Village website (http://www.glenellyn.org/). It
also increases transparency between local government and its residents,
leading to increased staff efficiency as community departments are now
spending less time answering calls from the public and more time on
their daily workflows.