Although Geographic Information System (GIS) are used to store and
retrieve data often times in a highly complex fashion, they also provide
a medium for map simple production. A special event map is a regular
request of GIS professionals and can be generated in a relatively short
time frame with good communication between the event coordinators and
the map maker.
Because the Village of Riverside has invested in a GIS program, they
are able to create many graphic products to support their day-to-day
business and community events such as the Riverside Arts Fair, Farmer’s
Market, and race events. These products provide a shared perspective and
help organize efforts for event staff and attendees alike.