Organzing landscaping workflow

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The Village of Wheeling is responsible for the landscaping and upkeep
for various public areas throughout the village limits. There are
roughly 160 different areas ranging from village owned property such as
village hall, to areas along streets such as right-of-ways and
cul-de-sacs. Each year the village bids out the job and provides a large
map for reference. This map contains numbers that represent locations
detailed in an accompanying document. The document provides basic
location information, a description, and the type of services needed in
that area i.e. mowing or landscaping. The village asked the GIS
department to simplify the process and provide an updated product to be
given to any company bidding on the project.

For this particular project, a map book was created to provide the
best combination of location and attribute information. Each map page
corresponds to a section of the village that needs to be maintained
referenced in the document that is given out. Every page contains an
aerial image with the specific area outlined as well as a smaller map to
show where the specific area is in relation to the rest of the village.
The pages also contain the attribute information for each location such
as the class, location ID, address or relative location, and a brief
description. The pages are provided in standard PDF format for ease of
use.

By converting the project from a large map and an accompanying
document to a map book, the entire process has been simplified. The
workers in the field no longer have to cross-reference a document to a
large map to determine what needs to be done in a specific location, all
the information is provided directly on the map book page. Because the
maps are standard letter size, they can be easily transported in a
binder or reprinted if there is a change or a page is lost. By using
GIS, the village is able to provide more accurate and legible
information to any company that provides landscaping and mowing services
for all village owned properties.

Organzing landscaping workflow

Blog_Organzing_landscaping_workflow.jpg

The Village of Wheeling is responsible for the landscaping and upkeep
for various public areas throughout the village limits. There are
roughly 160 different areas ranging from village owned property such as
village hall, to areas along streets such as right-of-ways and
cul-de-sacs. Each year the village bids out the job and provides a large
map for reference. This map contains numbers that represent locations
detailed in an accompanying document. The document provides basic
location information, a description, and the type of services needed in
that area i.e. mowing or landscaping. The village asked the GIS
department to simplify the process and provide an updated product to be
given to any company bidding on the project.

For this particular project, a map book was created to provide the
best combination of location and attribute information. Each map page
corresponds to a section of the village that needs to be maintained
referenced in the document that is given out. Every page contains an
aerial image with the specific area outlined as well as a smaller map to
show where the specific area is in relation to the rest of the village.
The pages also contain the attribute information for each location such
as the class, location ID, address or relative location, and a brief
description. The pages are provided in standard PDF format for ease of
use.

By converting the project from a large map and an accompanying
document to a map book, the entire process has been simplified. The
workers in the field no longer have to cross-reference a document to a
large map to determine what needs to be done in a specific location, all
the information is provided directly on the map book page. Because the
maps are standard letter size, they can be easily transported in a
binder or reprinted if there is a change or a page is lost. By using
GIS, the village is able to provide more accurate and legible
information to any company that provides landscaping and mowing services
for all village owned properties.