Places to eat in Norridge

​Since 1994, the Estelle Sieb Center in Norridge has, among other
things, held classes and meetings for local communities in law
enforcement, fire protection, etc…Typically, these classes can last all
day, requiring the attendees to find a place for lunch. In the past, the
center would have a few old maps or a village employee would mention a
few places in the area. The village wanted to create an updated map that
could be distributed to all attendees that would show the locations of
restaurants in the village as well as a few near by in Chicago. The
village asked the GIS department to put together a map showing up to
date restaurant locations.

By using a current business license list and employee input, an 11” x
17” map was created. The map shows approximately 35 restaurants near
the Estelle Sieb Center that would be convenient for lunch. Each
restaurant is represented by a number that then corresponds with a
restaurant name in the legend. This allows for a large number of points
to be displayed in small area without having to worry about squeezing
text into the map. Because the map is printed on 11” x 17” paper, it can
be easily distributed and carried around.

With the old outdated restaurant map at the Estelle Sieb Center,
there were issues with people attempting to go to restaurants that were
closed. By having an updated map, the attendees could choose a location
and not worry about wasting too much time. Because the map was created
in GIS, each time a restaurant opens or closes, the changes can be made
to the map quickly, which allows the map to be distributed as quickly as
possible. This allows the attendee to enjoy their lunch break before
getting back to their class.

Places to eat in Norridge

​Since 1994, the Estelle Sieb Center in Norridge has, among other
things, held classes and meetings for local communities in law
enforcement, fire protection, etc…Typically, these classes can last all
day, requiring the attendees to find a place for lunch. In the past, the
center would have a few old maps or a village employee would mention a
few places in the area. The village wanted to create an updated map that
could be distributed to all attendees that would show the locations of
restaurants in the village as well as a few near by in Chicago. The
village asked the GIS department to put together a map showing up to
date restaurant locations.

By using a current business license list and employee input, an 11” x
17” map was created. The map shows approximately 35 restaurants near
the Estelle Sieb Center that would be convenient for lunch. Each
restaurant is represented by a number that then corresponds with a
restaurant name in the legend. This allows for a large number of points
to be displayed in small area without having to worry about squeezing
text into the map. Because the map is printed on 11” x 17” paper, it can
be easily distributed and carried around.

With the old outdated restaurant map at the Estelle Sieb Center,
there were issues with people attempting to go to restaurants that were
closed. By having an updated map, the attendees could choose a location
and not worry about wasting too much time. Because the map was created
in GIS, each time a restaurant opens or closes, the changes can be made
to the map quickly, which allows the map to be distributed as quickly as
possible. This allows the attendee to enjoy their lunch break before
getting back to their class.