Responding to non addressed locations

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The Village of Oak Brook’s fire department keeps a comprehensive map
of the village which incorporates all features they deem necessary for
fire emergency response and planning. Included in this map are things
such as fire hydrants, high pressure gas lines, highway mile markers,
and many other features that assist them while responding to emergency
situations. The most recent feature that they have requested is a full
layout of all three golf courses in the village. This is a necessary
element on the map because while responding to calls on a golf course
people often refer to which hole they are on, or the fire department may
need to know where the nearest high pressure water source is in the
event of a fire. Having set layouts and plans for possible emergencies
is what allows the fire department to do their job quickly and
effectively.

The image displayed is of Butterfield Country Club, which is not
incorporated in the village. Because of their overall lack of knowledge
and layout of the course, the fire department requested that all
features, especially hole locations and high pressure water sources be
mapped. By using aerial photography and having a couple of meetings with
the golf course superintendent, I was able to create all of the
features seen in the image from scratch. The fire department is now able
to quickly reference where every hole is located, what obstacles may be
in their way, and where to connect their hoses in the event of a fire.
This is all being done with the goal of eventually incorporating this
data into our interactive mapping service, MapOffice™ Advanced, so that
they will have interactive access to this data while in their rigs on
location.

Responding to non addressed locations

Blog_Responding_to_non_addressed_locations.png

The Village of Oak Brook’s fire department keeps a comprehensive map
of the village which incorporates all features they deem necessary for
fire emergency response and planning. Included in this map are things
such as fire hydrants, high pressure gas lines, highway mile markers,
and many other features that assist them while responding to emergency
situations. The most recent feature that they have requested is a full
layout of all three golf courses in the village. This is a necessary
element on the map because while responding to calls on a golf course
people often refer to which hole they are on, or the fire department may
need to know where the nearest high pressure water source is in the
event of a fire. Having set layouts and plans for possible emergencies
is what allows the fire department to do their job quickly and
effectively.

The image displayed is of Butterfield Country Club, which is not
incorporated in the village. Because of their overall lack of knowledge
and layout of the course, the fire department requested that all
features, especially hole locations and high pressure water sources be
mapped. By using aerial photography and having a couple of meetings with
the golf course superintendent, I was able to create all of the
features seen in the image from scratch. The fire department is now able
to quickly reference where every hole is located, what obstacles may be
in their way, and where to connect their hoses in the event of a fire.
This is all being done with the goal of eventually incorporating this
data into our interactive mapping service, MapOffice™ Advanced, so that
they will have interactive access to this data while in their rigs on
location.