Every year the Village of Schiller Park, IL provides snow removal services to its residents that are unable to remove snow themselves. These services are done through outside contractors working for the village and some of the services include snow removal of a resident’s driveway, pathway or sidewalk. All of the services offered are separate costs for each occurrence. With over 100 applicants each year the Village of Schiller Park has asked their Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department to help map out all of the snow removal applicants and determine which contractors to assign to each of four designated sections in town.
To create each section map, the GIS department took the ever growing list of applications and mapped the resident locations, which were then color coded to represent each of the four contractors’ sections. Viewing this information in a spatial environment provides the village with a quick reference resource it can now distribute to each contractor to get the work done quickly and efficiently without village staff needing to coordinate with the contractors on where the applicants are within the village.