Special event planning with GIS

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The City of Highland Park hosts many events from the running races to
hosting craft fairs. These events bring many visitors into the
community. These visitors will spend money at local businesses and
help maintain the local economy. The City relies on GIS to provided
detailed maps that allow City Staff to evaluate proposed conditions and
make appropriate changes before the event.

Support from GIS can be as basic as displaying the starting area,
race route, water station, and ending area for a race event. However,
craft fairs and Taste of Highland Park events usually require more
complex maps, which show numbered booths, barricades streets, traffic
flow, and other detailed information required to plan the event. The
GIS support occurs into two to three stages. The first stage is a
request for a map or an update to an existing map. The next two to
three steps involve review the changes and requesting updates to reflect
current concerns. Another advantage of GIS is that the map projects
are stored digitally and can be updated annually with a minimal amount
of work. Without GIS the maps would have to be recreated each year or
updates would be drawn on an older copy of the event map and sent to a
graphic designer for updates. In a worst case scenario the City would
have to rely on an event map provided by the organizer of the event.

The City leverages GIS to create accurate maps in an efficient
manner. Thus the City can ensure events are run safely. City Staff
can also quickly make updates to an event map without having to recreate
the map.

Special event planning with GIS

Blog_SpecialeventplanningwithGIS.png

The City of Highland Park hosts many events from the running races to
hosting craft fairs. These events bring many visitors into the
community. These visitors will spend money at local businesses and
help maintain the local economy. The City relies on GIS to provided
detailed maps that allow City Staff to evaluate proposed conditions and
make appropriate changes before the event.

Support from GIS can be as basic as displaying the starting area,
race route, water station, and ending area for a race event. However,
craft fairs and Taste of Highland Park events usually require more
complex maps, which show numbered booths, barricades streets, traffic
flow, and other detailed information required to plan the event. The
GIS support occurs into two to three stages. The first stage is a
request for a map or an update to an existing map. The next two to
three steps involve review the changes and requesting updates to reflect
current concerns. Another advantage of GIS is that the map projects
are stored digitally and can be updated annually with a minimal amount
of work. Without GIS the maps would have to be recreated each year or
updates would be drawn on an older copy of the event map and sent to a
graphic designer for updates. In a worst case scenario the City would
have to rely on an event map provided by the organizer of the event.

The City leverages GIS to create accurate maps in an efficient
manner. Thus the City can ensure events are run safely. City Staff
can also quickly make updates to an event map without having to recreate
the map.