In the past, the Village of Buffalo Grove’s Public Works department creates and updates the Streetlight Utility Data for completing utility locates using CAD software. Being able to convert this dataset into GIS, allows staff to maintain even more information about each feature. In GIS, detailed attribute information, labels, and easy map creation allow for advanced use and maintenance of the data moving forward.
Currently, all attribute information (including Community ID, Ownership, ect.) has been transferred to the new features in GIS. GIS staffing are working to move the features to the correct location using parcel features to reference where the utilities are located. Once complete, this data will be shared with consultants and all departments within the village to improve the ability to access utility information, as well as plan for future planning and development.