Glencoe hosted several summer events that attracted many out-of-town
visitors to the Central Business District. From the regular Friday-night
movies on Wyman Green to the Glencoe Grand Prix bike race, the Village
offered something for everyone to enjoy. The increased foot traffic also
meant more potential customers for local businesses. To help make these
connections, the assistant manager had the GIS specialist create a
business directory to post in the kiosks around town. This directory
showcases Glencoe’s unique businesses, ranging from art galleries to
restaurants to specialty gift stores.
GIS streamlined the process of creating this directory by quickly
mapping locations using the business license database over existing maps
of roads, buildings and parking lots. Without the in-house GIS program,
the Village would have spend significantly more time and money to vet
and hire an outside vendor for the task.