Celebrating National Night Out in style


Now in its 30th year, National Night Out is a widespread event
designed to promote crime-prevention efforts and neighborhood
cohesiveness. Lincolnshire is one of more than 15,000 communities that
participate in the event, hosting a public open house at North Park on
an annual basis. As the event has grown to include more exhibitors and
activities, the Police Department thought it would be nice to have a map
of the grounds for public reference. GIS was perfectly suited to
provide this for them quickly, using up-to-date aerial photography and
existing data as a base.

While this project can be completed using a number of different
software products, Lincolnshire does not need to invest in these
products. GIS has a number of graphic-design features that can be used
to create attractive, professional looking displays without going to the
extra effort of contracting out the work. This saved the community both
time and money, and created an easy-to-use map of the event that can be
updated and reused for years to come.

For more information about National Night Out, visit
http://www.natw.org/ or the Village of Lincolnshire’s website at