A control point is a location on the ground whose horizontal and
vertical location is known. This allows a potential developer to
determine the elevation of the area and make sure they are in the
correct geographic datum. The village of Wheeling provides this
information to developers, through multiple maps and documents. Every
time a developer would request control point information, village staff
would have to hunt through multiple locations to find the appropriate
information. The village decided to organize their control point
information to better serve potential developers and to ease the burden
on office staff. They asked the GIS department to come up with a
A map book was created for the village control points using GIS.
Each page corresponds to a specific control point, showing an aerial
photo of the location as well as elevation and coordinate system
information. Overall, 29 map book pages were created. The pages were
then turned into PDF format and placed on the village website. A map on
the village website allows a developer to click on a specific control
point and have a printable 8.5” x 11” PDF of that location appear.
By using GIS, the village was able to eliminate the need for village
staff to take time out of their day to find control point information.
By placing the maps on the village website, potential developers can
print off the locations and descriptions of each control point at their