The majority of Municipal Departments use hard copy maps for various
daily tasks. Maps are still used considerably to show analysis results,
however new advances in technology have provided other ways to dispense
and even interact with data.
It is very common for maps to be delivered digitally by email in such
formats has JPEG, PDF, and Bitmaps. By doing this it saves both time
and money, and datainformation can be received in a matter of seconds
by many individuals at once. Even better, with the advances in
technology, dynamic mapping applications are now accessible for everyone
to use. These applications place dynamic GIS tools in the hands of all
employees. Which allows them to interact with their data and use it for
presentations, daily work routines, and creating hardcopy’s for
disposal, and again, increases productivity and saves money. Through the
GIS programdepartment the Village of Glenview has access to such a
product and that product is, Map Office Advanced.
Map Office Advanced is a web-based dynamicinteractive map that only
Glenview employees can use. Map Office Advanced allows employees to
search for addresses, retrieve parcelproperty summaries, identify
police beats, Board of Trustees districts, FEMA floodway locations,
measure areas, link to Google Earth, and overlay custom datasets such as
Zoning and Snow plow routes, all of which is used for effective and
efficient decision making.