GIS Support of Appearance Code


The Village of Deerfield has a strict Appearance Code that applies to
current and new businesses that are looking to operate within the
Village border. The code has criteria intending to assist in focusing
on appearance standards that will not restrict imagination, innovation,
or variety.

To simplify and assist with this code, GIS was used to create a
series of maps to show commercial locations across the Village to show
areas that are affected. These were then put into a booklet that the
Village will distribute to prospective companies. By using GIS, the
Village was able to illustrate where this code will be enforced and help
reduce extra time spent having to figure out if a new business will be