The Village of Lincolnwood has been working extensively to connect
their enterprise software to MapOffice Advanced™, the Village’s
interactive mapping application. The new tool, Business Intelligence,
connects the data from enterprise software to the mapping application by
linking database servers and creating a web service to communicate to
the application. This will enable the Village to view data which has an
address associated with it, geographically.
By linking enterprise data to a spatial component such as MapOffice
Advanced, the Village can analyze and visualize data that otherwise
would be viewed in a table. Another aspect of this is the importance of
publishing data that other departments and divisions do not have access
to. By publishing data using MapOffice Advanced, the data custodian can
limit who views the data because it can be fully integrated into the
Village’s Active Directory.
Business Intelligence is a great tool that will promote data sharing
and allow data to be viewed in a spatial context. Currently the Village
is using it to complement New World Systems Dispatch software Police and
will eventually incorporate RecTrac by Vermont Systems which the Parks
and Recreation Department uses.