At the beginning of summer, the Village of Lincolnwood contracted a
company to record video of the entire sewer system to find areas that
needed to be upgraded and fixed. During this project, the Village’s
Geographic Information System (GIS) was brought in to provide support by
creating detailed maps depicting all manholes and gravity mains in the
combined sewer system. Analysis was then done to create an address for
each manhole. This was accomplished by using a specialized tool in the
GIS to find the nearest address point to each manhole.
After the data and video had been collected, it was sent to the GIS
Specialist for review. At this time it was determined that the video
could be integrated into a map, so the end user could simply click on a
manhole to see video of that particular stretch of sewer main. Once a
manhole was clicked, a pop up would show data for that specific entity. A
video also would be embedded into the popup with the user having full
control. A link to a PDF report containing all information collected by
sewer televising company is also provided.
This is a new way to provide information that would usually be a
product by itself. The ability to embed the video will greatly reduce
the Village’s time in finding which video belongs to what manhole. By
directly linking the video to the manhole village staff can easily
locate which video they would like to see.