Tailored community data in MapOffice


Communities in the GIS Consortium (GISC) all use MapOffice™, a web
based mapping application that supports communities business processes.
The GISC provides two versions of MapOffce to ensure that certain data
and tools are not made available for external use. MapOffice™ Advanced,
located only on the Village of Lincolnwood’s internal network, provides
opportunity for the staff to request data to be integrated into the base

After the requests are made, business processes that the data will
support are documented. Once this is completed the development of the
custom layer is completed and loaded into the application for the
Village’s internal use. Examples of the custom overlays include alley
vacations (pictured), speed humps, traffic circles, parking
restrictions, and street responsibility. These layers are all used to
analyze questions and better understand the geography behind certain
community issues.