Tree Planting Assisted by GIS


The Village of Glenview annually plants new parkway trees. With
upwards of 300 trees planted each year there was no easy way to find the
best route to take. Therefore, Public Works approached GIS to see if
there was a more efficient way to plant these trees across the Village.

GIS used a feature in ArcGIS that allows a route to be set up using
many stops you would like to make. This route is then created by using a
road network and a set traveling speed. Returned are a direction list
and the route that should be taken. This has allowed Public Works to
lower their cost and time to plant these trees annually.