Village employees are currently using MapOffice™ Advanced to assist
with tasks such as printing maps, getting property information , and
many more tasks. Recently the GIS Office added several more tools for
improving efficiency including a Sewer tracing task and custom data
overlays. The biggest change was the addition of three layers to
MapOffice™ Advanced. The first custom overlay added was Zoning District.
The districts are symbolized with the same colors used in the paper
map. Thus employees can recognized symbology to easily see how an area
is zoned . The second custom overlay was snow removal. This layer shows
snow removal routes for streets and sidewalks and is useful for quick
maps. The final overlay layer added was the ravine property layer. This
layer shows the location of all properties along ravines. There are many
issues involving Ravine properties and this layer will gives employees
the ability to quickly locate these properties.
The GIS Office also added a new task called Sewer Tracing. Using the
sewer tracing tool an employee can select a location on a pipe and
determine where the pipe flows downstream or locate it’s up stream
source. Thus and employee can quickly see a basin or determine the where
contaminated water might be flowing.
These recent enhancements are show how MapOffice™ Advanced is being
continually updated to improve it’s usefulness. Employees can continue
to look forward to many more enhancements in the future.