The Highland Park Community Development Department recently
collaborated with GIS to map the City’s Historical Landmark Properties.
Community Development keeps an active and ongoing database of every
landmark location within the city. The one component absent from the
landmark database is an intuitive method that spatial represents this
information. Community Development enlisted the assistance of GIS to
visually display the City’s landmarks using MapOffice ™.
The Historical Landmark Properties spreadsheet database was given to
GIS personnel and integrated into the City’s GIS data. The database
included landmark addresses with associated information for each
property. Those addresses were geocoded (mapped) and published to
MapOffice ™ as a custom overlay. The custom overlay allows users to
promptly navigate to an area and visualize Historical Landmark
Properties. The Landmark Properties were divided into two categories,
Local Landmarks and National Registry Landmarks. By selecting a
property, a dialog box will appear that displays information associated
with that specified location. This layer was also made available in
MapOffice ™ Public which allows residence the same access landmark
locations and information.
MapOffice ™ enables the Historical Landmark Properties database to be
visualized in one, easy to use application. As Community Development
and GIS continue to collaborate the amount of information available to
staff and residents will increase.