Comprehensive planning is a critical component in the long-term
health of a community. The process of creating a five-year plan for a
municipality can be daunting, but recording and sharing this vision
provides “big picture” guidance to all stakeholders.
In the Village of Lincolnshire, GIS assists with clear communication
by illustrating goals in an easy-to-understand way. One of the many
exhibits under development is an overview map showing the future land
use plans. Landowners throughout the Village are always concerned with
what developments might occur around their properties, so this map
quickly explains what will (and won’t) be allowed in the next five
years. While this map is still a work in progress, it can already be
used to support conversations throughout the planning process.
GIS makes the development of illustrations like this one quick and
easy. The Village does not have to pay an outside vendor to create this
custom map, and changes are easily illustrated and linked to existing
Village data for easy comparison.