A recent development in the Riverside Geographic Information System
(GIS) has been the creation of a street inventory. Information captured
includes the type of surface material, road base material, cross section
type, curb and gutter information, last improved dates, planned
improvement dates, and other statistics ...
GIS assisting with landscapingWednesday, October 30, 2013
A recent development in the Glenview Geographic Information System
(GIS) has been the creation of the landscape site locations. Information
created includes the site description and which group the site is
associated with. One other statistic that can quickly be calculated
using GIS, is the ...
Ticket recaptureWednesday, October 30, 2013
The Elk Grove Village GIS (Geographic Information System) recently
assisted an evaluation of outstanding tickets which to date has
recovered tens of thousands of dollars for the village.The address matching or “geocoding” process provided through the GIS
and its address inventory allowed all unpaid tickets ...
Finance and permtting interacting with GISWednesday, October 30, 2013
The Tyler Edens application is an important financial and permit
enterprise system that allows the city easily track finances and permit
status. The application will only function efficiently if it has good
base information such as zoning districts, addresses, and owner
information. This information is ...
The GIS Consortium in Directions MagazineWednesday, October 30, 2013
Directions magazine is an international magazine and leading source
of information, news and commentary in the fields of geospatial and
location-based technologies. Today they published an article related to
the GIS Consortium recieving the 2010 GITA Excellence Award. This award
is not possible without the hard work and collaboration ...
Why GIS and Why Now?Sunday, October 27, 2013
Tom Thomey wrote and Kelsey Rydland contributed to an article on page
six of the Illinois City/County Managers Association (ILCMA) April 2010
newsletter. The article addresses the need for GIS in these difficult
economic times. While the article is not specifically about the GIS
Consortium it is ...
Water main isolation tool deployedSunday, October 27, 2013
The isolation of a water main is an important function of local
government. Isolation of a water main needs to occur for a variety of
reasons. Typically it is done to allow for maintenance or inspections,
but it can also be done in the event ...
Maintaining village owned street lights in GISSunday, October 27, 2013
The Village of Oak Brook Public Works department performs a wide
variety of services to the village including snowplowing and street
sweeping. They also maintain various street lights within the village.
Prior to the implementation of GIS, Public Works referenced a hand drawn
street light ...
Surveying street signs the cost effective waySunday, October 27, 2013
It is apparent that technology is getting better as new ways of using
it are also on the rise. Within Geographic Information System (GIS),
technology also continues to advance and allow for data to be edited in
many different environments. One enhancement of technology that ...
Analyzing building distance requirementsSunday, October 27, 2013
The recent collection of planimetric data or improved features such
as buildings, roadways, parking lots, driveways, etc. in Elk Grove
Village has provided for some new analysis possibilities through its GIS
(Geographic Information System). One of the evaluations conducted was
the distance between primary building ...
GIS Used to Maintain Sign InventorySunday, October 27, 2013
An accurate inventory of sign locations is crucial for keeping roads
safe for driving. Missing signs or faded signs can lead to motorists
missing important warnings about road hazards.In 2003, the city hired an intern to collect sign locations
throughout the entire community. The sign ...
Maintaining utility systems in GISSunday, October 27, 2013
Keeping a utility system running at high capacity is a major
component of local government operations. Coordinating maintenance,
capital improvement projects, and every day operations can be a
challenging task that requires numerous man-hours to run effectively.
Having an accurate spatial inventory of utility system ...
Collecting GIS data in the fieldSunday, October 27, 2013
Starting in 2009, the Village of Wheeling began using a survey grade
GPS system to collect utility information in the field. The village
started with the sanitary system, moved on to the water system, and is
then planning to collect information for the storm system ...
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