This month’s update includes the debut of some much anticipated
enhancements to MapOffice™. Enhanced search options were added in both
MapOffice™ Advanced and Public. This enhancement offers the ability to
search for an address including its unit (e.g. #, Suite, -, Apt, Unit)
or search ...
MapOffice Web Access rolloutSunday, November 10, 2013
The newest GIS Consortium product MapOffice™ Web Access was rolled out
on Febuary 22nd. This application builds on the advanced version of
MapOffice™ currently being hosted on community member's local network.
By centrally hosting this application on the Internet, the GIS
Consortium can now provide ...
Web Mapping Deployed in Tinley ParkSunday, November 10, 2013
Two months after joining the GIS Consortium (GISC), Tinley Park has
deployed MapOffice™ to its citizens and internal staff. MapOffice™
places important local government information on the internet making it
accessible to the public. It also empowers internal staff by making a
wide variety of ...
Tinley Park joins the GIS ConsortiumSunday, November 10, 2013
We are pleased to announce that the Village of Tinley Park has joined
the GIS Consortium. The Village becomes the 18th member of the
Consortium and our first in the Chicago South Suburbs. We would like to
welcome Tinley Park to the GIS Consortium and ...
GIS response to 2011 storm eventsSunday, November 10, 2013
On June 21st, a powerful storm with wind gusts as high as 81 mph
swept through Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The severe weather
prompted tornado warnings, stopped air and train travel, and caused
extensive tree damage along with widespread power outages. Commonwealth
Edison (ComEd) ...
Increasing use of wireless GIS by GISC Fire DepartmentsSaturday, November 09, 2013
Last year the GIS Consoritum (GISC) conducted a survey of the member
Fire Departments. Among the topics was the use of wireless in the field
along with the type of records management systems used. The goal was to
set the vision for future MapOffice™ Advanced ...
GIS Consortium in GeoSpatial TodaySaturday, November 09, 2013
GIS Specialists Erik Voight, Jason Sphar and Mike Falkofske of MGP
Inc. along with former City of Des Plaines Economic Development
Coordinator Jennifer Ganser recently published an article regarding
local government and information transparency in the February 2011
edition.Erik and Jennifer outlined the benefits of ...
Sewer/sanitary tracing in MapOfficeSaturday, November 09, 2013
In June of this year it was requested by a Public Works Director that
MapOffice™ Advanced provide the functionality to trace up and downstream
flow of sewer and sanitary utility lines. The user identified that they
would like to be able to click on a ...
Business intelligence for MapOfficeSaturday, November 09, 2013
The GIS Consortium (GISC) Information Technology Technical committee met
this week to review and discuss the upcoming business intelligence
functionality for MapOffice™ Advanced. For years the GIS Consortium has
been working to provide authoritative community data on demand in a
spatial context. Until now the ...
Adding historical imagery into MapOfficeSaturday, November 09, 2013
In the latest update to MapOffice™ Advanced the ability for community
staff members to bring up historical imagery was added. With 17
communities in all the Consortium has collected a wide variety of aerial
imagery. The aerial imagery for some communities dates back to 1939. ...
MapOffice tool tutorialsSaturday, November 09, 2013
The GIS Consortium (GISC) over the past several months has been
developing online, on demand tutorial videos for MapOffice™ and
MapOffice™ advanced. These videos are found on the GISC website under
the video gallery page (http://www.gisconsortium.org/gallery/video/) and
available to anyone.The stated purpose of these videos ...
Monitoring flood levels in MapOfficeSaturday, November 09, 2013
Last week the GIS Consortium released the ability to display National
Weather Service Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service data for the
region. With a series of clicks real time flooding information can be
displayed in MapOffice™ Advanced for use by decision makers.Flood Hazard Mapping is an ...
GISC presenting at the ICMA 2010 Annual ConferenceSaturday, November 09, 2013
Bob Irvin, Village Manager of Lincolnshire and I will be presenting
as apart of the educational series at the International City Managers
Association (ICMA) 2010 annual conference on October 17-20th.The intent of the session is to offer an in-depth look at how a small
Separating tasks and tools in MapOfficeSaturday, November 09, 2013
The organization of MapOffice™ you may have noticed has changed
slightly. What was once just tools has been separated into two
categories. Tools and tasks are now available at differing levels of
functionality depending on the version of MapOffice™ you are using.Tool
and tasks have ...
Find the nearest feature toolThursday, October 31, 2013
Finding the nearest feature is something that local government
employees do everyday. It might be finding the nearest hydrant in event
of a fire, nearest water valve for shutoff, or nearest schools and
medical facilities in event of an emergency. With the nearest feature
tool this ...
Planning for the taste of Oak BrookWednesday, October 30, 2013
The Village of Oak Brook hosts the “Taste of Oak Brook” annually
during the fourth of July weekend. The event features fireworks, live
entertainment and food from local vendors. Since the event draws in a
large number of people, the Village wanted to make sure ...
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