The Village of Winnetka, IL hosts numerous special events throughout
the year, including a fireworks display during the Fourth of July
holiday weekend. These types of events require the involvement and
coordination of several village departments, including Public Works and
the Police Department, and, often, ...
June 21st Storm Event CleanupSunday, November 10, 2013
During an emergency event, the extent of the area affected and the
number of issues occurring as a result of the event are just some of the
factors that need to be processed, organized, and reviewed by local
government staff to determine the most appropriate ...
Crime analysis with GISSunday, November 10, 2013
It often seems that when crimes happen we seem to hear about them on
the news. On the contrary, many crimes are reported that don’t attract
high media attention. Which ever happens, it is extremely important
that the Police Department is aware of the crime ...
Special event the Festival of CulturesSunday, November 10, 2013
The Skokie Park District in conjunction with the Village of Skokie hosts
the Festival of Cultures. Over the years, it has become a premier
ethnic festival in Illinois celebrating the food, music, and sports that
define cultures throughout the world. This year will be the ...
Responding to non addressed locationsSunday, November 10, 2013
The Village of Oak Brook’s fire department keeps a comprehensive map
of the village which incorporates all features they deem necessary for
fire emergency response and planning. Included in this map are things
such as fire hydrants, high pressure gas lines, highway mile markers,
GIS supporting the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)Saturday, November 09, 2013
The Village of Skokie’s state of the art Police Department houses the
Village’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This center is utilized as
a meeting destination for decision makers during an emergency event.
The EOC is supported by generators during power outages and serve as a ...
GIS used for fireworks safety planningSaturday, November 09, 2013
The Village of Oak Brook’s community development department handles a
variety of matters, one of which includes permitting for pyrotechnics.
For this particular project, community development had a resident come
in and request a permit for a private fireworks display on his property.
In order ...
Emergency Planning: School evacuationsSaturday, November 09, 2013
Emergency planning is a part of life. You have probably prepared for
emergencies and not even realized it. It could be stocking up on extra
pantry items before a blizzard or filling out an emergency contact form
at your place of employment or child’s school. ...
New mile marker updateSaturday, November 09, 2013
Public safety response is often not limited to the boundaries of a
municipality and can include providing assistance to neighboring
communities or direct response to unincorporated properties. This
response can also extend to interstate systems that border a
municipality, as is the case with the ...
Interactive event mappingSaturday, November 09, 2013
During an emergency event, knowing how a community is being impacted
as a whole can be just as important as responding to an individual
emergency call. Having an overall view of the event can provide
emergency response personnel with a better idea of how wide-spread ...
MapOffice public deployed to Lake Forest employees and residentsThursday, October 31, 2013
Lake Forest will have access to the web version of MapOffice™
beginning June 1st. The month of May was spent preparing the base data
needed to get MapOffice™ up and running, which involved loading previous
GIS data into the GIS Consortium standardized database.MapOffice™ will provide ...
Traffic accident analysisThursday, October 31, 2013
The Village of Norridge has begun mapping out traffic accident
information in an effort to try and limit the amount of accidents in
high traffic areas and understand why accidents occur in low traffic
areas. A map was created using data provided ...
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