Like any community, Elk Grove Village, IL has its share of apartment,
condominium, townhouse, and assisted living complexes. At times village
inspectors may identify property maintenance issues at such locations
which need to be addressed. The Village has mapped these association
areas and their related ...
On Street Solicitation EnforcementTuesday, November 12, 2013
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was utilized while reviewing the On
Street Solicitation section of The Village Code of the Village of Elk
Grove Village to determine which lighted intersections throughout the
community permitted on street solicitation. Based on the current
specifications of The Code it ...
Sex Offender Residence EvaluationSunday, November 10, 2013
Now that Elk Grove Village, IL has a Geographic Information System (GIS)
they can quickly perform a verification of potential sex offender
residences. Every so often the Police Department will receive a request
for residency by a registered sex offender and the staff is required ...
Using GIS to maintain tax mapsSunday, November 10, 2013
It was recently realized by the Elk Grove Village, IL GIS staff that
most, if not all, of the land division information related to properties
was being provided them by their data sharing agreement with Cook
County. The data represents all of the components a ...
Maintaining a Village's crosswalks using GISSunday, November 10, 2013
Elk Grove Village Public Works has inventoried their crosswalk locations
using their Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist maintenance
and tracking of the walks. Knowing all locations has benefited the
department because the data provides support information for map
products, road reconstruction projects, pedestrian safety ...
Using GIS to Track VariancesSunday, November 10, 2013
In 2011 the Elk Grove Village GIS (Geographic Information System) and
Clerk’s Office staff began a project to inventory variances for each
property that have been approved throughout the village. A variance is
an approved deviation from the municipal land use or building codes.Existing variances ...
Using GIS for Police Patrol AnalysisSunday, November 10, 2013
In 2009 Elk Grove Village Police Department began an evaluation of
police beats and staffing by mapping and calculating statistics of calls
for service using it’s Geographic Information System (GIS). To
continue the assessment in 2010 the GIS was used to map all roadways in ...
Wireless network planning using GISSunday, November 10, 2013
A growing desire for access to information and computer programs while
performing tasks out in the field has Elk Grove Village planning to
implement a wireless network. Inspectors, police, and fire staff would
immediately benefit from such a resource to access systems that are
Supporting a community tree inventorySunday, November 10, 2013
Elk Grove Village Public Works recently initiated an inventory project
for village owned trees, generally being all trees located within
medians and parkways. Using their GPS equipment and
seasonal labor the trees are located and their condition, size, and
other useful information related to management ...
Business Intelligence in Elk GroveSunday, November 10, 2013
A recent addition to the Elk Grove Village, IL interactive mapping
application, MapOffice™, is the Business Intelligence mapping service.
Business Intelligence is a tool that is configured with community
databases such as permits, work orders, and police incidents giving the
map user the ability to ...
GIS tracking hydrant flushingSunday, November 10, 2013
An annual water system maintenance procedure for Elk Grove Village
Public Works staff is to service any fire hydrants that do not
self-drain. A fire hydrant that has been used at any time during the
year, if working properly, will drain the water automatically as ...
Tracking easements in MapOfficeSaturday, November 9, 2013
A recent objective in Elk Grove Village has been to map easement
information. Easements are a land management resource for many
departments as they depict areas where utilities may exist, areas that
have been dedicated for future infrastructure and where municipal
vehicles have access on ...
GIS aids in the locating of fire hydrants during winter stormSaturday, November 9, 2013
With the recent historical snowfall event, 22” over a 16 hour
timeframe, it became a safety issue for Elk Grove Village Firefighters
to know the location of their fire hydrants and have access to them.
Many fire hydrants had been completely covered by snow because ...
GIS used for road improvement projectsSaturday, November 9, 2013
Roadway improvements have been recorded for decades in one of Elk
Grove Village’s community databases. It contains much useful
information such as the base and surface materials of a roadway, years
in which a road was repaved, and years in which a road received some ...
Tracking annexed propertySaturday, November 9, 2013
Land annexed into Elk Grove Village had been on display as a map in
the Village Clerk’s Office for some time. This map served as a reference
for village staff when receiving inquiries about unincorporated
properties. Clerical staff realized the new GIS (Geographic Information
Tracking foreclosuresSaturday, November 9, 2013
A monthly process for Elk Grove Village is to identify the location
and trends of foreclosures within its municipality. A subscription to
RealtyTrac provides the desired information which is downloaded over the
internet. The foreclosure information is provided to the GIS
(Geographic Information System) ...
Village use of one foot countour dataSaturday, November 9, 2013
A contour line is a representation of equal points of elevation.
Contour lines are displayed successively in a contour map to display the
change in elevation over an area. The interval between lines defines
the resolution of the elevation data.Elk Grove Village recently developed a ...
Elk Grove using GPS and GISSaturday, November 9, 2013
Elk Grove Village has recently purchased a GPS (Global Positioning
System) unit to support data collection for its GIS (Geographic
Information System). GPS data collection utilizes the GPS satellites in
orbit around the Earth to calculate the x,y location of the GPS
receiver as well ...
LiDAR technology in Elk GroveSaturday, November 9, 2013
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technique
where laser pulses are directed toward the earth and the time it takes
for the impulse to return provides elevation information as well as some
characteristics of the surface below. The village has just received ...
Tour of Elk GroveSaturday, November 9, 2013
The Tour of Elk Grove is an annual international bike race that takes
place the first weekend in August. There are many components to the
event including the races, block parties, a kids’ fest and more. Village
staff are therefore highly involved in planning, setup, ...
Televised Sewer IntegrationSaturday, November 9, 2013
Coordination between the Elk Grove Village Public Works and GIS
Departments recently has enabled integration of televised sewer records
into the GIS system. The initial objective of this effort was to be able
to show where televising has taken place and link, or access, the ...
Police beat evaluationThursday, October 31, 2013
A recent initiative for the Elk Grove Village Geographic Information
System (GIS) has been the creation of police beat and sub beat
information including coordination with the Northwest Central Dispatch
Center who manages the Village’s emergency calls.A desire of the Elk Grove Village Police Department is ...
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 ...
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 ...
Bringing in Public Works documents to GISSunday, October 27, 2013
At the heart of Geographic Information System (GIS) is the
organization and storing of data. Typically the data is a geographic
representation of a real world feature as well as a database containing
fields of information describing that feature. GIS however does allow
for an ...
Tracking road conditionSunday, October 27, 2013
Roadway improvements have been recorded for decades in one of Elk Grove
Village’s community databases. It contains much useful information such
as the base and surface materials of a roadway, years in which a road
was repaved, and years in which a road received some ...
Vehicle sticker complianceSunday, October 27, 2013
The Elk Grove Village Finance Department recently took advantage of
GIS (Geographic Information System) in an effort to assess were village
stickers had not been purchased nor renewed. Village stickers are
required for all registered or housed vehicles in the village and a new
Updating fire mapbooksSunday, October 27, 2013
eeThe Elk Grove Village Fire Department has had Fire Map Books as a
resource for many years to assist with dispatch to emergency response
events. These map books display roadways and list the location of each
street allowing for quick lookup of the general vicinity ...
Planimetric data in Elk Grove VillageSunday, October 27, 2013
Planimetric data are geographic features captured during a
photogrammetric (airplane fight) mapping process that are flat and
without elevation information to depict the terrain. Such features
include bridges, roadways, building footprints, bodies of water, and
railroad lines. Photogrammetry is the most cost-effective method for
Incident reporting for policeSunday, October 27, 2013
All Elk Grove Village police incidents are reported and captured in a
database where they can be managed over time. The introduction of GIS
in the village has provided the police department an opportunity to
enhance their perception and understanding of the distribution of
GIS assists fire department Insurance Services Organization (ISO) inspectionSunday, October 27, 2013
The Insurance Services Organization (ISO) is an advisory organization
that evaluates risk with the objective to help their customers measure,
manage, and reduce risk. In a government setting, ISO will gather
information that is often used in insurance underwriting. Therefore they
will evaluate how well ...
Using free GIS technology to aide local government staffSunday, October 27, 2013
Information captured in a Geographic Information System (GIS) can be
distributed in many different ways including, but not limited to, hard
copy map prints, electronic image files, Google EarthTM and as an
ArcReaderTM (PMF) project. Of these methods of distribution, ArcReaderTM
has been found to ...
Importance of community zoning and street mapsSunday, October 27, 2013
One of the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) developments in
Elk Grove Village has been the creation of a community Zoning Map and
Street Map. It was requested that the village be provided with a color
map depicting the zoning boundaries as well as the ...
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