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
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