Fire Incident Live Mapping Using Business Intelligence

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
In the past, the Elk Grove Village Fire Department has only been able to view its Fire Incident data in a map view, using the Firehouse software application. GIS has successfully connected directly to Firehouse data to create a live mapping view of Fire Incidents ...

Calls for Service Using the Business Intelligence by Address Tool

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
​The Elk Grove Village, IL Police Department staff now has the ability to quickly map out live data using a new tool available in the village’s browser-based mapping application, MapOffice™ Advanced, called Business Intelligence by Address. It provides the user the ability to query a ...

Sewer Lining Televised Video Integration

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
​Throughout the year, the Village of Elk Grove Public Works Department contracts out areas of the Sanitary Pipe network piping to be televised. This practice is extremely important to identify tree roots clogging up the pipes, as well as other problems and issues that come ...

Construction Improvement Projects Overlay

Monday, November 18, 2013
​It’s that time of year again. Just as the warm temperatures surge northward from the Gulf of Mexico, the start of Road Construction season begins. Many of these improvement projects can create large traffic buildups and frustrate many commuters and residents. Keeping the public notified ...

Normalized water main breaks

Monday, November 18, 2013
​With the winter coming to a close shortly, the excessive season of main breaks is almost over. Water main breaks take away from resources and time that could be put into improvement projects. The easiest way to calculate the number of main breaks on a ...

Map Simulations using GIS

Monday, November 18, 2013
​In an effort to continuously investigate real world representations in map products, the Geographic Information System (GIS) staff in Elk Grove Village, IL has identified a few data processing operations that provide more context than your typical map.When light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data was ...

Contact information lookup in GIS

Friday, November 15, 2013
​As the Elk Grove Village Geographic Information System (GIS) was developing their address data it was necessary to gather information from various resources from inside and outside The Village. Many departments had resources with resident and business contact information which result from various existing billing, ...

Supporting a healthy tree inventory

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

​Removal of Ash trees has begun in Elk Grove Village, IL to combat Emerald Ash Borer infestation.  An inventory of Ash trees in The Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS) has been instrumental in planning removal efforts and is now being used to assist planting of ...

GIS supporting community tree planting

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

​Removal of Ash trees has begun in Elk Grove Village, IL to combat Emerald Ash Borer infestation. An inventory of Ash trees in The Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS) has been instrumental in planning removal efforts and is now being used to assist planting of ...

Tracking road maintenance history in GIS

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

​For years Elk Grove Village has been maintaining a database to track roadway pavement history and ratings. With their Geographic Information System (GIS) they have been able to integrate the database information into a geographic representation on their roadways which allows for maps to be ...

Tracking Community Associations

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

​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 Enforcement

Tuesday, 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 Evaluation

Sunday, 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 maps

Sunday, 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 GIS

Sunday, 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 Variances

Sunday, 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 Analysis

Sunday, 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 GIS

Sunday, 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 constantly ...

Supporting a community tree inventory

Sunday, 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 Grove

Sunday, 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 flushing

Sunday, 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 MapOffice

Saturday, 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 storm

Saturday, 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 projects

Saturday, 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 property

Saturday, 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 System) ...

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