The Village of Woodridge provides services to residents in need of education and support through their Community Resource Center. This center, which is supported mainly by the Woodridge Police Department, provides after school and summer programs for students, parenting support, ESL classes, and computer learning ...
Village in the Forest Uses GIS to Conduct a Public Tree CensusSunday, December 15, 2013
The Village of Riverside is known as the Village in the Forest and is a National Landmark known for its natural conservation design boasting more parks per capita than any community in America and is nicknamed the Village in the Forest. Tree and tree management ...
Digital Terrain ModelingSunday, December 15, 2013
The Village of Northbrook, IL has recently contracted an engineering consultant to perform a hydraulic analysis of the Village’s water system. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was called upon to provide the consultant with all data pertaining to the water system including mains, hydrants, laterals, and ...
GIS Incorporates Recapture Agreements into MapOfficeSunday, December 15, 2013
The City of Highland Park previously kept all recapture agreements on file and in EDENS with no real spatial association. This meant that a city employee could look up an agreement through EDENS but to view the paper copy would need to locate it in ...
Using GIS to Maximize Snow Management EfficiencyTuesday, November 19, 2013
The City of Lake Forest, IL is considering purchasing land that will
function as a Municipal Services satellite location. This land will be
primarily used as a location to dump excess snow in the winter months.
Currently, snow is transported to the current Municipal Services ...
The City of Highland Park Uses GIS to Assist the CIP Budget MeetingsTuesday, November 19, 2013
The City of Highland Park, IL has a five-year Capital Improvement
Program (CIP) that is updated annually and brought in as part of the
budget process. The main goal of a CIP is to replace or rehabilitate
existing equipments, infrastructure and facilities. This would include ...
Empowering users to edit utility data in the fieldTuesday, November 19, 2013
Providing users with the ability to edit utility information in the
field is a powerful tool for keeping utility information current. The
Village of Mundelein, IL is using two options to provide employees with
the ability to update utility data.The first approach is using a ...
Sign Inventory CollectionTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Village of Wheeling is currently in the process of collecting
data for a village wide sign inventory. Village workers are going out
in the field and marking the location of each sign and sign post along
village owned streets. The signs are then catalogued ...
Tracking Fire Safety Compliance with GISTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Village of Deerfield, IL Public Works and Engineering Department
maintains and/or has access to nineteen buildings in the community and
surrounding area, with each building having certain requirements in
terms of fire protection devices onsite. These buildings are inspected
for these devices yearly by ...
Sewer Lining Televised Video IntegrationTuesday, 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 ...
GIS Finishes Integrating Lateral Lines in the Water SystemTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Village of Winnetka Water and Electric Department has long been
heavily involved with the village’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
department and creating new project ideas. One such idea involved
integrating the department’s water lateral lines to all buildings so
that field crews would be ...
GIS Begins Bringing in Sewer and Storm Televising Videos into MapOfficeTuesday, November 19, 2013
The City of Highland Park has long been tracking the condition of the
Sewer and Sanitary pipes through PipeTech and televising videos. These
videos help to understand the condition of these pipes and if any
repairs or replacements need to be completed. These videos are ...
Tracking Sewer BackupsTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Public Work Wastewater division traditionally recorded sewer backups
in an Excel worksheet. This was useful quick reference as to how many
backup occurred in a year but it was difficult to determine if there
were any groupings of sewer backups. One way to reduce ...
Parkway Tree Replacement ManagementTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small, invasive pest whose larvae feast
on the trunks of ash trees, causing their eventual decline and death.
Like many other communities, this beetle has affected many trees
throughout the Village of Deerfield. There are currently over 1,321 ...
Enhancing a street sweeping reportTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Director of Public Works tasked the Street Department with
developing a presentation of the street sweeping schedules for a
presentation to the Village Administration. The Street Department
created a good report describing the street sweeping cycles but the
Director of Public Works felt that ...
Pavement Management ProgramTuesday, November 19, 2013
The Village of Tinley Park, like most municipalities, has both short
and long term pavement management programs. These programs are designed
to insure the Village is consistently and strategically making repairs
to roads throughout the Village on a yearly basis. Often time these
repaving or ...
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