GIS Assists with Capital Project Public Outreach

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
​The Village of Deerfield, IL prides itself on operating in an accessible and open manner with full transparency to its residents and those interested in learning more about the village.  In keeping with these values, the village Engineering department approached the Geographic Information ...

Deerfield Fine Arts Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
​The Village of Deerfield, IL Fine Arts Festival is an annual event that brings many renowned artists from around the Midwest together to celebrate art, present exhibitions, and display their products. This event has been growing in popularity and attendance from year to year, so ...

GIS Supports Deerfield-Riverwoods Dispatch Consolidation

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
​In early October 2013, the Village of Deerfield, IL began providing emergency dispatch to the neighboring Village of Riverwoods. Citing Deerfield’s state-of-the-art communications center, well-trained Dispatch staff and proximity to Riverwoods, the two communities reached an agreement that Deerfield would be Riverwoods’s dispatch provider in ...

Invasion of the Pumpkins

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
​With autumn in full swing, many communities take this time to celebrate the season with Halloween-themed special events for the public to take part in. This year, the Village of Deerfield, IL is holding its first annual “Invasion of the Pumpkins” parade, which features 16 ...

Tracking Fire Safety Compliance with GIS

Tuesday, 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 ...

Parkway Tree Replacement Management

Tuesday, 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 ...

GIS Provides the Public with Commuter Parking Information

Monday, November 18, 2013
​With gas prices in Chicagoland continuing to hover at less than favorable levels and traffic going nowhere fast, public transportation is an option many commuters are choosing. The Deerfield Metra Station in downtown Deerfield offers commuters plenty of options to park, but certain parking restrictions ...

GIS Assisting the Public during the Lake Cook Road Construction Project

Monday, November 18, 2013
 Lake Cook Rd and Waukegan Rd, two of Deerfield’s busiest roads, will be undergoing construction this year as part of the Lake Cook Road Construction Project.* The Waukegan Rd portion of the project will feature three stages of construction, with alternating lane closures and changing ...

Using GIS for Deerfield's Cemetery

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
​In 1858 the Deerfield Cemetery was opened on the northwest corner of Waukegan Road and Central Avenue. The Cemetery has a lot of history, with at least 15 Civil War soldiers buried there. The Village of Deerfield has recently acquired this property and they have ...

Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring using GIS

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​Like most communities, the Village of Deerfield tracks the movement of Emerald Ash Borer. Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that devastates ash trees. Instead of using a series of treatments to kill the beetles, the Village has decided to remove affected trees.In order ...

GIS Support of Appearance Code

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield has a strict Appearance Code that applies to current and new businesses that are looking to operate within the Village border. The code has criteria intending to assist in focusing on appearance standards that will not restrict imagination, innovation, or variety.To ...

Fiber Optic Planning

Sunday, November 10, 2013

​The Village of Deerfield has plans to run fiber optic line to connect Village Hall and Public Works. This will improve the speed of moving data between the locations. GIS was used to create a series of maps that showed the location of the utilities ...

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Loan

Sunday, November 10, 2013

​The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) provides low interest loans for the construction of community water supply facilities and utilities. This loan is used to upgrade or replace existing facilities or utilities to bring them into compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and State ...

Inventory of community owned trees

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield is about to begin an inventory of village owned trees which reside in the right-of-way. In order to effectively track and record all trees in a time efficient manner, the arborist consultant asked that a series of maps be created to ...

Supporting new water meter tracking technology with GIS

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield Public Works\Water Department is in the process of replacing their old water meters with new touch\radio reads. This involves each meter being physically replaced with a new one and as you can imagine is very time consuming. Another restriction is, tracking ...

Tracking legal plats for cemetaries

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield Community Development Department has begun a process to accurately survey and review all records related to the Deerfield Cemetery. The process involves obtaining records related to the property, plots, and all other associated information. As part of the process, the Village ...

Public Works Streets and Water Department Custom Field Note Map Books

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield Public Works Department met with the GIS Department to discuss a very important phase of utility updating involving field verification. It was decided that a new Field Note Map Book series would be developed based on a custom grid to fit ...

Finding defects in sewer systems

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield has began a using an Engineering Firm to survey and smoke test the sewer storm system within the village. This program involves using provided GIS data to be used in the field by the Engineering Firm and village staff to conduct ...

GIS supporting emergency management

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​Public Safety plays a crucial role in the day to day activities of Village of Deerfield. The Village of Deerfield Police Department believes that their daily activities help support a safe and vibrant community. A crucial operational aspect of the Police Department is conducted 24 ...

Using GIS to realign utilities

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Geographic Information System (GIS) Department routinely utilizes its valuable resources to analyze the layout of its current utility infrastructures. By using the aerial photography that the village paid for in 2005, the GIS Specialist is able to review utility lines and structures in their ...

Sanitary sewer smoke testing program

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield relies on accurate utility information to assist the community staff with their daily activities just like any other local government does. The Village of Deerfield Public Works Engineering Department is working with the RJN Group to conduct a Sanitary Sewer Smoke ...

Creating field reference books

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield relies on accurate utility information in order to assist the community staff with their daily activities. For example, the Engineering Department utilizes storm sewer information to assess and resolve drainage issues as well as general pipe replacement. The Public Works Department ...

Village uses 3-D animation to help with downtown redevelopment

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Deerfield is currently in the process of planning for the redevelopment of the northwest quadrant of the Central Business District, commonly known as the “Village Green Redevelopment Project.” This project currently involves multiple village departments and is the planning phase. During this ...

Village street map approval process

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Each year the Village of Deerfield creates an official Street Guide of the village. This product is developed and consumed by both village staff and the general pubic. Each year the GIS Department and other village departments go through a two month review and ...

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