GIS Helps Map Library Cardholders

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
                 The Village of Lincolnwood partnered with the Lincolnwood Public Library District to work on a GIS project to map the locations of library cardholders within the Village.  This project has allowed the library to better visualize how much of the Village they are currently ...

GIS Assists in the Creation of a Disc Golf Map

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
​Almost all communities contain parks and open space, but the vast majority are managed by a local park district. In Lincolnwood, the Parks and Recreation department is a village department and not a separate entity. Lincolnwood Centennial Park recently underwent a huge renovation which, among ...

GIS Contributes to Current Storm Water Study

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
​The April 18th flooding event hit northern Illinois rather hard, and the Village of Lincolnwood was no exception. Many flooded basements resulting from backed up sewers and contributed to many headaches amongst the village’s residents. An existing storm water study was already being conducted by ...

GIS Assists in Locating Potential New Sidewalk Locations

Monday, November 18, 2013
​Sidewalks are an important part of any neighborhood, especially one that is heavily urbanized. Residents need to have a safe option of getting around locally without always relying on something that has four wheels. At a recent Village Board meeting, the issue of some local ...

Visualizing the impact of state legislation on local communities

Monday, November 18, 2013
​One convenience of having GIS is the ability to quickly visualize different scenarios for planning purposes. The Village of Lincolnshire recently leveraged its GIS data to do just that in response to a bill under consideration by the Illinois House of Representatives. HB 30, the ...

GIS Assists in Developing a Tree Inventory

Monday, November 18, 2013
​Every community is faced with the task of tracking and maintaining a complete tree inventory within its municipal boundaries. There are a variety of reasons that an accurate inventory is important. With the emerald ash borer causing mass destruction of the ash tree population within ...

GIS Assists in the Surface Transportation Program Grant Application

Friday, November 15, 2013
​There is a constant need for road improvements and upgrades throughout a transportation network. However, there are usually insufficient funds available for a community to complete most of these projects. One potential solution to this problem is the Surface Transportation Program. The Surface Transportation Program ...

GIS Assists in Marketing Village Facilities to Cell Tower Companies

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
​Communities around the world are always looking for creative ideas to generate extra revenue streams, especially in down economies. Ideas that don’t involve adding or raising local taxes are always the most popular ones.  An easy potential source of additional income that would keep local ...

Pedal in the Park Event

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

​Pedal the Parks is a special event put on by the Village of Lincolnwood with the assistance of corporate sponsors from around the area. This event aims at highlighting the importance of physical activity while show casing the Village’s park system. The Village’s Geographic Information ...

Police Annual Report

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

​The Village of Lincolnwood Police Department creates an annual report to share with residents, Village staff, and the Village Board. The report outlines the achievements by the Police Department while also providing crime statistics. In order to better serve the residents, the Geographic Information System ...

Lincolnwood's sign inventory program

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood recently began collecting a village wide sign inventory. This inventory looks at satisfying a federal mandate requiring communities to establish and implement a sign inventory by January 2012. Using the Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS) software installed on a Toughbook laptop, ...

Village ComEd outage analysis

Sunday, November 10, 2013

​In the wake of this summer’s regional power outages, the Village of Lincolnwood made a decision to perform an audit on the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) outage report with data from the entire year of 2010. The purpose of this audit was to determine the contributing ...

Using County data in MapOffice Advanced

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​Every year the Cook County Assessor’s office sends out data to communities showing what the Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) is of every parcel within their boundaries. The Village of Lincolnwood uses this data for two purposes – owner name and economic development. Both of these ...

Utilizing County Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV)

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​Every year the Cook County Assessor’s office sends out data to communities showing what the Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) is of every parcel within their boundaries. The Village of Lincolnwood uses this data for two purposes – owner name and economic development. Both of these ...

Lincolnwood using business intelligence

Sunday, November 10, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood has been working extensively to connect their enterprise software to MapOffice Advanced™, the Village’s interactive mapping application. The new tool, Business Intelligence, connects the data from enterprise software to the mapping application by linking database servers and creating a web service ...

Tailored community data in MapOffice

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​Communities in the GIS Consortium (GISC) all use MapOffice™, a web based mapping application that supports communities business processes. The GISC provides two versions of MapOffce to ensure that certain data and tools are not made available for external use. MapOffice™ Advanced, located only on ...

34th Annual Turkey Trot

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood is holding its 34th annual Turkey trot on Sunday November 21, 2010. This event features multiple races including a 5k and 10k run, a 5k walk, and a Drumstick Dash for the children. During the planning phase of this event, the ...

Line of sight ordinance

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood, in an effort to reduce vehicular accidents and provide safer driving conditions within the Village, collected data for a line of sight ordinance. This ordinance targets areas where landscaping blocks the view of drivers turning to and from arterial roadways to ...

Commerical parking in GIS

Saturday, November 9, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood Development Department began a program aimed at creating better parking situations at strip malls throughout the Village. The Village began this campaign by gathering parking lot data consisting of number of spots and designations (Handicap), required spots determined by Village ordinance, ...

GIS Offers New Tools to Water Department

Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Village of Lincolnwood’s Geographic Information System (GIS) team has been hard at work developing tools to increase productivity and simplify employee’s workflows related to geographic data. Through MapOffice™ Advanced, a customized web mapping application, Village employees have many tools aimed at extracting tabular ...

Using GIS for Economic Development

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood uses their Geographic Information System (GIS) to promote vacant businesses on their website, trying to lure new tenants into the area. Providing this information, not only gives developers an opportunity to see the statistics on the property, it provides a map ...

GIS supports grant writing effort

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood has been hard at work trying to secure grants that will help produce bicycle routes and paths throughout the Village. The grant, Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC), is administered through the Regional Transportation Authority. It is federally funded to help people ...

Emergency management utilizing GIS

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​Emergencies happen when we least expect them which is why it is so important to be prepared. Situations arise in communities that, with the right preparations, can be easily contained and remedied. The Village of Lincolnwood has a Geographic Information System (GIS) that incorporates mapping ...

GIS assists in park accreditation application process

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood is not within a park district, but provides its residents with an in-house parks and recreation department. Over the years, Lincolnwood has refined and added services to offer residents with a wide array of programs. Programs include summer camps, adult softball ...

Address point point discussion

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​Addresses play an important role in the day to day activities of the Village of Lincolnshire whether it is for water billing information, permits or locating a resident in case of an emergency. In addition, a physical address can serve as a link to answering ...

Sewer videos interacting with GIS

Sunday, October 27, 2013
At the beginning of summer, the Village of Lincolnwood contracted a company to record video of the entire sewer system to find areas that needed to be upgraded and fixed. During this project, the Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS) was brought in to provide ...

GIS offers integration of video in map product

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​At the beginning of summer, the Village of Lincolnwood contracted a company to record video of the entire sewer system to find areas that needed to be upgraded and fixed. During this project, the Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS) was brought in to provide support ...

Using GIS to monitor tree stock

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​Over the past decade, communities throughout the mid-west have battled with invasive species. These Invasive species in our rivers and lakes have affected the way we use these natural resources. Likewise, our trees have become a focal point of disease and invasive species including the ...

GIS aiding with Police dispatch

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood uses Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) from New World Systems which allows Police dispatchers to log emergencies and look up the necessary information to fulfill the emergency request. Technology has allowed the Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS) to be integrated into this ...

Using MapOffice

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​The Village of Lincolnwood and other members of the Geographic Information System Consortium (GISC) have the ability to use a one of a kind application to assist the public. MapOffice™ Advanced is a mapping application that allows non-GIS Professionals to use local data resources to ...

Predicting water main breaks

Sunday, October 27, 2013
​Every year mother nature takes its best shot at northern Illinois bringing snow, ice and rain to every crack and crevice of our infrastructure. During the cold weather months, changes in temperature and moisture are continually creating a freeze and thaw cycle that batters our ...

English Language Learners

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Using the village’s Geographic Information System (GIS), tabular data can be visualized and placed into geographically correct places. The Recreation Department, in conjunction with school districts 74 and 219, has created a free service for new residents who do not use English as ...

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