A recent development in the Riverside Geographic Information System
(GIS) has been the creation of a street inventory. Information captured
includes the type of surface material, road base material, cross section
type, curb and gutter information, last improved dates, planned
improvement dates, and other statistics ...
Finding impervious surfaceSunday, October 27, 2013
In early 2010 a multi-year planimetric data collection project was
completed and the data incorporated into the Village of Riverside GIS
(Geographic Information System) database. Information collected in this
process included features such as roadways, sidewalks, driveways,
recreation areas, curbs, retention walls, among many other ...
Utility map booksSunday, October 27, 2013
The largest objective for initiating Geographic Information System
(GIS) services in the Village of Riverside was to create a digital
representation of the utility systems. This objective was realized when a
Sewer and Water System Map Books were constructed at the turn of the
Using GIS to track vehicle stickersSunday, October 27, 2013
The Village of Riverside Finance Department recently took advantage
of GIS (Geographic Information System) in an effort to assess were
village stickers had not been purchased nor renewed. Village stickers
are required for all vehicles that are registered to a Riverside address
and a new ...
Sign inventory mandatesSunday, October 27, 2013
A sign inventory allows for the quick identification of signs for
replacement based on criteria such as age and condition or high
vandalism areas. It can be used to manage personnel and maximize
productivity if combined with work orders and maintenance activities as
well as ...
Planimetric data in RiversideSunday, October 27, 2013
Planimetric data are geographic features captured during a
photogrammetric (airplane fight) mapping process that are flat and
without elevation information to depict the terrain. Such features
include bridges, roadways, building footprints, bodies of water, and
railroad lines. Photogrammetry is the most cost-effective method ...
Importance of address rangesSunday, October 27, 2013
As was described in the August 2009 article, a Village of Riverside
master address database was created in the Geographic Information System
(GIS). This database was generated from several sources including
water billing, permits, fire inspections, and business licenses. Each
address follows the United States ...
Centralizing address updating with GISSunday, October 27, 2013
Addresses play an important role in the daily activities of Village
of Riverside staff 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 for answering such questions ...
Using GIS to better understand and analyze parking dynamicsSunday, October 27, 2013
Riverside has a central business district that includes a train
station for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. The
railway services communities from Aurora to Chicago and is convienent
for the residents of Riverside and adjacent cities and villages such as
Lyons and ...
Following floodingSunday, October 27, 2013
Being situated along a river has many advantages, but can also create
many issues that have a direct impact on the residents adjacent to
these natural features. Riverside has most of its southern boundary
defined by the Des Plaines River and there are significant natural ...
Community zoning and street mapsSunday, October 27, 2013
One of the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) developments in
Riverside has been the creation of a community Zoning Map and Street
Map. It was requested that the existing village Zoning Map be created
within the GIS Department as a color map depicting the zoning ...
Tree inventorySaturday, October 26, 2013
A recent addition to the Village of Riverside has been the Geographic
Information System (GIS) services. Although GIS is being used in the
village to inventory multiple data items the tree inventory has gained
popularity. A few years ago the village used Davey Consultants ...
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