The City of Park Ridge is one of the founding communities of the GIS Consortium. They were involved in the initial formation of the organization and continue to play an active role in the Consortium's development.
Park Ridge represented a classic example of a manual mapping environment with few digital mapping resources. They have since developed a sophisticated database of GIS layers that are available to every member of the staff. These layers are based on the standards of the GIS Consortium which enables simple products for the manual map user and sophisticated analysis for advanved staff.