The Village of Norridge has a street light system that contains lights owned by the village and lights owned and operated by ComEd. H&H Electric, which maintains the village owned lights, provided the village with multiple maps showing the ownership of each light, how they are all connected, and the control boxes for each system.
With this information, the village was able to start building an electrical system model that would be displayed on its in-house mapping software: MapOffice™ Advanced. This allows the village engineer to see the locations of all the street lights and how they connect to their corresponding control boxes. With this information, the village engineer and public works, can easily replace bulbs and determine where malfunctions they may be located on a circuit. Because the information is accessible from any computer on the village server, both departments can access the information without having to share hard copies of the information. By using GIS, the village is able to begin to put together a comprehensive street light/electrical model that will help the village with any incidents that may arise.