Village employees are currently using MapOffice™ Advanced to assist with tasks such as printing maps, getting property information , and many more tasks. Recently the GIS Office added several more tools for improving efficiency including a Sewer tracing task and custom data overlays. The biggest change was the addition of three layers to MapOffice™ Advanced. The first custom overlay added was Zoning District. The districts are symbolized with the same colors used in the paper map. Thus employees can recognized symbology to easily see how an area is zoned . The second custom overlay was snow removal. This layer shows snow removal routes for streets and sidewalks and is useful for quick maps. The final overlay layer added was the ravine property layer. This layer shows the location of all properties along ravines. There are many issues involving Ravine properties and this layer will gives employees the ability to quickly locate these properties.
The GIS Office also added a new task called Sewer Tracing. Using the sewer tracing tool an employee can select a location on a pipe and determine where the pipe flows downstream or locate it’s up stream source. Thus and employee can quickly see a basin or determine the where contaminated water might be flowing.
These recent enhancements are show how MapOffice™ Advanced is being continually updated to improve it’s usefulness. Employees can continue to look forward to many more enhancements in the future.