Lake County's new Property Appraiser, Carey Baker, is embracing GIS technology to bring accurate and up-to-date digital tax maps to citizens, developers, and businesses. These digi-tal tax maps are in addition to the county GIS interactive map and can be viewed and down-loaded for free from the web site.
In collaboration with county municipalities, Lake County GIS has implemented the My Public Services web map application that allows the user to locate an address and see various public services and facilities that are nearby such as trash pick-up days, or the nearest library, police station or DMV office.
With the help and support of the Lake County Parks & Trails Division, the county's GIS and PASS Divisions have produced the Parks and Recreation Finder web application. This interactive web map allows the user to enter a local address and see what recreational facilities are nearby, discover what amenities are offered, and get driving directions to the facility. They can also search by park name or type of amenity such as biking, playground, etc.
When evaluating any project or enterprise effort, Return on Investment (ROI) is an important
metric to measure. This case study explores one aspect of return on investment as it
pertains to GIS technologies provided over the web.