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.
In response to the 2010 decennial census and shifts in population, Lake County was required to redraw County Commissioner Districts to allow the elected commissioners to more equita-bly represent the citizens of Lake County. Using free software and in-house staff the GIS Divi-sion was able to assist the County Attorney in quickly and accurately determining the most equitable configuration of new Commissioner District boundaries, giving each commissioner a nearly equal number of citizens to represent.
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.