The City of Burlingame wanted to share with residents information on projects underway around the city.
Our team at Interwest GIS created a public-facing story map for the City of Burlingame website, which highlights various projects throughout the city from Community Development, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works.
Each department is responsible for updating their own content by way of an ArcGIS Online WebApp that each city department has access to. Project data gets created and updated via this editing application, where project boundaries, attributes, and images are entered.
The public-facing story map then gets updated nightly through a series of Python scripts. The scripts also automatically handle retiring completed projects from the story map after a specified number of days as well as any projects with missing information (ie - missing photos).
The story map provides users with project details, contact information, and links for additional information. Additionally, detailed map symbology provides users with a quick reference regarding a project’s status as well as the department overseeing the project.
Due to the high level of automation behind the scenes, minimal effort is required from city staff to maintain the story map allowing residents to be informed and aware of the latest city-related projects in their neighborhoods.
View this story map here.
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