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Facilities Directory: Not Just for Facilities Anymore

by Jessica Terashima
Post Date:02/26/2016

If you’re a Vision customer, you’ve got access to a robust suite of CMS features that can supercharge your efforts to educate and engage residents. The Facilities Directory is one of our most popular components and allows you to list and display the location of facilities in your community.

Website visitors are able to search the directory by type (such as parks, recreation centers, and schools) amenities (such as swimming pool, meeting rooms, and kitchen), and capacity. Over time we’ve found that our customers have found some unique ways to leverage this flexible tool to do a whole lot more – without any additional coding or customized programming.

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Take a Historic Tour of Belmont California

The City of Belmont, California uses the facilities directory to give residents and visitors a visual tour of historical sites in the city. Before and after photos demonstrate the evolution of the community and an interactive map encourages in-person exploration.

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Heads Up on Construction Sites in Ankeny Iowa

The City of Ankeny, Iowa uses the facilities directory to educate residents about construction sites throughout the community, with summary information available if they click on a cone icon. To get detailed information on the project, users can click on the link to get a full description including start and end dates, and the latest update on the project’s progress. 

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No Maps Needed: City Council Information in Provo, Utah

The City of Provo, Utah takes the facilities directory to a whole different level, using it to provide details on the City Council members and the neighborhoods they serve.

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A Flexible Tool for Your Community

Whether you’re a customer, or a community looking to upgrade its web presence, we’d love to hear from you. Our specialists can help you leverage the flexibility of the visionLive toolset to help you serve your residents better.

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