Unofficial Rogue Mapping

The following are GIS/Mapping projects that I have worked on previous to the incorporation of Rogue Mapping.

I have always had a strong desire to ‘Do’ GIS for those who cannot or don’t know how. These projects were pro-bono for friends or friends of friends.

Intersection of This and That

So, Townships. There are a lot of them in Illinois. To boot, there are TWO delineations of EACH ONE. One is the geographic boundary based on a Township and Range system, the other is the political boundary, which is…. political.

A friend needed to know the difference of these two boundaries in the most complex county in Illinois: Cook.

First of all it took a bit to explain exactly what and why this is. Then I created a map (I so wanted it to be an app) to show the difference. There is a lot going on and lots of boundaries to delineate with roads & whatnot. It is a complicated subject, I hope the result was useful.

Santa Council

Every year in December, a group of local politicians and business leaders volunteer a day to drive around and hand out Christmas presents to less fortunate kids. It covers +250 families, +600 children both inside and outside the city. This project wasn’t for the organizations or businesses, I was working to help an old friend organize the routes and geocode drop-off locations.

This is a small subset of the Volunteer’s route for the day.

Kennel Lake

A Local Sportsman’s Club in the area needed a new parcel map. Here is one version of it.

Side note, I have about 65 Sub-Centimeter GPS points that I haven’t put on this map sitting in a shapefile. I should really finish this project, Sorry Nathan.


This was an easy & simple map but it was fun. There is a national certification to become a judge for BBQ competitions, these cities have them available. This map was made to justify one in Peoria. Hope I get some BBQ out of it.

Locations show Judge Class location cities.


A demographic review of the population within the libraries district is important to understand the patrons served. The IPDPL has assumed a growing population for the last few decades. Based on population projections district staff has operated under the assumption that they serve over 21,000 patrons. 

Seeing that the district is comprised of a very specific set of township county subdivisions, population estimates are fairly easily attainable. According to Esri Inc. demographic data models and availability the IPDPL serves an estimated population of 22,392 in 2017 (Esri). This coordinates surprisingly well with the library director’s assumptions and corroborates planning for future expansion. This is part of a larger study.

There are other projects, I either didn’t keep them or cannot remember them.

I like the idea that from now on these types of projects will have a logo on them.