To update the April 2014 edition of this newsletter, new aerial imagery of Kenton and Campbell Counties captured for LINK-GIS partners this spring has now been completely delivered. The new imagery provides some of the most detailed views of these counties ever seen. It also includes the capability to measure the vertical heights of buildings, towers, and other objects on the ground.
The imagery comes in two formats. The first provides an oblique or “birds-eye” view of the ground and includes the ability to measure heights of structures as well as to view a site from multiple directions. LINK-GIS has provided this capability in the past but the resolution of these 2014 images is more detailed than before. Coupled with the vertical measurement capability enabled by LINK-GIS’ LiDAR elevation data set, users will have the most detailed view ever of the two counties.
The second format was delivered at the end of July and provides a straight down or “nadir” view of the ground. This imagery is also more detailed than in the past. It includes corrections made to account for the hills and valleys of the surface. This imagery can be displayed as a backdrop to the other layers maintained by LINK-GIS, including city and zoning boundaries, roads, building footprints, drainage and many others.
This imagery is now being loaded into the LINK-GIS system and being assembled into a mosaic for use by all LINK-GIS partners. Local law enforcement and emergency response agencies will also find this information valuable when responding to dangerous situations.
These new aerial images will be available on the LINK-GIS website by the end of September.