Posts in category Data Development

GIS department provides HBA information on available subdivision lots

The PDS GIS department worked closely recently with the Homebuilders Association of Northern Kentucky (HBA) on a project to determine the number of “finished” subdivided lots in Kenton County. Finished lots are vacant lots ready to be sold but without an existing structure. Additional lot definitions utilized in this project fell under several categories: lots […]

LINK-GIS partners receive final delivery of 2014 aerial photography

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, […]

“Impressive” data and expertise aid tree canopy study

The Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council was awarded a grant from the U.S. Forest Service in December 2013 to develop land classifications and forest canopy data for Kenton, Campbell, and Boone counties. This data will be used to develop tree planting plans for several areas in the region and can be used as […]

GIS Provides Much-Needed Analysis Support for Redistricting

The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission is tasked with redrawing legislative districts every ten years in conjunction with federal census results.  With legislative districts changing and population shifting, voting precincts too must change and shift to match new legislative boundaries. LRC (the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission), pursuant to KRS 7.550, is charged with maintaining and continuously […]

NKAPC Work Prepares Covington for Sidewalk Repairs

Sidewalk reconstruction began last week in Latonia. The city’s contractor began replacing sidewalks with the lowest condition rating based on a citywide assessment of sidewalks that was conducted by NKAPC staff. The assessment prioritized sidewalks with significant tree root damage, cracking, and crumbling. The Latonia portion of the project is estimated to be completed during […]

Staff Develop App for Collection of Field Data Using GIS

Integrating field-collected data seamlessly into the LINK-GIS system has been a long-held goal for NKAPC staff members.  Now, new software from Esri gives GIS Department members the ability to roll out applications to anyone with a smartphone or tablet with GPS capabilities. Christy Powell, GISP, NKAPC’s Senior GIS Programmer has created two projects to show […]

GIS Staff Creating Updated, Multi-Use Address Database

“Ever searched for a needle in a haystack?  It’s a very tedious process if you don’t have a magnet!”  That is the metaphor Tom East, GISP, NKAPC’s Senior GIS Specialist, used to describe the process of finding addresses for the multi-purpose address database being built and maintained for use of LINK-GIS partners and emergency dispatch […]

New Sidewalk Inventory Provides Valuable Information

NKAPC staff undertook and completed a county-wide sidewalk inventory earlier this year.  Locations of all sidewalks, pathways, trails, and crosswalks were documented along with materials to the extent that they can be determined from aerial imagery. This information has already proven valuable in various planning projects including assessment of existing conditions for the Direction 2030 […]

Staff Pursues Kenton County Sidewalk Inventory

Most areas of urbanized Kenton County are served by sidewalks on one or both sides of the street. While this is due largely to local requirements for construction of sidewalks on both sides of the street, no data are available currently on where sidewalks exist. That’s about to change. A comprehensive inventory of sidewalks in […]

Aerial Photos of Tornado Damage

The GIS staff has created a website that allows the user to compare aerial photography in the Piner area from 2010 and March 2012.  The photography covers the area affected by the March 2nd tornado. Address: