Posts in category Data Development

Regional use of tool for road construction coordination saves tax-, rate-paye...

Well into its first year of use, NKAPC’s online tool that allows jurisdictions and utilities to coordinate road construction and maintenance projects is proving to be very successful and saving participants a lot of money. Currently, the Kenton and Campbell County Fiscal Courts, a number of cities in each county, the water and sanitation districts, […]

New features of LINK-GIS website draw speaking invitations and regional atten...

Redesigned with a fresh appearance and rebuilt with greater functionality, NKAPC’s new LINK-GIS website is drawing the attention of jurisdictions throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. The visual elements are the first thing noticed on the new page, however, it’s the website’s new My Community viewer and Online Store function that has other jurisdictions interested. […]

Kenton, Campbell Fiscal Courts enact ordinances to protect GIS monuments

Several hundred thousand dollars were spent nearly ten years ago to establish a recognized GIS monument network across Northern Kentucky. As time passed and NKAPC staff and others monitored the condition of the Kenton and Campbell County monuments, they witnessed destruction of several of them. Kenton and Campbell Fiscal Courts responded recently with ordinances that […]

LINK-GIS partnership expands focus; offers Pictometry to local governments

The LINK-GIS partnership signed contracts recently with Pictometry International Corp. for new aerial images of Campbell and Kenton Counties. When uploaded into its system, these new digital images will provide jurisdictions in both counties with two ways to view their territories—the traditional bird’s-eye view and now a 3D view. Pictometry captures high-resolution images obliquely—or from […]

Highly-accurate Link-GIS topography data wows professional surveyors’ associa...

NKAPC staff spoke at the recent annual conference of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) held in Lexington. Their subject was the highly-accurate LiDAR data that is now available for Kenton and Campbell Counties through NKAPC’s LinkGIS. “We were invited to address the KAPS conference on February 19,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, deputy director […]

Staff completes GPS-based inventory of physical assets for Kenton Fiscal Cour...

Do you know how many culverts, guardrails, and regulatory road signs are located along Kenton County’s 130+ maintained roadways? Kenton County Fiscal Court knows the answer, as well as the exact longitude and latitude for each now that NKAPC’s engineering staff has completed a county-wide inventory of these assets. “This inventory was something the county […]

LINK-GIS completes updating process; new aerial photography available online

A collaborative effort between Photo Science of Lexington and NKAPC’s LINK-GIS department ended this week when GIS staff loaded new photographic data into the system. A year in the making, the new digital data will provide LINK-GIS users new aerial images and more accurate terrain information in addition to other updated features in Kenton and […]

Staff readies new aerial photography for in-house and online GIS mapping

LINK-GIS will soon include updated aerial photographs as part of its hundreds of layers of information. NKAPC staff is nearing completion of work with Photo Science of Lexington to make available detailed aerial photography of Campbell and Kenton Counties taken last year. The new photography is expected to be ready by the end of next […]

Permitting Process Will Be Made Easier with Public Portal to Online Mapping

NKAPC is making the permit process one step easier for do-it-yourself permit seekers and others who want to avail themselves of a new service. Staff recently set up a computer portal at the Commission’s permit desk that accesses LINK-GIS data to create site plans for proposed building projects. “We’ve created an easy-to-use GIS program that […]

Work Under Way to Protect Integrity of Northern Kentucky’s GIS Monuments

NKAPC contracted with consulting firm Woolpert recently to update the Northern Kentucky Control Network in Campbell and Kenton Counties. The effort will replace those monuments that have been damaged and will densify the network with new monuments. Monuments are used to mark exact locations on the face of the earth using degrees of longitude and […]