Posts in category Data Development

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 […]

Updated Floodplain Maps, Zoning Regs Underway for Kenton Co. Jurisdictions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Water working with NKAPC staff work toward the development, release, and implementation of new floodplain maps for Kenton County. Updated zoning regulations recently approved by the Kenton County Planning Commission will complement the new mapping and provide added protection to the County’s floodplains. “Kenton […]

Kenton Fiscal Court, NKAPC to Pursue Assets Management Program with GPS

Kenton County Fiscal Court and NKAPC’s GIS staff are pursuing an assets management effort. The result of the collaboration will be a database that public works’ personnel can use to track maintenance activities and costs for each of the county’s assets as well as a highly accurate digital map that identifies the location of each. […]

LINK-GIS to Receive Images from Spring Aerial Photography

Campbell and Kenton Counties will soon begin receiving products from NKAPC’s spring aerial photography and LiDAR efforts. Images and data from the upgrade effort could begin showing up on the LINK-GIS website as early as September. LiDAR is a new method of collecting the elevation data used to create accurate contour lines and other three […]

LINK-GIS Contracting for Updated Aerial Photography and Other Data

 NKAPC staff is in the final steps of negotiating a contract with PhotoScience, Inc. of Lexington to provide new aerial photography and updated data for Campbell and Kenton Counties. This is the first update of information for the system since aerials were flown in 2004. The new information will be available later this year. “We’re […]

GIS Staff Provides Pendleton County Emergency Services with GPS Data

Area Planning’s GIS department is working to assist emergency services providers in Pendleton County improve their response times. The work is being pursued under the latest of a series of professional services contracts between Pendleton County Fiscal Court and NKAPC. “I meet each year with members of the Fiscal Court to discuss what GIS projects […]

USGS Provides $20,000 Towards New Campbell, Kenton Aerial Photography

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has granted NKAPC $20,000 towards the cost of new digital orthophotography for Campbell and Kenton Counties. Orthophotos constitute the base layer of geographic information systems (GIS). Staff is developing contract plans for new photography to be flown next spring for LINK-GIS. “Bruce Bauch, the Kentucky representative for USGS, suggested that […]