Posts in category Data Development

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 […]

GIS Staff Helps Parents Keep Track of Offenders in Their Neighborhoods

NKAPC’s GIS staff recently completed a visual aid to help Campbell and Kenton County parents view where convicted predators live. Previously, parents could only view a long list of the offenders’ addresses which often proved difficult for many to comprehend. “Our new service allows residents to see where sex offenders live in relation to their […]

GIS Staff Works With Campbell County Officials to Upgrade Critical Mapping Da...

Campbell County’s GIS partnership reviewed its street network data recently and realized it was not as current as it could or should be. Working with NKAPC’s GIS Administration team, the partnership committed the funds necessary to upgrade its centerline information. Work to update the data is underway now. The information gathered from this project will […]

GIS Staff Reviews Standards for Excellence

The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission’s GIS department is currently working to develop and implement a comprehensive data quality strategy. The goal is to assure constituents that the GIS maps they get from NKAPC are of the highest quality possible. This project is necessary largely due to increases in technology and expectations from elected officials and […]