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 be useful in many ways.
“Aside from having the most up-to-date information for mapping purposes, this new information will be extremely helpful to emergency management,” said Trisha Brush, Deputy Director for GIS Administration. “It will make it easier for emergency responders to find an address or a location in a short period of time.”
In GIS terms, street network data typically include the centerline of roads and streets and address ranges for properties along them. This allows GIS users to enter an address and the computer system will provide a map showing the general location of the property.
“Campbell County’s street network data included lines without address information,” said Brush. “Its usefulness was limited.”
“NKAPC is working closely with the Campbell County GIS partnership,” said Brush. “We have finished mapping Bellevue and Dayton and will eventually complete all cities and unincorporated areas in Campbell County.”
The Campbell County GIS partnership consists of Sanitation District #1 of Northern Kentucky, the Northern Kentucky Water District, Campbell County Fiscal Court, and the Campbell County Property Valuation Administrator.
“Everything is going as planned,” said Brush. “We’re right on track with where we should be to complete the project by the end of August.”