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 dimensional products.
“We’re reviewing all the information we’ve been receiving,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, NKAPC’s deputy director for GIS administration. “We visited the Photo Science operation in Lexington the last week in April to check on the firm’s progress.”
Photo Science is the vendor pursuing the aerial photography/LiDAR project for NKAPC and LINK-GIS. “We should be receiving contact prints for reference use very soon—within a couple of weeks,” said Brush, “Then we’ll begin to review the digital film that they’ve processed.”
The use of LiDAR is a step forward for NKAPC and will be of use to many local interests.
“Land surveyors and engineers who work with land contours will see a big improvement in the product that comes from LiDAR,” said Brush, “We’re excited to see the improvement and to provide it to our users.”
Brush and her team have chosen a pilot project area in which to begin their quality control process.
“We’ll take data from that area and test it to see if the color balance is correct and make sure we’re getting what we specified in our contract with Photo Science.”
Brush and her team expect to complete the project and to have it available on the LINK-GIS website (www.linkgis.org) by the end of the year.