Frequently Asked Questions
The LINK-GIS Partnership is an agreement among several area organizations to work cooperatively in the funding and management of a Geographic Information System for the benefit of the agencies involved and the community at large. The participating partners include: the PDS, Kenton County Property Valuation Administrator, Kenton County Fiscal Court, Sanitation District #1, Northern Kentucky Water District, Campbell County Fiscal Court, Campbell County Property Valuation Administration, Pendleton County Fiscal Court, and Pendleton County Property Valuation Administration.

GIS ( Acronym for Geographic Information System) - An integrated collection of computer software and data used to view and manage information about geographic places, analyze spatial relationships, and model spatial processes. A GIS provides a framework for gathering and organizing spatial data and related information so that it can be displayed and analyzed.

GPS ( Acronym for Global Positioning System.) A system of radio-emitting, and receiving, satellites used for determining positions on the earth. The orbiting satellites transmit signals that allow a GPS receiver anywhere on earth to calculate its own location through trilateration. Developed and operated by the U.S. Department of Defense, the system is used in navigation, mapping, surveying, and other applications in which precise positioning is necessary.

Various mapping services are available to Kenton, Campbell, Pendleton Counties.

Parcel lines

Centerlines

Roads

Building footprints

Topography

Hydrology

Water lines

Sewer lines

Zoning

City boundaries

Geology

Soils

School districts

Voting districts

Police & Fire districts

Comprehensive Plan

Land use

Aerial photography

Railroads Recreation Fences

To place an order, complete and submit this online form, or call 859.331.8980 for more information.

The GIS Department's current list of mapping services and fees are provided in this document.
Please call 859.331.8980 regarding large orders.
Maps are typically ready in one to three working days, depending on the size of the order. Same day pick-up may be available, but not guaranteed. Please allow extra time for large orders.
Kentucky State Plane North, Feet (NAD 83; 1993 HARN correction)
LINK-GIS aerial photography is acquired at 1"=100' and 1"=200' scales. Images are taken from an airplane equipped with mapping cameras. Most LINK-GIS aerial photography is in natural color, with some older photography available in black and white. No live video feeds are used to acquire these images. For more information on this process, feel free to call our office or stop by for an example.
Past flights occurred every five years, but currently LINK-GIS is on three-year flight cycles. The latest flight was in the spring of 2010.

Year

Product

Scale

Vendor

Funding

1985

Color Contact Prints

1" = 1250'

GRW

KY Transportation Cabinet

1990

Color Contact Prints

1" = 1000'

GRW

KY Transportation Cabinet

1995

B&W Contact Prints

1"=1200'

GRW

KY Transportation Cabinet

1995

Digital Orthos

15" pixels

GRW

KY Transportation Cabinet

1998

Color Contact Prints

1" = 1200'

Photoscience

NKAPC

1999

Color Contact Prints

1" = 600' & 1" = 1200'

GRW

LINK-GIS Partnership

 

Digital Orthos

6" & 12" pixels

 

LINK-GIS Partnership

2004

Digital Orthos

6" & 12" pixels

James W. Sewall Co.

LINK-GIS Partnership

2007

Digital Orthos

6" pixels

Photoscience

LINK-GIS Partnership

2010

Digital Orthos

6" pixels

Pictometry

LINK-GIS Partnership

Highest = 964’ located along Walton Nicholson Pike
Lowest = 458' at the Ohio River