BTADD GIS/GPS DEPARTMENT
What Is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all
forms of geographically referenced information.
It is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS
technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis
benefits offered by maps. A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly
understood and easily shared.
What Is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the
U.S. Department of Defense. Originally intended for military applications,the government made the system available
for civilian use in the 1980's. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.
The 24 satellites (NAVSTAR) that make up the GPS space segment are orbiting the earth about 12,000 miles above us. They are constantly moving,
making two complete orbits in less than 24 hours. These satellites are travelling at speeds of roughly 7,000 miles an hour. GPS satellites circle
the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use triangulation to
calculate the user's exact location.The satellites
are solar powered.
911 System Administration
911 System Set-Up & Data Loading
GPS Client Subscription
GPS Data Processing
GPS Utilities Systems Points/Lines
Precision GPS Collection (Structure/Line - Point Collection)
Map Production & Printing
BTADD GIS/GPS Projects
Collection and updating of GPS road centerlines for KYTC
Water and Sewer GPS data collection
Multi-County KYTC State Primary Road System (SPRS) Data Collection
E-911 Addressing - Fleming, Lewis & Mason County
Fleming County Library Patron Geo-Referencing
Flood Plain Mapping
GPS - Points of Components for Local Utilities, such as Customer Meters
GPS - Client Subscription Updates - Fleming, Lewis & Mason County
GeoCoding Analysis of Traffic Accidents
Parks & Trails
Public Valuation Assessment (PVA) Parcel Mapping
Resources / References / Links
State and Local GIS Resources
Kentucky Cabinet of Technology
Kentucky Geographic Network
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Water Resource Information System (WRIS) Geospatial Data - Zipped in ESRI's Shapefile format and projected to
the Kentucky Single Zone Coordinate System.
Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) Utility system information -Link to system data by
District, County, City or permit name or number. This link can be used to access the web-based forms of the WRIS System database for water
and wastewater treatment systems.
GIS/GPS Software & Service Providers
GIS/GPS Informational Links
The Guide to Geographic Information Systems
USGS/GIS (National Geospatial Program)
Wikipedia: Geographic Information System