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BOONE COUNTY
PLANNING COMMISSION

GIS SERVICES DIVISION
3rd Floor, Administration Building
2950 Washington St, Rm 317
P.O. Box 958
Burlington, KY 41005

(P) 859.334.2196
(F) 859.334.2264

39° 01' 40.961" N
84° 43' 22.768" W

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: HOW DO I GO ABOUT ORDERING A HARD-COPY MAP?

A: You can simply click the Map Request link on the left and follow the directions. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the planining commission and ask to talk to someone in the GIS Services Division, 859-334-2196 or send an email to bcgis@boonecountyky.org.

Q: HOW DO I GO ABOUT ORDERING DIGITAL DATA?

A: You can simply click on the Digital Data Request link on the left and follow the directions. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the planning commission and ask to talk to someone in the GIS Services Division, 859.334.2196 or send an email to bcgis@boonecountyky.org.

Q: HOW OFTEN DO WE ACQUIRE NEW AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY?

A: We typically have the entire county flown every five years to acquire new aerial photos. We sometimes have the "developed areas" flown every 2-3 years because of the county's extraordinary growth. Please feel free to check out our Aerial Digital Orthoimagery Guide for more information.

Q: WHERE IS BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY?

A: We are located in Northern Kentucky... We are the northern-most county in the Commonwealth. We are located southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio, across the Ohio River.

Q: WHAT IS A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)?

A: The use of computers and personnel to store, create, maintain, and analyze data in a GIS environment. The aforementioned data usually consist of geographic data (...which can be found in the real-world) and attribute data (...which can be found in a database or information system).

Q: WHAT CAN I DO WITH BOONE COUNTY GIS?

A: Below are the top four uses for Boone County GIS:
...you may want to purchase a GIS Map of your property.
...you may want to purchase GIS Data for a building or improvement project.
...you may want to use our free Internet Mapping sites.
...you may want to download a map from our Map Gallery.

Q: HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT GIS AND MAPPING?

A: Simple, you can call the Boone County Planning Commission at 859.334.2196 or you can email the Planning Commission at bcgis@boonecountyky.org. We will be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have about GIS & mapping.

Q: WHAT XY-COORDINATE SYSTEM (HORIZONTAL) DOES BOONE COUNTY GIS USE?

A: NAD 1983 (NAD83) StatePlane Kentucky North FIPS 1601 (US Feet)

Q: WHAT Z-COORDINATE SYSTEM (VERTICAL) DOES BOONE COUNTY GIS USE?

A: North American Vertical Datum 1988 (NAVD88) (US Feet)