NEW KENT COUNTY, VA
Spatial Systems Associates (SSA) was selected by New Kent County to implement a countywide GIS. Our work began with a needs assessment to identify priority areas for action. Two major initiatives were launched in 2003 —parcel vectorization and road centerline file creation.
SSA designed both of the databases required for the project, taking care to ensure that they were compliant with state standards. Our staff created a vector parcel layer using "heads-up" digitization by which existing maps were fitted to available VGIN orthophotography. Concurrent with the vectorization process, SSA developed an application that permitted the production of tax maps to be automated.
SSA developed an attributed road centerline file based on the parcel address records for the segment ranges. SSA also developed an application that permitted the County to conveniently maintain the new data and to produce custom formatted printed map books on demand.
To demonstrate to the County the benefits of internet-based GIS functionality, SSA developed a County web site that has been in use since.