Northern Kentucky Emergency Sirens – A welcome site to a scarred lands
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: Kathy Stephens
The GIS staff and I were discussing the best way to map the area protected by the sirens. The idea and theory of using the viewshed tool to illustrate where the siren can be observed was applied, assuming that if nothing is obstructing the view then the sound should also not be blocked. A viewshed was created based on the 33 siren point layer covering the entire county. That data was clipped per a buffer of 1 mile radius around the siren points. This map was the result of that data analysis.