Airport aerial images with location intelligence at CVG International Airport
Customer Story

Frequent flyer keeps CVG airport moving

Busy airport uses up-to-date location intelligence from Nearmap.

Aug 2020 | Hebron, KY, U.S.
Nearmap helps us make sure that our mapping and base mapping — our plan and metrics from a utilities standpoint — is as accurate as possible. It gives us a real sense of what’s actually out there.
Michael Miller, CAD and GIS Specialist, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
CVG International Airport logo

It’s one of the fastest growing airports in the United States, with a massive 7,700 acres to manage. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport – known as CVG – switched to Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery to stay on top of the many rapid developments occurring on its land.

The Challenge at a glance

Current, up-to-date imagery

Naturally, the airport was already using aerial imagery, but content from a previous provider was limited to a four-year cycle for updates – simply not enough to keep pace with construction activity, additional airfield equipment and third-party projects happening on the property.

Historical before and after aerial views of airports, CVG International Airport FEB 2019 - AUG 2020 | HEBRON, KY U.S.
Aerial images and intelligence data for airports, CVG International, Kentucky AUG 2020 | HEBRON, KY U.S.
The Solution at a glance

Unlock the truth on the ground

CVG works closely with major companies developing on the airport’s land. In 2017, Amazon announced it would build its first Prime Air hub at CVG. Keeping track of third-party development is especially important given the airport must adhere to strict FAA requirements.

An airport acts as a “city within a city,” according to Brian Cobb, CVG’s Chief Innovation Officer. With over 7,000 acres (3,116 hectares) to manage, it can be challenging to keep track of every tiny detail — unless you have the right tool for the job.

Business Impact

Access rich location intelligence

The high resolution of Nearmap imagery helps CVG locate and monitor individual signs, roadways, and terminal facilities. “The granularity and the pixilation is so minor, we can actually look at the condition of the signage and the wording that’s on the signage,” Cobb said. This helps CVG maintain an accurate database for asset management.

Nearmap is also invaluable from the standpoint of safety, security, and land management. Miller has used Nearmap extensively to verify pavement markings, for environmental analysis, and utilities mapping.

CVG aerial images technology for airports AUG 2020 | HEBRON, KY U.S.
Airport construction tracking with aerial images at CVG, Kentucky
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