Yearly archives for 2006

GIS Staff Provides Pendleton County Emergency Services with GPS Data

Area Planning’s GIS department is working to assist emergency services providers in Pendleton County improve their response times. The work is being pursued under the latest of a series of professional services contracts between Pendleton County Fiscal Court and NKAPC. “I meet each year with members of the Fiscal Court to discuss what GIS projects […]

USGS Provides $20,000 Towards New Campbell, Kenton Aerial Photography

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has granted NKAPC $20,000 towards the cost of new digital orthophotography for Campbell and Kenton Counties. Orthophotos constitute the base layer of geographic information systems (GIS). Staff is developing contract plans for new photography to be flown next spring for LINK-GIS. “Bruce Bauch, the Kentucky representative for USGS, suggested that […]

Senior Staffer Will Teach Fall Semester Geography Class Focused on GIS at NKU

Senior GIS Specialist Christy Davis has accepted an invitation to teach a class at Northern Kentucky University this fall semester. The subject matter will be geographic information systems, a topic about which she knows a good deal. “The invitation came about following a discussion I had with Dr. Metz (head of NKU’s history and geography […]

GIS Technology Shows Campbell County Students Value, Relevance of Algebra

NKAPC began introducing GIS technology into local classrooms in 2002 as part of GIS Day and National Geography Week. Staff initiated the effort in Kenton County by targeting all freshman social studies classes. This year the program expanded to include Campbell County Middle School where the target was eighth grade algebra students. “The algebra class […]

GIS Staff Begins ‘Shadowing’ Program With Louisville-Jefferson Counterparts

Area Planning’s GIS staff members and their counterparts with the Louisville-Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) have begun an informal job shadowing program. The idea to pursue the initiative resulted from a casual conversation between two professionals and included two goals: learning from colleagues; and, building professional relationships. “I was at LOJIC recently and commented to […]

GIS Staff Helps Parents Keep Track of Offenders in Their Neighborhoods

NKAPC’s GIS staff recently completed a visual aid to help Campbell and Kenton County parents view where convicted predators live. Previously, parents could only view a long list of the offenders’ addresses which often proved difficult for many to comprehend. “Our new service allows residents to see where sex offenders live in relation to their […]

Steel Pin “Monuments” Important to GIS; Surveyors’ Group Agrees to Maintenanc...

Most people are familiar with the steel pins or “monuments” land surveyors put in the ground to mark corners of property lines. But, in the world of computerized mapping, these monuments can hold an even more important purpose — specific longitude and latitude coordinates on the earth’s surface. But, who decides which pins to use […]

GIS Staff Works With Campbell County Officials to Upgrade Critical Mapping Da...

Campbell County’s GIS partnership reviewed its street network data recently and realized it was not as current as it could or should be. Working with NKAPC’s GIS Administration team, the partnership committed the funds necessary to upgrade its centerline information. Work to update the data is underway now. The information gathered from this project will […]