Yearly archives for 2007

Updated Floodplain Maps, Zoning Regs Underway for Kenton Co. Jurisdictions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Water working with NKAPC staff work toward the development, release, and implementation of new floodplain maps for Kenton County. Updated zoning regulations recently approved by the Kenton County Planning Commission will complement the new mapping and provide added protection to the County’s floodplains. “Kenton […]

GIS Staff Provides Technical Assistance for E-911 Emergency Dispatch Services

As part of its ongoing collaboration with E-911 dispatch services in Campbell, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties, NKAPC’s GIS staff recently provided updated mapping information to the State that will result in dollars flowing from Frankfort to those dispatch centers. A substantial portion of the cost of providing E-911 service comes from fees paid by everyone […]

GIS Staff, Pendleton County Officials Collaborate on Reverse-911 Program

NKAPC’s GIS staff and Pendleton County Fiscal Court are nearing completion of a GIS-based Reverse-911 system. Reverse-911 provides a way for emergency management services to contact people who live in a certain geographic area in case of emergency. “Reverse-911 is a great way for officials to warn people of imminent danger,” said Joe Busemeyer, one […]

Kenton Fiscal Court, NKAPC to Pursue Assets Management Program with GPS

Kenton County Fiscal Court and NKAPC’s GIS staff are pursuing an assets management effort. The result of the collaboration will be a database that public works’ personnel can use to track maintenance activities and costs for each of the county’s assets as well as a highly accurate digital map that identifies the location of each. […]

LINK-GIS Partnership Approves New Operating and Financing Agreements

After almost 25 years and considerable growth in its operations, Northern Kentucky’s LINK-GIS is operating under new partnership accords. Interlocal agreements creating separate LINK-GIS partnerships for Campbell and Kenton Counties were signed recently by all parties and are awaiting signature by Kentucky’s Attorney General. The new operating agreements reflect LINK-GIS’s growing diversity and the need […]

Kenton County Library Provides Ready Access to LINK-GIS Data and Maps

Officials at the Covington branch of the Kenton County Library are working with NKAPC staff to make available easy computer access to Area Planning’s award-winning LINK-GIS. They are also learning how the computerized mapping system can assist them in serving their customers. “I met recently with (the Covington branch’s) business section head Ann Schoenenberger,” said […]

LINK-GIS to Receive Images from Spring Aerial Photography

Campbell and Kenton Counties will soon begin receiving products from NKAPC’s spring aerial photography and LiDAR efforts. Images and data from the upgrade effort could begin showing up on the LINK-GIS website as early as September. LiDAR is a new method of collecting the elevation data used to create accurate contour lines and other three […]

LINK-GIS Visioning Workshop Sets Stage for Improvements to System

Several dozen officials from organizations and agencies participating in LINK-GIS met for two days last month to envision the system’s future. Besides the partner organizations that built and fund the computer mapping system, the audience included some of its heaviest users. “Officials from ESRI’s (Environmental Systems Research Institute) office in St. Louis facilitated the workshop,” […]

LINK-GIS Contracting for Updated Aerial Photography and Other Data

 NKAPC staff is in the final steps of negotiating a contract with PhotoScience, Inc. of Lexington to provide new aerial photography and updated data for Campbell and Kenton Counties. This is the first update of information for the system since aerials were flown in 2004. The new information will be available later this year. “We’re […]

Lexington, NKAPC Staffs Collaborate on Database Integration Efforts

What started as a simple peer-to-peer visit four years ago has become an ongoing collaboration between NKAPC planning staff and their counterparts with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Lexington’s planners visited NKAPC most recently in early December. “Several of their planners were looking at tracking some subdivision, zoning, and historic issues when they contacted us […]