Yearly archives for 2008

Three earn GIS professional credentials; staff now includes five with certifi...

Three members of NKAPC’s staff received notification recently that their applications for GIS credentials were approved by the certification institute of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). The three join 49 in the Commonwealth and approximately 2,500 in the US and abroad who have earned this status. Recipients of the GISP credential (geographic […]

Staff completes GPS-based inventory of physical assets for Kenton Fiscal Cour...

Do you know how many culverts, guardrails, and regulatory road signs are located along Kenton County’s 130+ maintained roadways? Kenton County Fiscal Court knows the answer, as well as the exact longitude and latitude for each now that NKAPC’s engineering staff has completed a county-wide inventory of these assets. “This inventory was something the county […]

GIS staffer elected president of KAMP; will serve organization for two years

Christy Powell, senior specialist in NKAPC’s GIS administration department, was recently elected to the highest office of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP). She will serve this next year as president-elect and the following year as president. “KAMP is fairly new,” said Powell. “It was founded in 2003 as a service organization promoting mapping […]

LINK-GIS completes updating process; new aerial photography available online

A collaborative effort between Photo Science of Lexington and NKAPC’s LINK-GIS department ended this week when GIS staff loaded new photographic data into the system. A year in the making, the new digital data will provide LINK-GIS users new aerial images and more accurate terrain information in addition to other updated features in Kenton and […]

Staff readies new aerial photography for in-house and online GIS mapping

LINK-GIS will soon include updated aerial photographs as part of its hundreds of layers of information. NKAPC staff is nearing completion of work with Photo Science of Lexington to make available detailed aerial photography of Campbell and Kenton Counties taken last year. The new photography is expected to be ready by the end of next […]

GIS, planning staffs provide technical support for upcoming 2010 census

Area Planning’s GIS and long-range planning staffs are helping local governments and the US Census Bureau prepare for the 2010 US Census.  Local budget coffers are the intended recipients of staff’s work. “The Local Update of Census Addresses Program is a nationwide effort by the US Census Bureau to update address lists prior to the […]

Software giant selects Area Planning as beta test Site for new program upgrad...

Like almost every other GIS (geographic information system) provider in the world, NKAPC’s electronic mapping and online website run on ESRI software—more specifically ArcGIS 9.2. Unlike most other providers, Area Planning’s mapping staff will assist the software giant in testing version 9.3 of the software before its public release. “ESRI will use approximately 500 beta […]

Permitting Process Will Be Made Easier with Public Portal to Online Mapping

NKAPC is making the permit process one step easier for do-it-yourself permit seekers and others who want to avail themselves of a new service. Staff recently set up a computer portal at the Commission’s permit desk that accesses LINK-GIS data to create site plans for proposed building projects. “We’ve created an easy-to-use GIS program that […]

Work Under Way to Protect Integrity of Northern Kentucky’s GIS Monuments

NKAPC contracted with consulting firm Woolpert recently to update the Northern Kentucky Control Network in Campbell and Kenton Counties. The effort will replace those monuments that have been damaged and will densify the network with new monuments. Monuments are used to mark exact locations on the face of the earth using degrees of longitude and […]