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Access 30+ pieces of detailed property information with a single click

LINK-GIS’ new map viewer tool was put into service recently. Following an effort to beef up the information available with one click of the mouse, Map Viewer will now serve up numerous levels of property information in a quick, simple, and concise manner. “One of our top priorities was to pull information from many sources […]

GIS staff provides data to KY CMRS Board, brings $1.1M back to NKY

As part of its ongoing collaboration with E9-1-1 dispatch services in Campbell, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties, PDS’ GIS staff recently submitted Public Safety Access Point geographic boundary data to the state. This work by staff will result in $1.1 million in funding flowing from Frankfort to those dispatch centers. A substantial portion of the cost […]

LINK-GIS maps now useable on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices

Stating the obvious, time flies in the world of technology. In the six years since the last major update of the LINK-GIS website, many things in the world of technology have changed. Back then the iPhone was on its 3G release. Android devices had been on the market for less than a year. And, the […]

Expanding the Reach of LINK-GIS through new Map Viewer Platform

In the six years since LINK-GIS’s last major update of the map viewer, many things have changed. The iPhone was on the 3G release. Android devices had hit market less than a year before. The iPad didn’t even exist. Now, according to the Pew Research Center, around 64% of American adults own a smartphone. A […]

Analytics, economic development to be focus of NKY mapLAB initiative

Recognizing that a good map can often inform an audience better than a voluminous spreadsheet of geographical data, PDS last month launched Northern Kentucky mapLAB. The initiative seeks to accomplish two critical goals: illustrate the robust analytical capabilities of LINK-GIS; and, use those capabilities to support Kenton County’s economic development program. Products of the program […]

Delivery of GIS data provides community with tree canopy inventory

A recent grant from the USDA Forest Service through the Kentucky Division of Forestry to the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council has provided LINK-GIS partners with high resolution data on tree cover. SavATree, in collaboration with the University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Laboratory, mapped Northern Kentucky’s land cover. “We’re pleased to receive these […]

GIS department provides HBA information on available subdivision lots

The PDS GIS department worked closely recently with the Homebuilders Association of Northern Kentucky (HBA) on a project to determine the number of “finished” subdivided lots in Kenton County. Finished lots are vacant lots ready to be sold but without an existing structure. Additional lot definitions utilized in this project fell under several categories: lots […]

Know your boundaries: GIS and GPS saves local county thousands

When looking for a summer treat, Rocky Road ice cream may come to mind, but a true rocky road is never a treat. Pendleton County Public Works Director Tim Antrobus received a call from an adjoining county inquiring about road repairs on Oscar Spradling Road. Oscar Spradling had turned into a “rocky road” and the […]

Duke Energy, NKAPC collaborate for savings on GPS training

An opportunity to coordinate training with Duke Energy and to save money in the process prompted a mapping and GPS certified training course to be held in the office of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) on May 22nd and 23rd. This training was led by a Trimble certified MGIS trainer, Jay Riester, who […]

“Impressive” data and expertise aid tree canopy study

The Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council was awarded a grant from the U.S. Forest Service in December 2013 to develop land classifications and forest canopy data for Kenton, Campbell, and Boone counties. This data will be used to develop tree planting plans for several areas in the region and can be used as […]