Posts in category Collaboration

Regional use of tool for road construction coordination saves tax-, rate-paye...

Well into its first year of use, NKAPC’s online tool that allows jurisdictions and utilities to coordinate road construction and maintenance projects is proving to be very successful and saving participants a lot of money. Currently, the Kenton and Campbell County Fiscal Courts, a number of cities in each county, the water and sanitation districts, […]

Kenton, Campbell Fiscal Courts enact ordinances to protect GIS monuments

Several hundred thousand dollars were spent nearly ten years ago to establish a recognized GIS monument network across Northern Kentucky. As time passed and NKAPC staff and others monitored the condition of the Kenton and Campbell County monuments, they witnessed destruction of several of them. Kenton and Campbell Fiscal Courts responded recently with ordinances that […]

LINK-GIS partnership expands focus; offers Pictometry to local governments

The LINK-GIS partnership signed contracts recently with Pictometry International Corp. for new aerial images of Campbell and Kenton Counties. When uploaded into its system, these new digital images will provide jurisdictions in both counties with two ways to view their territories—the traditional bird’s-eye view and now a 3D view. Pictometry captures high-resolution images obliquely—or from […]

Staff provides technical assistance to local governments for 2010 US Census

Final preparations are underway for the 2010 census. The US Census Bureau and local governments across the nation are checking their maps to assure that everything is up to date and ready to go. For NKAPC staff, this means completing the Local Update of Census Addresses process for Kenton and Pendleton Counties and the City […]

LINK-GIS/Erlanger collaboration earns recognition for city’s dispatch service

NKAPC’s collaboration with Erlanger’s emergency dispatch service has garnered some international attention. So much so, in fact, that Steve Castor, director of communications for the emergency dispatch center traveled to Paris, France recently to share the technology with departments there. The buzz involves Erlanger’s use of crime-mapping and reporting software, which provides real-time data for […]

LINK-GIS partnership readies online tool to facilitate road construction coor...

Frustrated by road construction projects that tear up brand new pavement? Want to see tax dollars and monthly utility payments go further? You’re not alone. The LINK-GIS partnership is working to implement an online tool that will cut down on road construction-related frustration. It will also help stretch the dollars residents pay for utility service […]

Link-GIS among those invited to participate in Library of Congress preservati...

How does a venerable institution like the Library of Congress develop standards for archiving and preserving digital mapping data? By asking those professionals who work with it on a daily basis. “Kentucky officials invited two local agencies—NKAPC’s LinkGIS and Louisville Metro’s LOJIC—to assist them in their recommendations to the feds,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, NKAPC’s […]

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, 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 […]

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 […]