Posts in category Outreach

NKYmapLAB initiative celebrates first year, expands into new analyses

The Northern Kentucky mapLAB (NKYmapLAB) initiative wrapped up its’ first year of projects last month, producing 11 high-quality poster map displays, and eight Story Maps. Story Maps are online multi-media applications that allow users to interact with maps, images, videos, embedded websites, and other documents (think PDFs). NKYmapLAB projects help local leaders and citizens better […]

GIS staff pursues roadshow highlighting capabilities of new website

Dozens of people across Northern Kentucky use the LINK-GIS map viewer on a daily basis for business or personal applications. With the system’s new release, users can now access the viewer’s interactive maps on their mobile devices. “I have to tell you that I don’t know that I’d be able to do half of what […]

Gov. Beshear declares October 12th the beginning of GIS Week

The importance of the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for the Commonwealth was highlighted by Gov. Steve Beshear’s declaration of October 12-16, 2015 as GIS Week. The Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) fosters the understanding and improvement of the management and use of geospatial information throughout the Commonwealth in all levels of government, […]

NKYmapLAB initiative illustrates local issues, importance of GIS

PDS’ Northern Kentucky Map Lab (NKYmapLAB) initiative that was begun earlier this year is quickly developing a wealth of illustrative looks at Kenton County issues. They range from Baseball Across Northern Kentucky (a tie in to Major League Baseball’s 2015 All Star Game) to an analysis of tree canopy across the county. NKYmapLAB’s goal is […]

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 […]

STEM: Ripe for the picking

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Girls Day Out,” Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outing for girls of junior high age on June 27th. Six companies in the area along with PDS participated in the event: ATech Training, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, Duke Energy, Delta, Messer Construction, and Toyota Motor Engineering & […]

Staff Provides Hands-on GIS Support for NKU, TMC Students

Helping users get the most of their interactions with LINK-GIS has always been a goal of NKAPC staffers.  During the month of November, they stepped up their efforts and took to the road for several technical venues. Christy Powell, GISP, Senior GIS Programmer, and Joe Busemeyer, GISP, Principal GIS Programmer led hands-on workshops for those […]

Senior GIS Specialist Speaks at KACo Regarding NextGen 9-1-1

How does Next Generation 9-1-1 differ from our current Enhanced 9-1-1?  Why do we need to understand the difference?  These questions are what NKAPC staff member Tom East was asked to explain to the 39th Annual Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Conference held last month at the Galt House in Louisville. East, a senior GIS […]

Staff Participates in Disaster Preparedness Exercise

During the past two months, three GIS personnel from NKAPC were trained to assist emergency responders during emergencies while a fourth staff member participated in a regional training exercise using these same tools. “We have found GIS mapping to be one of the most important tools needed when responding to a major disaster: centralized, readily […]

Piner Tornado: One Year Later

Tri-State Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) has released a one year later report about the March 2, 2012 tornado.  LinkGIS staff member Kathy Stephens is serving on COAD.  A map LinkGIS produced with before and after aerial photography was used during the meeting.  To see a clip from the meeting and for more information, […]