Posts in category Outreach

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, […]

Staff Participation at International GIS Conference Represents Partnership We...

Two offerings during the recent 2010 ESRI International User Conference included work accomplished by NKAPC’s GIS staff. One was a training session and the other was an inclusion in the conference’s 25th Anniversary Map Book. Christy Powell, GISP, one of NKAPC’s senior GIS specialists, represented NKAPC and the LINK-GIS partnership by presenting a conference session […]

New features of LINK-GIS website draw speaking invitations and regional atten...

Redesigned with a fresh appearance and rebuilt with greater functionality, NKAPC’s new LINK-GIS website is drawing the attention of jurisdictions throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. The visual elements are the first thing noticed on the new page, however, it’s the website’s new My Community viewer and Online Store function that has other jurisdictions interested. […]

Staffer will teach GIS technology at NKU middle school emerging technologies ...

NKAPC staffer Kyle Snyder will expand NKAPC’s GIS outreach program this summer when he teams up with NKU’s Center for Integrated Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) to teach a half-day summer camp the week of June 28 through July 2. Snyder, a principal GIS specialist at NKAPC, plans to share the topic and a hands-on […]

Using Web Based GIS Data: 101

Are you a real estate appraiser?  The Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board has approved NKAPC’s GIS staff to teach “Using Web Based GIS Data: 101” for 4.00 Hours of continuing education credit.  This hands-on class features the linkgis.org website and the myCommunity viewer.  The class will be taught on June 15th from 8:00 a.m. – […]