Posts in category Outreach

Partnership rolls out video production highlighting uses of GIS technology

The LINK-GIS partnership and the Telecommunication Board of Northern Kentucky recently completed a 20-minute informational video that will air on Insight cable channel 15. The video, which debuted in late October, is an updated version of a similar project completed in 2001 which has been used extensively over the years. “We needed to update the […]

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 […]

NKAPC hosts E-911 dispatch workshop aimed at mapping standards certification

Meeting mapping and database standards for certification was the topic of a recent workshop NKAPC hosted for the Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS), a state agency. CMRS is charged with administering funds for wireless emergency 911 service throughout Kentucky in accordance with state and federal regulations. Phone customers throughout Kentucky pay a fee as part […]

Highly-accurate Link-GIS topography data wows professional surveyors’ associa...

NKAPC staff spoke at the recent annual conference of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) held in Lexington. Their subject was the highly-accurate LiDAR data that is now available for Kenton and Campbell Counties through NKAPC’s LinkGIS. “We were invited to address the KAPS conference on February 19,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, deputy director […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GIS Staff Provides Technical Assistance for E-911 Emergency Dispatch Services

As part of its ongoing collaboration with E-911 dispatch services in Campbell, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties, NKAPC’s GIS staff recently provided updated mapping information to the State that will result in dollars flowing from Frankfort to those dispatch centers. A substantial portion of the cost of providing E-911 service comes from fees paid by everyone […]

GIS Staff, Pendleton County Officials Collaborate on Reverse-911 Program

NKAPC’s GIS staff and Pendleton County Fiscal Court are nearing completion of a GIS-based Reverse-911 system. Reverse-911 provides a way for emergency management services to contact people who live in a certain geographic area in case of emergency. “Reverse-911 is a great way for officials to warn people of imminent danger,” said Joe Busemeyer, one […]

Kenton County Library Provides Ready Access to LINK-GIS Data and Maps

Officials at the Covington branch of the Kenton County Library are working with NKAPC staff to make available easy computer access to Area Planning’s award-winning LINK-GIS. They are also learning how the computerized mapping system can assist them in serving their customers. “I met recently with (the Covington branch’s) business section head Ann Schoenenberger,” said […]