Posts in category Outreach

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 […]

Lexington, NKAPC Staffs Collaborate on Database Integration Efforts

What started as a simple peer-to-peer visit four years ago has become an ongoing collaboration between NKAPC planning staff and their counterparts with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Lexington’s planners visited NKAPC most recently in early December. “Several of their planners were looking at tracking some subdivision, zoning, and historic issues when they contacted us […]

Senior Staffer Will Teach Fall Semester Geography Class Focused on GIS at NKU

Senior GIS Specialist Christy Davis has accepted an invitation to teach a class at Northern Kentucky University this fall semester. The subject matter will be geographic information systems, a topic about which she knows a good deal. “The invitation came about following a discussion I had with Dr. Metz (head of NKU’s history and geography […]

GIS Technology Shows Campbell County Students Value, Relevance of Algebra

NKAPC began introducing GIS technology into local classrooms in 2002 as part of GIS Day and National Geography Week. Staff initiated the effort in Kenton County by targeting all freshman social studies classes. This year the program expanded to include Campbell County Middle School where the target was eighth grade algebra students. “The algebra class […]