Posts in category Recognition

NKYmapLAB earns state award for use of technology in planning

Two simple goals drove initiation of PDS’ NKYmapLAB project: to illustrate the robust analytical capabilities of LINK-GIS and to use those capabilities to support Kenton County’s economic development program. As those goals are being realized now 18 months later, NKYmapLAB has also garnered top honors during this year’s awards program of the Kentucky Chapter of […]

Planners pick up national award for Direction 2030 plan

PDS’ planning and zoning director Emi Randall, AICP, RLA, and senior planner James Fausz, AICP, brought home a very special souvenir from the recent National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association (APA): a national award for the county’s recently-adopted comprehensive plan. Direction 2030: Your Voice. Your Choice—was the 2016 recipient of a national Award […]

GIS staffer named to NKY emergency response planning commmittee

Kathy Stephens GISP, an associate GIS specialist at PDS was appointed a member of the Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee (NKEPC) during the group’s January meeting. In making the appointment, Rodney Bell, Safety Manager for Sanitation District No.1, stated, “It’s great to have a PDS representative on board. It will provide additional capability and credibility […]

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 receives international recognition at Esri conference

An initiative begun in January by two members of PDS’ GIS team achieved considerable attention during the Esri annual conference held recently in San Diego. NKYmapLAB seeks to highlight the wealth of GIS data that have been collected by the LINK-GIS/Kenton County partnership since its inception in 1985. It accomplishes this by publishing a monthly […]

Senior staffer’s service nets President’s Award at annual KAMP co...

During the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals’ (KAMP) annual conference in Louisville in September, PDS Senior GIS Specialist Tom East, GISP, was awarded KAMP’s first ever President’s Award. According to the KAMP website, “This award is not presented yearly but at the discretion of the current President. This award recognizes extraordinary service to the KAMP […]

Staffer Recognized for Service to the Kentucky GIS Community

The Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) presents three awards during the annual Kentucky GIS Conference: Exemplary System, Service to KAMP, and Service to the GIS/Mapping Community. In 2013 the Service to GIS/Mapping Community award was presented to Christy Powell GISP, Senior GIS Programmer at NKAPC.  In the peer-submitted nomination it was noted that Powell […]

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 […]

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 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 […]