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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 […]

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 […]

New LINK-GIS Map Viewer for finding Precinct and Polling Locations

The Voting Information map shows the precincts and polling locations in Campbell, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties. This easy to use map allows the user to search polling locations by clicking on precincts on the map or search by precinct name in the Find Polling Location.

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, […]

Access 30+ pieces of detailed property information with a single click

LINK-GIS’ new map viewer tool was put into service recently. Following an effort to beef up the information available with one click of the mouse, Map Viewer will now serve up numerous levels of property information in a quick, simple, and concise manner. “One of our top priorities was to pull information from many sources […]

GIS staff provides data to KY CMRS Board, brings $1.1M back to NKY

As part of its ongoing collaboration with E9-1-1 dispatch services in Campbell, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties, PDS’ GIS staff recently submitted Public Safety Access Point geographic boundary data to the state. This work by staff will result in $1.1 million in funding flowing from Frankfort to those dispatch centers. A substantial portion of the cost […]

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 […]

LINK-GIS maps now useable on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices

Stating the obvious, time flies in the world of technology. In the six years since the last major update of the LINK-GIS website, many things in the world of technology have changed. Back then the iPhone was on its 3G release. Android devices had been on the market for less than a year. And, the […]

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 […]