Posts tagged ESRI

Annual Esri conference provides opportunities for staff to shine

Five members of PDS’ team achieved considerable attention during the annual Esri conference held recently in San Diego. Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) is an international GIS software company that invites its users to share examples of their work at its annual user conference. Over 16,000 GIS professionals from around the world attended. Three team […]

In-house GIS collaboration earns Esri Special Achievement Award

Esri, the worldwide leader in GIS software and technology, announced last month that PDS’ Planning and GIS departments will be honored this summer with a 2017 Special Achievement in GIS award. PDS’ ongoing use of innovative ideas and multi-media methods to communicate stories, comprehensive planning initiatives, and site-readiness selections for economic development prompted the award. […]

LINK-GIS featured in online Government Executive Publication

Esri (pronounced ez-ree), the world-wide leader in GIS software, asked PDS staff recently if it could interview and showcase PDS’ GIS story. Esri first noticed the agency’s pioneering work while it was featured at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference last April in Phoenix. The Kenton County Plan4Health story map was the focus of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Software giant selects Area Planning as beta test Site for new program upgrad...

Like almost every other GIS (geographic information system) provider in the world, NKAPC’s electronic mapping and online website run on ESRI software—more specifically ArcGIS 9.2. Unlike most other providers, Area Planning’s mapping staff will assist the software giant in testing version 9.3 of the software before its public release. “ESRI will use approximately 500 beta […]

LINK-GIS Visioning Workshop Sets Stage for Improvements to System

Several dozen officials from organizations and agencies participating in LINK-GIS met for two days last month to envision the system’s future. Besides the partner organizations that built and fund the computer mapping system, the audience included some of its heaviest users. “Officials from ESRI’s (Environmental Systems Research Institute) office in St. Louis facilitated the workshop,” […]

LINK-GIS Earns Global ESRI Award

Only One in Kentucky The NKAPC is Kentucky’s sole recipient of the 2005 Special Achievement in GIS award for LINK-GIS’ efforts in fostering regional cooperation. LINK-GIS received the award on NKAPC’s behalf at the 25th Annual Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference in San Diego on July 27. It was selected from more than […]

Sharing Data – Local Governments Set the Standard