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Fiscal Court declares GIS Day in Kenton County

Kenton County Judge-Executive Kris Knochelmann and County Commissioners Beth Sewell, Jon Draud, and Joe Nienaber presented PDS staff with a GIS proclamation during their November 14, 2017 Fiscal Court meeting. The proclamation recognized Wednesday, November 15, 2017 as GIS Day in Kenton County. Louis Hill, AICP, GISP, Geospatial Data Analyst, and Ryan Hermann, Associate GIS […]

PDS services now include photography from ‘unmanned aerial vehicle’

PDS recently added video and photography capabilities from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the services available to all Kenton County jurisdictions. Photos, videos, ortho-mosaics, 3D renderings, elevation profiles, volume calculations, digital terrain models, digital surface models, emergency services, accident reconstructions, and search and rescue flights are now available through its One Stop Shop Program. […]

LINK-GIS is an ever-growing treasure trove of geospatial data

LINK-GIS is all about data. Thirty-two years’ worth of data. Fourteen terabytes of data… a number that grows incrementally each day as the world changes around us. Consider this: ·        Over 2017 PDS processed 954 building permits; each new building prompts changes to GIS data. ·        PDS inspected 7,540 linear feet of surface asphalt and […]

GIS staff takes on keeping RoW management data up to date

PDS’ GIS staff believes so strongly in the capabilities of a software program that it’s committed to inputting local data to help Kenton and Campbell jurisdictions save precious tax dollars. Staff members are reaching out now to the counties, the municipalities, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for their 2018 pavement projects so they can be […]

NKYmapLAB product highlights Latonia ‘complete street’ proposal

The newest NKYmapLAB project explores ‘complete street’ improvements along Winston Avenue in Covington’s Latonia neighborhood. The project was released as part of National Community Planning Month, which is celebrated each October by the American Planning Association and its 50,000+ members. A ‘complete street’ is designed to accommodate all modes of travel: bicyclists, pedestrians, mass transit, […]

Maintaining master address database is critical and frustrating work

Have you ever mistakenly received someone else’s mail or had a package delivered that wasn’t yours because your address was similar to the address on the label? Does your street name end in “Drive” while another identically-named street ends in “Road”? These are just two of many addressing situations causing problems for people every day. […]

Two staffers elected to posts at the state and national levels

Two PDS staff members were honored earlier this month with votes of professional affirmation from their peers. Jeff Bechtold, Senior Building Official, and James Fausz, AICP, Long-Range Planning Manager, were elected to positions of leadership within their professional spheres. Bechtold was re-elected to a three-year term as director at large of the International Codes Council […]

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 […]

GIS partners pursue visioning session, establish new priorities

Since its inception in the mid-1980s, LINK-GIS has become a vast warehouse of spatial data for the community and a core technology that supports many mission-critical public services. These facts were the central focus of a day-long visioning session held in late June at the GE Global Operations Center in Cincinnati. The system’s growth and […]