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“Impressive” data and expertise aid tree canopy study

The Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council was awarded a grant from the U.S. Forest Service in December 2013 to develop land classifications and forest canopy data for Kenton, Campbell, and Boone counties. This data will be used to develop tree planting plans for several areas in the region and can be used as […]

GIS Provides Much-Needed Analysis Support for Redistricting

The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission is tasked with redrawing legislative districts every ten years in conjunction with federal census results.  With legislative districts changing and population shifting, voting precincts too must change and shift to match new legislative boundaries. LRC (the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission), pursuant to KRS 7.550, is charged with maintaining and continuously […]

NKAPC Work Prepares Covington for Sidewalk Repairs

Sidewalk reconstruction began last week in Latonia. The city’s contractor began replacing sidewalks with the lowest condition rating based on a citywide assessment of sidewalks that was conducted by NKAPC staff. The assessment prioritized sidewalks with significant tree root damage, cracking, and crumbling. The Latonia portion of the project is estimated to be completed during […]

Staff Provides Hands-on GIS Support for NKU, TMC Students

Helping users get the most of their interactions with LINK-GIS has always been a goal of NKAPC staffers.  During the month of November, they stepped up their efforts and took to the road for several technical venues. Christy Powell, GISP, Senior GIS Programmer, and Joe Busemeyer, GISP, Principal GIS Programmer led hands-on workshops for those […]

New Sidewalk Inventory Provides Valuable Information

NKAPC staff undertook and completed a county-wide sidewalk inventory earlier this year.  Locations of all sidewalks, pathways, trails, and crosswalks were documented along with materials to the extent that they can be determined from aerial imagery. This information has already proven valuable in various planning projects including assessment of existing conditions for the Direction 2030 […]

Staff Participates in Disaster Preparedness Exercise

During the past two months, three GIS personnel from NKAPC were trained to assist emergency responders during emergencies while a fourth staff member participated in a regional training exercise using these same tools. “We have found GIS mapping to be one of the most important tools needed when responding to a major disaster: centralized, readily […]

Staff Pursues Kenton County Sidewalk Inventory

Most areas of urbanized Kenton County are served by sidewalks on one or both sides of the street. While this is due largely to local requirements for construction of sidewalks on both sides of the street, no data are available currently on where sidewalks exist. That’s about to change. A comprehensive inventory of sidewalks in […]

Piner Tornado: One Year Later

Tri-State Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) has released a one year later report about the March 2, 2012 tornado.  LinkGIS staff member Kathy Stephens is serving on COAD.  A map LinkGIS produced with before and after aerial photography was used during the meeting.  To see a clip from the meeting and for more information, […]

Aerial Photos of Tornado Damage

The GIS staff has created a website that allows the user to compare aerial photography in the Piner area from 2010 and March 2012.  The photography covers the area affected by the March 2nd tornado. Address: http://linkgis.org/tornado/

Let the flakes fly! New GIS tool will help residents know the status of local...

Though the weather outside is frightful, LINK-GIS users in Kenton County will soon have a tool that is so delightful! With the click of the mouse, they will be able to find the work status of snow and ice removal crews for roads they travel during a snow event. Chris Warneford, Kenton County’s public works […]