The LINK-GIS partnership signed contracts recently with Pictometry International Corp. for new aerial images of Campbell and Kenton Counties. When uploaded into its system, these new digital images will provide jurisdictions in both counties with two ways to view their territories—the traditional bird’s-eye view and now a 3D view. Pictometry captures high-resolution images obliquely—or from […]
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Staff provides technical assistance to local governments for 2010 US Census
Final preparations are underway for the 2010 census. The US Census Bureau and local governments across the nation are checking their maps to assure that everything is up to date and ready to go. For NKAPC staff, this means completing the Local Update of Census Addresses process for Kenton and Pendleton Counties and the City […]
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 […]
Campbell County cable television prepares to broadcast LINK-GIS video product...
Last month’s NKAPC newsletter reported that the LINK-GIS partnership and the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky had completed a 20-minute informational video on the partnership and its accomplishments. It has been broadcast numerous times since then on Insight cable channel 15 in Kenton County. In addition to that ongoing broadcast, the video will soon join […]
Partnership rolls out video production highlighting uses of GIS technology
The LINK-GIS partnership and the Telecommunication Board of Northern Kentucky recently completed a 20-minute informational video that will air on Insight cable channel 15. The video, which debuted in late October, is an updated version of a similar project completed in 2001 which has been used extensively over the years. “We needed to update the […]
LINK-GIS partnership readies online tool to facilitate road construction coor...
Frustrated by road construction projects that tear up brand new pavement? Want to see tax dollars and monthly utility payments go further? You’re not alone. The LINK-GIS partnership is working to implement an online tool that will cut down on road construction-related frustration. It will also help stretch the dollars residents pay for utility service […]
GIS website getting functional overhaul; more information will be easier to a...
The LINK-GIS website is undergoing a makeover. NKAPC contracted recently with two consulting firms to help its staff upgrade the functionality and look of the site that serves Kenton, Campbell, and Pendleton Counties. The Commission expects to put the new service online by mid fall. “The website has been online for almost five years,” said […]
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 […]
NKAPC hosts E-911 dispatch workshop aimed at mapping standards certification
Meeting mapping and database standards for certification was the topic of a recent workshop NKAPC hosted for the Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS), a state agency. CMRS is charged with administering funds for wireless emergency 911 service throughout Kentucky in accordance with state and federal regulations. Phone customers throughout Kentucky pay a fee as part […]
Highly-accurate Link-GIS topography data wows professional surveyors’ associa...
NKAPC staff spoke at the recent annual conference of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) held in Lexington. Their subject was the highly-accurate LiDAR data that is now available for Kenton and Campbell Counties through NKAPC’s LinkGIS. “We were invited to address the KAPS conference on February 19,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, deputy director […]