Posts in category Outreach

LINK-GIS website training dates announced

Three training events for the Link-GIS website have been announced for the month of March 2010. March 4, 2010 – Tour the new Link-GIS website! Two instructional sessions – 9:00 and 11:00AM Campbell County Fiscal Court Commission Chambers 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport March 5, 2010 – Hands on training for the new Link-GIS website! Two […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

GIS staffer elected president of KAMP; will serve organization for two years

Christy Powell, senior specialist in NKAPC’s GIS administration department, was recently elected to the highest office of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP). She will serve this next year as president-elect and the following year as president. “KAMP is fairly new,” said Powell. “It was founded in 2003 as a service organization promoting mapping […]

GIS, planning staffs provide technical support for upcoming 2010 census

Area Planning’s GIS and long-range planning staffs are helping local governments and the US Census Bureau prepare for the 2010 US Census.  Local budget coffers are the intended recipients of staff’s work. “The Local Update of Census Addresses Program is a nationwide effort by the US Census Bureau to update address lists prior to the […]

Permitting Process Will Be Made Easier with Public Portal to Online Mapping

NKAPC is making the permit process one step easier for do-it-yourself permit seekers and others who want to avail themselves of a new service. Staff recently set up a computer portal at the Commission’s permit desk that accesses LINK-GIS data to create site plans for proposed building projects. “We’ve created an easy-to-use GIS program that […]