Posts in category Outreach

Lexington, NKAPC Staffs Collaborate on Database Integration Efforts

What started as a simple peer-to-peer visit four years ago has become an ongoing collaboration between NKAPC planning staff and their counterparts with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Lexington’s planners visited NKAPC most recently in early December. “Several of their planners were looking at tracking some subdivision, zoning, and historic issues when they contacted us […]

Senior Staffer Will Teach Fall Semester Geography Class Focused on GIS at NKU

Senior GIS Specialist Christy Davis has accepted an invitation to teach a class at Northern Kentucky University this fall semester. The subject matter will be geographic information systems, a topic about which she knows a good deal. “The invitation came about following a discussion I had with Dr. Metz (head of NKU’s history and geography […]

GIS Technology Shows Campbell County Students Value, Relevance of Algebra

NKAPC began introducing GIS technology into local classrooms in 2002 as part of GIS Day and National Geography Week. Staff initiated the effort in Kenton County by targeting all freshman social studies classes. This year the program expanded to include Campbell County Middle School where the target was eighth grade algebra students. “The algebra class […]

GIS Staff Begins ‘Shadowing’ Program With Louisville-Jefferson Counterparts

Area Planning’s GIS staff members and their counterparts with the Louisville-Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) have begun an informal job shadowing program. The idea to pursue the initiative resulted from a casual conversation between two professionals and included two goals: learning from colleagues; and, building professional relationships. “I was at LOJIC recently and commented to […]

GIS Staff Helps Parents Keep Track of Offenders in Their Neighborhoods

NKAPC’s GIS staff recently completed a visual aid to help Campbell and Kenton County parents view where convicted predators live. Previously, parents could only view a long list of the offenders’ addresses which often proved difficult for many to comprehend. “Our new service allows residents to see where sex offenders live in relation to their […]

Sharing Data – Local Governments Set the Standard

 

Kenton County Leads Way in Brownfield Development