The importance of the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for the Commonwealth was highlighted by Gov. Steve Beshear’s declaration of October 12-16, 2015 as GIS Week. The Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) fosters the understanding and improvement of the management and use of geospatial information throughout the Commonwealth in all levels of government, […]
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NKYmapLAB receives international recognition at Esri conference
An initiative begun in January by two members of PDS’ GIS team achieved considerable attention during the Esri annual conference held recently in San Diego. NKYmapLAB seeks to highlight the wealth of GIS data that have been collected by the LINK-GIS/Kenton County partnership since its inception in 1985. It accomplishes this by publishing a monthly […]
Senior staffer’s service nets President’s Award at annual KAMP co...
During the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals’ (KAMP) annual conference in Louisville in September, PDS Senior GIS Specialist Tom East, GISP, was awarded KAMP’s first ever President’s Award. According to the KAMP website, “This award is not presented yearly but at the discretion of the current President. This award recognizes extraordinary service to the KAMP […]
Staffer Recognized for Service to the Kentucky GIS Community
The Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) presents three awards during the annual Kentucky GIS Conference: Exemplary System, Service to KAMP, and Service to the GIS/Mapping Community. In 2013 the Service to GIS/Mapping Community award was presented to Christy Powell GISP, Senior GIS Programmer at NKAPC. In the peer-submitted nomination it was noted that Powell […]
Staff Participation at International GIS Conference Represents Partnership We...
Two offerings during the recent 2010 ESRI International User Conference included work accomplished by NKAPC’s GIS staff. One was a training session and the other was an inclusion in the conference’s 25th Anniversary Map Book. Christy Powell, GISP, one of NKAPC’s senior GIS specialists, represented NKAPC and the LINK-GIS partnership by presenting a conference session […]
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 […]
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 […]
Three earn GIS professional credentials; staff now includes five with certifi...
Three members of NKAPC’s staff received notification recently that their applications for GIS credentials were approved by the certification institute of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). The three join 49 in the Commonwealth and approximately 2,500 in the US and abroad who have earned this status. Recipients of the GISP credential (geographic […]
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 […]
Software giant selects Area Planning as beta test Site for new program upgrad...
Like almost every other GIS (geographic information system) provider in the world, NKAPC’s electronic mapping and online website run on ESRI software—more specifically ArcGIS 9.2. Unlike most other providers, Area Planning’s mapping staff will assist the software giant in testing version 9.3 of the software before its public release. “ESRI will use approximately 500 beta […]