Posts in category Technology

Access 30+ pieces of detailed property information with a single click

LINK-GIS’ new map viewer tool was put into service recently. Following an effort to beef up the information available with one click of the mouse, Map Viewer will now serve up numerous levels of property information in a quick, simple, and concise manner. “One of our top priorities was to pull information from many sources […]

LINK-GIS maps now useable on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices

Stating the obvious, time flies in the world of technology. In the six years since the last major update of the LINK-GIS website, many things in the world of technology have changed. Back then the iPhone was on its 3G release. Android devices had been on the market for less than a year. And, the […]

Expanding the Reach of LINK-GIS through new Map Viewer Platform

In the six years since LINK-GIS’s last major update of the map viewer, many things have changed. The iPhone was on the 3G release. Android devices had hit market less than a year before. The iPad didn’t even exist. Now, according to the Pew Research Center, around 64% of American adults own a smartphone. A […]

Delivery of GIS data provides community with tree canopy inventory

A recent grant from the USDA Forest Service through the Kentucky Division of Forestry to the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry Council has provided LINK-GIS partners with high resolution data on tree cover. SavATree, in collaboration with the University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Laboratory, mapped Northern Kentucky’s land cover. “We’re pleased to receive these […]

LINK-GIS partners receive final delivery of 2014 aerial photography

To update the April 2014 edition of this newsletter, new aerial imagery of Kenton and Campbell Counties captured for LINK-GIS partners this spring has now been completely delivered. The new imagery provides some of the most detailed views of these counties ever seen. It also includes the capability to measure the vertical heights of buildings, […]

Know your boundaries: GIS and GPS saves local county thousands

When looking for a summer treat, Rocky Road ice cream may come to mind, but a true rocky road is never a treat. Pendleton County Public Works Director Tim Antrobus received a call from an adjoining county inquiring about road repairs on Oscar Spradling Road. Oscar Spradling had turned into a “rocky road” and the […]

“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 […]

Staff Develop App for Collection of Field Data Using GIS

Integrating field-collected data seamlessly into the LINK-GIS system has been a long-held goal for NKAPC staff members.  Now, new software from Esri gives GIS Department members the ability to roll out applications to anyone with a smartphone or tablet with GPS capabilities. Christy Powell, GISP, NKAPC’s Senior GIS Programmer has created two projects to show […]

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 […]