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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 […]

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 […]

Updated Floodplain Maps, Zoning Regs Underway for Kenton Co. Jurisdictions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Water working with NKAPC staff work toward the development, release, and implementation of new floodplain maps for Kenton County. Updated zoning regulations recently approved by the Kenton County Planning Commission will complement the new mapping and provide added protection to the County’s floodplains. “Kenton […]

GIS Staff Provides Technical Assistance for E-911 Emergency Dispatch Services

As part of its ongoing collaboration with E-911 dispatch services in Campbell, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties, NKAPC’s GIS staff recently provided updated mapping information to the State that will result in dollars flowing from Frankfort to those dispatch centers. A substantial portion of the cost of providing E-911 service comes from fees paid by everyone […]

GIS Staff, Pendleton County Officials Collaborate on Reverse-911 Program

NKAPC’s GIS staff and Pendleton County Fiscal Court are nearing completion of a GIS-based Reverse-911 system. Reverse-911 provides a way for emergency management services to contact people who live in a certain geographic area in case of emergency. “Reverse-911 is a great way for officials to warn people of imminent danger,” said Joe Busemeyer, one […]

Kenton Fiscal Court, NKAPC to Pursue Assets Management Program with GPS

Kenton County Fiscal Court and NKAPC’s GIS staff are pursuing an assets management effort. The result of the collaboration will be a database that public works’ personnel can use to track maintenance activities and costs for each of the county’s assets as well as a highly accurate digital map that identifies the location of each. […]

Kenton County Library Provides Ready Access to LINK-GIS Data and Maps

Officials at the Covington branch of the Kenton County Library are working with NKAPC staff to make available easy computer access to Area Planning’s award-winning LINK-GIS. They are also learning how the computerized mapping system can assist them in serving their customers. “I met recently with (the Covington branch’s) business section head Ann Schoenenberger,” said […]

LINK-GIS to Receive Images from Spring Aerial Photography

Campbell and Kenton Counties will soon begin receiving products from NKAPC’s spring aerial photography and LiDAR efforts. Images and data from the upgrade effort could begin showing up on the LINK-GIS website as early as September. LiDAR is a new method of collecting the elevation data used to create accurate contour lines and other three […]

LINK-GIS Visioning Workshop Sets Stage for Improvements to System

Several dozen officials from organizations and agencies participating in LINK-GIS met for two days last month to envision the system’s future. Besides the partner organizations that built and fund the computer mapping system, the audience included some of its heaviest users. “Officials from ESRI’s (Environmental Systems Research Institute) office in St. Louis facilitated the workshop,” […]

LINK-GIS Contracting for Updated Aerial Photography and Other Data

 NKAPC staff is in the final steps of negotiating a contract with PhotoScience, Inc. of Lexington to provide new aerial photography and updated data for Campbell and Kenton Counties. This is the first update of information for the system since aerials were flown in 2004. The new information will be available later this year. “We’re […]