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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 […]

STEM: Ripe for the picking

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Girls Day Out,” Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outing for girls of junior high age on June 27th. Six companies in the area along with PDS participated in the event: ATech Training, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, Duke Energy, Delta, Messer Construction, and Toyota Motor Engineering & […]

Duke Energy, NKAPC collaborate for savings on GPS training

An opportunity to coordinate training with Duke Energy and to save money in the process prompted a mapping and GPS certified training course to be held in the office of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) on May 22nd and 23rd. This training was led by a Trimble certified MGIS trainer, Jay Riester, who […]

“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 […]

Steel Pin “Monuments” Important to GIS; Surveyors’ Group Agrees to Maintenanc...

Most people are familiar with the steel pins or “monuments” land surveyors put in the ground to mark corners of property lines. But, in the world of computerized mapping, these monuments can hold an even more important purpose — specific longitude and latitude coordinates on the earth’s surface. But, who decides which pins to use […]