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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 […]

NKAPC Work Prepares Covington for Sidewalk Repairs

Sidewalk reconstruction began last week in Latonia. The city’s contractor began replacing sidewalks with the lowest condition rating based on a citywide assessment of sidewalks that was conducted by NKAPC staff. The assessment prioritized sidewalks with significant tree root damage, cracking, and crumbling. The Latonia portion of the project is estimated to be completed during […]

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 […]

GIS Staff Creating Updated, Multi-Use Address Database

“Ever searched for a needle in a haystack?  It’s a very tedious process if you don’t have a magnet!”  That is the metaphor Tom East, GISP, NKAPC’s Senior GIS Specialist, used to describe the process of finding addresses for the multi-purpose address database being built and maintained for use of LINK-GIS partners and emergency dispatch […]

Staff Provides Hands-on GIS Support for NKU, TMC Students

Helping users get the most of their interactions with LINK-GIS has always been a goal of NKAPC staffers.  During the month of November, they stepped up their efforts and took to the road for several technical venues. Christy Powell, GISP, Senior GIS Programmer, and Joe Busemeyer, GISP, Principal GIS Programmer led hands-on workshops for those […]

Senior GIS Specialist Speaks at KACo Regarding NextGen 9-1-1

How does Next Generation 9-1-1 differ from our current Enhanced 9-1-1?  Why do we need to understand the difference?  These questions are what NKAPC staff member Tom East was asked to explain to the 39th Annual Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Conference held last month at the Galt House in Louisville. East, a senior GIS […]

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 […]