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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 […]

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 […]

Staff Participates in Disaster Preparedness Exercise

During the past two months, three GIS personnel from NKAPC were trained to assist emergency responders during emergencies while a fourth staff member participated in a regional training exercise using these same tools. “We have found GIS mapping to be one of the most important tools needed when responding to a major disaster: centralized, readily […]

Staff Pursues Kenton County Sidewalk Inventory

Most areas of urbanized Kenton County are served by sidewalks on one or both sides of the street. While this is due largely to local requirements for construction of sidewalks on both sides of the street, no data are available currently on where sidewalks exist. That’s about to change. A comprehensive inventory of sidewalks in […]

Piner Tornado: One Year Later

Tri-State Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) has released a one year later report about the March 2, 2012 tornado.  LinkGIS staff member Kathy Stephens is serving on COAD.  A map LinkGIS produced with before and after aerial photography was used during the meeting.  To see a clip from the meeting and for more information, […]