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GIS website getting functional overhaul; more information will be easier to a...

The LINK-GIS website is undergoing a makeover. NKAPC contracted recently with two consulting firms to help its staff upgrade the functionality and look of the site that serves Kenton, Campbell, and Pendleton Counties. The Commission expects to put the new service online by mid fall. “The website has been online for almost five years,” said […]

Link-GIS among those invited to participate in Library of Congress preservati...

How does a venerable institution like the Library of Congress develop standards for archiving and preserving digital mapping data? By asking those professionals who work with it on a daily basis. “Kentucky officials invited two local agencies—NKAPC’s LinkGIS and Louisville Metro’s LOJIC—to assist them in their recommendations to the feds,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, NKAPC’s […]

NKAPC hosts E-911 dispatch workshop aimed at mapping standards certification

Meeting mapping and database standards for certification was the topic of a recent workshop NKAPC hosted for the Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS), a state agency. CMRS is charged with administering funds for wireless emergency 911 service throughout Kentucky in accordance with state and federal regulations. Phone customers throughout Kentucky pay a fee as part […]

Highly-accurate Link-GIS topography data wows professional surveyors’ associa...

NKAPC staff spoke at the recent annual conference of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) held in Lexington. Their subject was the highly-accurate LiDAR data that is now available for Kenton and Campbell Counties through NKAPC’s LinkGIS. “We were invited to address the KAPS conference on February 19,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, deputy director […]

Three earn GIS professional credentials; staff now includes five with certifi...

Three members of NKAPC’s staff received notification recently that their applications for GIS credentials were approved by the certification institute of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). The three join 49 in the Commonwealth and approximately 2,500 in the US and abroad who have earned this status. Recipients of the GISP credential (geographic […]

Staff completes GPS-based inventory of physical assets for Kenton Fiscal Cour...

Do you know how many culverts, guardrails, and regulatory road signs are located along Kenton County’s 130+ maintained roadways? Kenton County Fiscal Court knows the answer, as well as the exact longitude and latitude for each now that NKAPC’s engineering staff has completed a county-wide inventory of these assets. “This inventory was something the county […]

GIS staffer elected president of KAMP; will serve organization for two years

Christy Powell, senior specialist in NKAPC’s GIS administration department, was recently elected to the highest office of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP). She will serve this next year as president-elect and the following year as president. “KAMP is fairly new,” said Powell. “It was founded in 2003 as a service organization promoting mapping […]

LINK-GIS completes updating process; new aerial photography available online

A collaborative effort between Photo Science of Lexington and NKAPC’s LINK-GIS department ended this week when GIS staff loaded new photographic data into the system. A year in the making, the new digital data will provide LINK-GIS users new aerial images and more accurate terrain information in addition to other updated features in Kenton and […]

Staff readies new aerial photography for in-house and online GIS mapping

LINK-GIS will soon include updated aerial photographs as part of its hundreds of layers of information. NKAPC staff is nearing completion of work with Photo Science of Lexington to make available detailed aerial photography of Campbell and Kenton Counties taken last year. The new photography is expected to be ready by the end of next […]

GIS, planning staffs provide technical support for upcoming 2010 census

Area Planning’s GIS and long-range planning staffs are helping local governments and the US Census Bureau prepare for the 2010 US Census.  Local budget coffers are the intended recipients of staff’s work. “The Local Update of Census Addresses Program is a nationwide effort by the US Census Bureau to update address lists prior to the […]