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Staff facilitates public information with social media posts

George Bernard Shaw once opined that “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Mr. Shaw was obviously not thinking of social media when he offered his assessment of the need to communicate. His opinion is nonetheless as pertinent today as it was during his lifespan in the late […]

GIS programmer earns top honors from Toastmasters International

Christy Powell, a PDS senior GIS programmer, competed against contestants from three states on April 30th in the Toastmasters District 40 Evaluation Contest in Dayton, Ohio. The purpose of the evaluation contest is to provide feedback to speakers. At the end of the competition, Powell brought back top honors for her skills. Powell remembers a […]

NKYmapLAB earns state award for use of technology in planning

Two simple goals drove initiation of PDS’ NKYmapLAB project: to illustrate the robust analytical capabilities of LINK-GIS and to use those capabilities to support Kenton County’s economic development program. As those goals are being realized now 18 months later, NKYmapLAB has also garnered top honors during this year’s awards program of the Kentucky Chapter of […]

Planners pick up national award for Direction 2030 plan

PDS’ planning and zoning director Emi Randall, AICP, RLA, and senior planner James Fausz, AICP, brought home a very special souvenir from the recent National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association (APA): a national award for the county’s recently-adopted comprehensive plan. Direction 2030: Your Voice. Your Choice—was the 2016 recipient of a national Award […]

GIS staffer named to NKY emergency response planning commmittee

Kathy Stephens GISP, an associate GIS specialist at PDS was appointed a member of the Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee (NKEPC) during the group’s January meeting. In making the appointment, Rodney Bell, Safety Manager for Sanitation District No.1, stated, “It’s great to have a PDS representative on board. It will provide additional capability and credibility […]

NKYmapLAB initiative celebrates first year, expands into new analyses

The Northern Kentucky mapLAB (NKYmapLAB) initiative wrapped up its’ first year of projects last month, producing 11 high-quality poster map displays, and eight Story Maps. Story Maps are online multi-media applications that allow users to interact with maps, images, videos, embedded websites, and other documents (think PDFs). NKYmapLAB projects help local leaders and citizens better […]

GIS staff pursues roadshow highlighting capabilities of new website

Dozens of people across Northern Kentucky use the LINK-GIS map viewer on a daily basis for business or personal applications. With the system’s new release, users can now access the viewer’s interactive maps on their mobile devices. “I have to tell you that I don’t know that I’d be able to do half of what […]

New LINK-GIS Map Viewer for finding Precinct and Polling Locations

The Voting Information map shows the precincts and polling locations in Campbell, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties. This easy to use map allows the user to search polling locations by clicking on precincts on the map or search by precinct name in the Find Polling Location.

Gov. Beshear declares October 12th the beginning of GIS Week

The importance of the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for the Commonwealth was highlighted by Gov. Steve Beshear’s declaration of October 12-16, 2015 as GIS Week. The Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) fosters the understanding and improvement of the management and use of geospatial information throughout the Commonwealth in all levels of government, […]

Access 30+ pieces of detailed property information with a single click

LINK-GIS’ new map viewer tool was put into service recently. Following an effort to beef up the information available with one click of the mouse, Map Viewer will now serve up numerous levels of property information in a quick, simple, and concise manner. “One of our top priorities was to pull information from many sources […]