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Office of Geographic and Cartograhic Services

Projects and Clients

Ashland Schools School District Map:  2002 

Ashland Schools GIS Grant:  2003

Faculty and Staff on MSU Campus: Various mapping and GIS request for projects on campus.  1999-present. 

King’s Daughter Hospital Service Region Map:  2003

Boyd County PVA Property Map:  2002

Breathitt County 911 Mapping Update:   2001

Cave Run Trail Analysis for Daniel Boone National Forest:  2006

ESRI Site licenses administrator for campus: 2002-2009

Floyd County PVA Property Map:  2005

Frontier Housing:  2007

GeoNames Project:  2006-2009

GIS Workshops for local Government officials:  2000-2009

GPS Base Stations operation in Morehead, Somerset, Campbellsville, and Cumberland KY:    2005-2009

GPS Workshops for local Government officials:  2002-2009

Greenup City Map:  2007

Hazmat Corridor Studies I-64, I75, I-71, I-24, I-65, Western KY Parkway and AA Highway. 1995-2000

Height Modernization Project for Kentucky:  2006-2009

Jackson City Zoning Map and Comprehensive Plan:  1999

Lawrence County PVA Property Map:  2001

Letcher County DES:  2000

Licking River Watershed Map:  2008

Martin County DES:  1999

City of Morehead Census Recount:  2005

City of Olive Hill Planning and Zoning:  2001

Rowan County PVA Property Map:  2006

Rowan County Schools Student Location Map:  2005

West Liberty Zoning Map: 1999

Services Offered
Comprehensive Planning

Zoning Ordinances and Maps

Demographic Research

Geospatial Analysis

Parcel Modernization

GPS Technology

GIS/GPS Workshops

Geographic Names Information System Phase II Contract for Western Kentucky

The Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) under the auspices of Geographic and Cartographic services has been awarded a contract totaling $261,344.84 from the United State Geological Survey’s Board on Geographical Names, to compile names of Western Kentucky geographical features for the Geographical Names Information System (GNIS) database.  Awarded in 2007 the project will extend to the year 2011.
 
Phase I of the GNIS project began in 1976 by gathering names from federal topographical maps and data list that were available at the time. A collection of 32,000 feature names for the state of Kentucky was added to the database. A phase II was implemented in the mid eighties to collect the feature names that was missed by Phase I. Kentucky is one of the last states in the nation to implement phase II.

Phase II, will include geographic names from a variety of sources. One source in particular, is the top authority of geographical place names for the state of Kentucky, Robert Rennick – with research spanning 40 years - he will serve as a consultant to the project and will add close to 100,000 plus names to the phase II contracts. Other sources for collecting data are the Kentucky Geographic Information Systems office (GIS) the Kentucky Gazetteer, other books and datalists that were not included in Phase I.

The purpose of GNIS is to provide a federal standard for geographic nomenclature. The research will compile names as well as coordinates of streams, valleys, historical and current post offices, churches, summits, parks and populated places. Data collected will be available to view by the public on the GNIS database and the National Map at http://geonames.usgs.gov/.

Geographic Names Information System Phase II Contract for Eastern Kentucky

The Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) under the auspices of Geographic and Cartographic services has been awarded a contract totaling $223,344.84 from the United State Geological Survey’s Board on Geographical Names, to compile names of Eastern Kentucky geographical features for the Geographical Names Information System (GNIS) database.  Awarded in 2005 the project will extend to the year 2009.
 
Phase I of the GNIS project began in 1976 by gathering names from federal topographical maps and data list that were available at the time. A collection of 32,000 feature names for the state of Kentucky was added to the database. A phase II was implemented in the mid eighties to collect the feature names that was missed by Phase I. Kentucky is one of the last states in the nation to implement phase II.

Phase II, will include geographic names from a variety of sources. One source in particular, is the top authority of geographical place names for the state of Kentucky, Robert Rennick – with research spanning 40 years - he will serve as a consultant to the project and will add close to 100,000 plus names to the phase II contracts. Other sources for collecting data are the Kentucky Geographic Information Systems office, the Kentucky Gazetteer, other books and datalists that were not included in Phase I.

The purpose of GNIS is to provide a federal standard for geographic nomenclature. The research will compile names as well as coordinates of streams, valleys, historical and current post offices, churches, summits, parks and populated places. Data collected will be available to view by the public on the GNIS database and the National Map at http://geonames.usgs.gov/.

 
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