In 2004, AmericaView, Inc., a state-based nationwide remote sensing consortium, selected the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) at Morehead State University as the lead institution for its Kentucky affiliate, known as KentuckyView. In December 2006, KentuckyView was promoted from Affiliate to Associate member status and currently comprises seven member institutions and agencies. As KentuckyView continues to grow we expect that additional universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies will add their knowledge, experience and shared goals to ours as we seek to improve life for citizens throughout the Commonwealth.
The primary focus of KentuckyView is on the use of images collected from satellites and aircraft, as well as other geospatial technologies, to support K-16 education, workforce development, applied research, data distribution, and technology transfer. Current projects include developing an archive of aircraft and satellite images that will be distributed to users free of charge, creating educational materials, and providing outreach workshops and workforce training throughout the state.