In 2004, AmericaView, Inc., a state-based nationwide remote sensing consortium, selected the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy at Morehead State University as the lead institution for its Kentucky affiliate, known as KentuckyView.  In November 2008, KentuckyView was promoted from Associate to Full Member status. In 2013, Mid-America Remote sensing Center (MARC)Murray State University was named as the lead institution for KentuckyView.

KentuckyView currently comprises 12 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.  KentuckyView is directed by Dr. Haluk Cetin, a faculty member affiliated with MARC  and the Department of Geosciences.  

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 researchdata 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.

Current members of the KentuckyView consortium are:
  • Morehead State University  – Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • Kentucky Division of Geographic Information
  • Kentucky Geological Survey
  • Eastern Kentucky University – Department of Geography
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Murray State University – Mid-America Remote Sensing Center and the Department of Geosciences (official member of record)
  • University of Kentucky – College of Agriculture
  • Western Kentucky University – Department of Geography and Geology
  • University of Louisville – Center for Geographic Information Sciences
  • Northern Kentucky University – History and Geography Department

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For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Haluk Cetin– Professor of Geosciences, Mid-America Remote Sensing Center, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071

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  • Phone: 270.809.2085
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