Welcome to the Kentucky Geography Network

The KyGeoNet is the Geospatial Data Clearinghouse for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A variety of datasets can be located and downloaded, static map products can be viewed, and many web mapping applications and services are easily accessible. Use the powerful search capabilities of the KyGeoPortal to find downloadable data, explore Kentucky using the web maps found on the KyGovMaps page or connect directly to our Web Mapping Services using ArcGIS for Desktop.


Use the KyGeoportal to
Download GIS Data



Tour Kentucky with
Interactive Story Maps



Ky's Aerial Photography &
Elevation Data Program



Explore Kentucky with
Web Maps and Apps


Web Mapping Services


Kentucky's dedicated ArcGIS Server for publicly accessible map services is known as kygisserver.  All services located on this server are offered in Web Mercator - 102100 (3857) so they can be easily leveraged in web mapping applications.
Both dynamic and cached base map services can be found on kygisserver.  Updates to these services are performed on a regular basis.
Use the link to the REST endpoint provided below for a full listing of services and specific service information.
REST Endpoint (https)


Kentucky's dedicated ArcGIS Server for publicly accessible image services is known as kyraster.  All services located on this server are offered in Kentucky Single Zone - 102763 (3089) and a subset are also offered in Web Mercator - 102100 (3857).
Both imagery and elevation services are can be found on kyraster.  New services are created as data is made available to DGI.
Use the link to the REST endpoint provided below for a full listing of services and specific service information.
REST Endpoint (https)

Guidance Documents

The links below provide guidance on how to connect to the Commonwealth's ArcGIS Server Services using ArcMap.
Connecting to Map Services
Connecting to Image Services

KyGeoNet News

KyGeoPortal Upgraded
November, 2018
The Kentucky Geoportal has been upgraded to the latest release and moved it to a dedicated server. As a result, the URL has been changed to the address below. If you have webpages or documents that contain direct links to specific metadata records you will need to update them accordingly. All Geoportal user accounts and the GUIDs of published metadata records will remain unchanged. A redirect from the old Geoportal landing page will be put in place for an extended period. Thanks for your understanding and patience during this migration. Explore the Commonwealth!
2018 Commonwealth Base Map Update Completed
July, 2018
The annual update of the Commonwealth base map is now complete. KyFromAbove elevation data (i.e., hillshade, contours, spot elevations, . . . ) was used on all levels of detail (LOD) that feature topography. Symbology and typography changes were made to better align the basemap with the new KyTopo Map Series and ESRI's topographic base. Explore the Commonwealth!
The Commonwealth Map
A Decade of GIS Data Archives
June, 2018
Did you know that Kentucky archives all of its geospatial data assets? This quarterly submission to the Kentucky Department of Library & Archives marks a full decade of vector-based data submittals. Can you say temporal analysis? Use the KyGeoPortal link below to explore the Commonwealth's expansive GIS data holdings. Explore the Commonwealth!
KyTopo 24K Contours Now Available for Download
March, 2018
The first release of new 24k contours for the Commonwealth of Kentucky are now available for download from the KyGeoPortal. These contours were generated using Kentucky new Digital Elevation Model (DEM) that was derived from LiDAR. When combined, the 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft contours provide statewide coverage. These contours were created specifically for the new Kentucky Topographic Map Series. The contours are available in a File Geodatabase format and associated layerfiles are provided and should be used for proper display.
KyTopo 10ft Contours Download
KyTopo 20ft Contours Download
KyTopo 40ft Contours Download


Contact Information
Division of Geographic Information
669 Chamberlin Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Users of the Kentucky Geography Network web site and all associated data resources should carefully read the metadata to determine if a particular published resource is of sufficient accuracy for their particular application. When any question as to currency or degree of accuracy is not adequately answered within the metadata, users are encouraged to contact the contributing agency directly using the contact information provided.
Neither the Kentucky Geography Network nor its publishers represent or warrant that the information contained on this website is accurate, complete, or current or that that the website will operate without interruption or error. The Kentucky Geography Network further disclaims any and all representations and/or warranties made with respect to this site by any contributing source as to its contents, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, warranties of title, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose.

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