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
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
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

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
Kentucky Submits City Boundary Data to Census Bureau
March, 2018
The Commonwealth completed the 2018 US Census BAS program and met the early deadline of March 1st which means populations for Kentucky Cities will be updated this calendar year. The Commonwealth of Kentucky provides boundary updates to the Census Bureau for all Kentucky Cities annually. The BAS is used to update information about the legal boundaries and names of all governmental units in the United States. The Census Bureau uses the boundary information collected in the BAS to tabulate data for the decennial and economic censuses, and for annual estimates and surveys such as the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Population Estimates Program.
BAS Website
KyTopo Draft Maps Available for Review
February, 2018
The KyTopo map series is a Kentucky-specific topographic map series based upon Kentucky's new LiDAR-derived elevation data. This entirely new set of landscape-oriented quadrangle tiles align with our 5k tiling scheme and are in Kentucky’s Single Zone coordinate system rather than the traditional USGS UTM-based maps. The map area is exactly 30” wide (60,000’) by 20” tall (40,000’) and fits nicely on a standard Arch D (24” x 36”) printed page. The typical 1:24,000 (1” – 2000’) scale has been maintained and there are only 549 tiles. Draft non-georeferenced PNG files (300 dpi) and GeoTIFFs (600 dpi) are now available for download and review. Use the links below to download a tile for your area of interest.
KyTopo Draft Maps (300dpi PNG)
KyTopo Draft Maps (600dpi GeoTIFF)
KyFromAbove Program Reaches Milestone
December, 2017
The KyFromAbove Program has reached a new milestone with completion of LiDAR coverage for the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. This high-resolution elevation data set allows for an unprecedented view of Kentucky's widely varying landscape. Many thanks to all the Program Partners that made this a reality. Stay tuned as we work to provide access to downloadable DEM and LAS tiles and web mapping services.
KyFromAbove Website


Contact Information
Division of Geographic Information
669 Chamberlin Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
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