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


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

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

New Kentucky Story Maps
December, 2015
DGI Staff just released two new Kentucky Story Maps. One highlights National Register Historic Landmarks and the other focuses on a Decade of NAIP Imagery in Kentucky. Both have been added to the Story Map Gallery and were built using ArcGIS Online and Esri's Story Map templates. Explore the Commonwealth!'
Kentucky Story Map Gallery
KyFromAbove 2016 Acquisition Planning Underway
September, 2015
DGI Staff is now working with potential KyFromAbove Program Partners to determine the acquisition footprint for the Spring 2016 effort. NRCS, TVA, the Kentucky Division of Water, and other entities have communicated their areas of interest and funding packages are being finalized. It appears that the primary areas of focus for 2016 will be in south central Kentucky along the Tennessee border and in northeastern Kentucky along the I-64 and Mountain Parkway corridors. Please contact DGI if you have an interest in participating next year.
DGI to Receive Esri's SAG Award
June, 2015
DGI has leveraged the ArcGIS platform to provide maintenance of the Kentucky Geography Network which is the clearinghouse of GIS for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. DGI collaborates with geospatial publishers to provide a wealth of GIS-related information, including downloadable data sets, web mapping services and map products. These valuable resources and information products support education and training, research, decision support, and policy development for a multitude of organizations in Kentucky and across the United States. Their platform architecture includes ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Open Data, and Geoportal for ArcGIS.
Esri SAG Award
See the New Web Map App Gallery
June, 2015
Kentucky's new Web Mapping Application Gallery highligts the latest web mapping applications created and hosted by DGI. These sites are based on Esri's latest templates and work on both desktop and mobile environments. Use the Ky Web Map App Gallery to Explore the Commonwealth!


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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