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.

KyGeoPortal

Use the KyGeoportal to
Download GIS Data

KyGeoPortal

KyStoryMaps

Tour Kentucky with
Interactive Story Maps

KyStoryMaps

KyFromAbove

Ky's Aerial Photography &
Elevation Data Program

kyfromabove

KyGovMaps

Explore Kentucky with
Web Maps and Apps

KyGovMaps

Web Mapping Services


kygisserver

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

kyraster

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


WMS & KML Enabled on Map Services
June, 2016
All of DGI's web mapping services can now be accessed via WMS or KML. Enabling this functionality will allow a wider range of clients to access the Commonwealth's web mapping services. Several open source based software packages and more common tools like Google Earth can now easily leverage Kentucky's services. Use the REST endpoint link below to Explore the Commonwealth!
Map Server REST Endpoint
New Kentucky Story Maps Published
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.
KyFromAbove
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!

Information


Contact Information
Division of Geographic Information
669 Chamberlin Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-6412
gis.ky.gov
Guidance
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.
Disclaimer
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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