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

KyGeoNet News


KyTopo Quad Maps Available on the Avenza Maps Platform
June, 2021
Do you need a Kentucky-specific topographic map that can be used offline? Well, the entire KyTopo map series is now available on the Avenza Maps platform. Get the app! Download a map! Head outdoors! Cartographic Production with Esri tools.
Avenza Maps
2021 LiDAR & Imagery Acquisitions Complete
March, 2021
Quantum Spatial completed acquisition of all 2021 LiDAR and Imagery areas of interest. Wonderful weather conditions on 3/20 and 3/21 allowed their flight crews to capture the data just prior to leaf-on conditions here in the Commonwealth. Data from this effort will not be available until late this calendar year. See the KyFromAbove website for updates throughout 2021.
KyFromAbove
Kentucky Completes 2021 BAS Submission
February, 2021
COT-GIS provides legal boundary changes for all of Kentucky’s Incorporated Cities, Counties and the Kentucky State boundary to the US Census Bureau on an annual basis as part of the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) program. COT-GIS first participated in the BAS program for a small number of Counties/Cities in 2005. The 2010 Census is the first year Kentucky submitted boundary changes for ALL Kentucky Cities. Kentucky is 1 of only 11 States that provide statewide City, County and State boundary changes to the Census Bureau.
Kentucky Cities Map Viewer
2020 Leaf-off 6-inch Orthoimagery Released
February, 2021
The KyFromAbove effort completed quality review in December, 2020 and received the final deliverables of leaf-off, 6-in orthoimagery for 9 more Kentucky counties. The imagery is available for download from the KyGeoPortal and can be accessed via web mapping services.
Ky 2020 Six-Inch Orthoimagery
KyFromAbove
Dynamic Image Service

Kentucky COVID-19 Hub Site


Ky COVID-19 Response Spatial View
Explore this site for local, state, national, and global COVID-19 resources.

KyGovMaps Open Data Portal


Check out the new Kentucky Open Geospatial Data Portal.
This site is for exploring and accessing Kentucky-specific GIS data and discovering mapping apps. Use it to analyze and combine datasets, develop new web and mobile applications, or download filtered data for use in your GIS software. Let us know what you think!


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 (https)

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 (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

Information


Contact Information
Division of Geographic Information
500 Mero Street
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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