The Commonwealth of Kentucky through the Commonwealth Office of Technology, the Division of Geographic Information (DGI) combined with many geospatial publishers has made available a wealth of GIS-related information, data sets and maps. These resources support education and training, research, and policy development for a multitude of organizations in Kentucky and across the United States. Please view the resources below for areas of interest and explore the Kentucky Geography Network and the new KyGovMaps page for even more related services.
The Commonwealth Map
Kentucky's new base map is an ArcGIS Server service that like the older ArcIMS based version, exhibits over two decades of collective GIS efforts. This new service relies on pre-cached images and provides the users with basic tools and intuitive user interface. Kentucky's new high-resolution imagery and all basic base layers are included for exploring.
U.S. Geological Survey National Map Viewer
The National Map provides public access to high-quality, geospatial data and information from multiple partners to help support decision making by resource managers and the public. The National Map is the product of a consortium of federal, state, and local partners including Kentucky.
Kentucky's Incorporated Cities Map Viewer
A service that provides corporate boundaries in the Commonwealth of Kentucky relative to incorporated cities. This service is suitable for cartographics and general location queries.
Geodetic Control in Kentucky
The Geodetic Control in Kentucky map viewer allows the user to directly access NGS Data sheets for every control point in the Commonwealth. Surveyors and those in the engineering community will find the site to be very useful.
Kentucky Weather Mapping
The Kentucky Weather Mapping site includes a variety of data feeds, including live updates from the Kentucky Mesonet, Weather Service warnings and watches, as well as NEXRAD radar, and natural hazards.
This site utilizes demographic data from the US Census Bureau via ESRI's ArcGIS Online services, from the Commonwealth's Enterprise GIS databases, and from the Kentucky Geography Network. Two map viewers are available, each of which provides a different user experience. Use the links in the navigation menu to access legends and details regarding the demographic datasets utilized in the Advanced Demographic Map Viewer or to Make you Own Map!
Kentucky Legislative Districts
Access information regarding the Commonwealth's House, Senate, and Congressional Districts via this map viewer.
Kentucky City and County Information
This map viewer allows users to obtain information regarding each of Kentucky's City and County units of government.
Kentucky Stimulus Mapping
This mapping application provides access to information regarding the distribution of ARRA funds across the Commonwealth. Data is updated as provided by the appropriate agencies.
Kentucky Stimulus Infrastructure Mapping
This application provides access to information specific to ARRA infrastructure projects, mainly those related to water, wastewater, and transportation improvements.
Kentucky State Parks
A full-featured map viewer focusing on Kentucky's State Parks. Hyperlinks to all Parks Detail Pages (using the hyperlink tool) can be used to find information regarding each park. Both Park Points and Boundaries are shown.
Hunting and Fishing Sites
This online map provides information about hunting and fishing access sites in Kentucky. It provides details and directions for each site.
Kentucky Adventure Tourism Mapping
Use this site to explore the wealth of recreation resources in the Commonwealth. Trailheads, campsites, state parks, fishing access, hunting areas, and so forth can be identified and explored using this map viewer.
Kentucky Geological Survey Publications
Database of Kentucky Geological Survey maps and publications. Online reports include summary and ordering information for publications. Many publications can be viewed online or downloaded for no charge. Many non-KGS geologic publications that pertain to Kentucky are included.
Kentucky Geological Survey - Detailed Geology Map Viewer
This internet map service provides geologic maps and related information compiled by the Kentucky Geological Survey. This is a prototype map service. The features are functional, however, data is currently available for a limited portion of Kentucky. The map shows orange rectangles where some detailed data are available. Data sets include themes that relate to geology, land use, environmental protection and economic development. Also, descriptions of rock units, their behaviors and economic uses can be obtained using the site's search tools.
Kentucky Geological Survey Core & Sample Holdings Map Viewer
This site provides descriptive information about core and sample holdings at the Kentucky Geological Survey core facility.
Land-Use Planning Resources
Kentucky Geological Survey Land-Use Planning
This map service provides information about geologic rock units and soils for general planning and development. The geology is derived from Kentucky's 7.5-minute geologic maps, and soil information from the NRCS SURGO data. Expected ground conditions for each material is given in tables accessed with the identy tool. Links to related reports are given. Many counties have incomplete data, because data are still in preparation.
Kentucky Soils Data Viewer
This site is hosted by DGI on behalf of the NRCS. Detailed information regarding all soil types and special features in the Commonwealth can be viewed using this map viewer.
Energy Resources - Non Mining Energy Related Data
Kentucky Geological Survey Coal Information Map
This map shows locations of coal boreholes and coal thickness measurements from the KGS database. The identity tool gives summary information about the locations and provides links to the reports generated by the online database service.
Kentucky Geological Survey Coal Borehole Data
This site provides information about coal exploration drill holes on file at the KGS. Descriptive information about the wells is provided, along with detailed down-hole descriptions, coal seam summaries, and graphic strip logs. Users can download data in a delimited file.
Kentucky Geological Survey Coal Quality Data
This site provides information about coal quality data on file at KGS, including proximate, ultimate, physical properties and trace element analyses. Users can download data in a delimited file.
Kentucky Geological Survey Coal Thickness Data
This site provides information about coal thickness measurements on file at KGS. These data are generally surface observations at outcrops, high walls, and road cuts, but may include some data from drill holes and underground mines. Users can download data in a delimited file.
Kentucky Geological Survey Oil & Gas Wells Map
This map show the locations of oil and gas wells in the KGS online database. Links are provided to the online documents and samples database using the identity tool.
Kentucky Geological Survey Oil & Gas Well Data
This site provides listings of oil and gas wells and associated information. Users can download well header information, and view documents, including geophysical logs, for each well.
Active Coal Mines
This map service shows the outlines of active coal mines documented by the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet. Mine polygons that have state file numbers assigned (SFN) have links to a report of detailed information about the mine, as well as scanned images of engineering drawings for the mine. Rectangular boxes indicate the locations of scanned maps for which no mine polygon has been created. These areas may or may not have mining activity.
All Historical Coal Mines
This map shows the outlines for all coal mines documented by the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet. Mines are separated on layers according to coal bed. The identy tool provides summary information about mines, but not all areas are linked to the Mines and Minerals database or scanned mine maps at this time. A project is under way to complete map digitization over the next two years.
Kentucky Geological Survey Water Wells and Springs Map
Shows locations of wells and springs in KGS online well database. Provides links to the lithology and casing reports, as well as county ground water atlas publications.
Kentucky Geological Survey Groundwater Data Repository Map and Data
Kentucky Geological Survey Water Well Data
This site provides information about water wells drilled in Kentucky that are on file at KGS. Well locations and basic descriptive information are given, as well as detailed lithology and casing reports. Users can download data in a delimited file.
Kentucky Geological Survey Springs Data
Provides locational and technical information about springs on file at KGS. Users can download data in a delimited file.
Kentucky Wastewater Mapping
This map service provides a detailed overview of the Commonwealth's wastewater infrastructure. Treatment Plants, Lift Stations, Outfalls, and collection lines are all visible through this service.
Kentucky Water Mapping
This Flex Viewer and the underlying ArcGIS Server services allow for access to information regarding Water Infrastructure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
This map service shows the hydrologic basin boundaries for the state of Kentucky. Hyperlink tool provides access to watershed management reports.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Active Six Year Plan Projects
This map shows active highway projects in Kentucky. The identify tool provides summary information about the projects and a contact email address for more information.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet HIS Interactive Planning Map
This site provides a variety of infrastructure layers, primarily related to transportation. Route logs for roads can be accessed with the identy tool. A link to the Land Use Planning service is provided.
County GIS Resources
Lexington-Fayette County Basemap
Lexington-Fayette County Zoning
Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC)
Boone County Base Mapping
This service is used to give people a better understanding of Boone County and to give them a useful reference using the county's tile system.
Webster County PVA Parcel Dataset
This ArcIMS Image service and the associated HTML viewer provide access to the Webster County PVA parcel dataset and other thematic layers for Webster County, Kentucky.
Barren County PVA Parcel Dataset
This ArcIMS Image service and the associated HTML viewer provide access to the Barren County PVA parcel dataset and other thematic layers for Barren County, Kentucky.
Wayne County PVA Parcel Dataset
This ArcIMS Image service and the associated HTML viewer provide access to the Wayne County PVA parcel dataset and other thematic layers for Wayne County, Kentucky.
Hardin County PVA Parcel Dataset
This ArcIMS Image service and the associated HTML viewer provide access to the Hardin County PVA parcel dataset and other thematic layers for Hardin County, Kentucky.
Caldwell County PVA Parcel Dataset
This ArcIMS Image service and the associated HTML viewer provide access to the Caldwell County PVA parcel dataset and other thematic layers for Caldwell County, Kentucky.
Nelson County PVA Parcel Dataset
This ArcIMS Image service and the associated HTML viewer provide access to the Nelson County PVA parcel dataset and other thematic layers for Nelson County, Kentucky.
Spencer County PVA Parcel Dataset
This ArcIMS Image service and the associated HTML viewer provide access to the Spencer County PVA parcel dataset and other thematic layers for Spencer County, Kentucky.
Trimble County PVA Parcel Dataset
This ArcIMS Image service and the associated HTML viewer provide access to the Trimble County PVA parcel dataset and other thematic layers for Trimble County, Kentucky.