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Kentucky geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Kentucky, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

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Show in Google Earth or other KML viewer:

kygeol.kml (Uncompressed, 22.8M)

kygeol.kmz (Compressed, 7.9M)

List geologic units by state or county

Show in your GIS using OGC web services:

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/ky (WMS, version 1.3.0)

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/ky (WFS, version 1.1.0)

Use lithology_symbology.lyr ArcGIS layer file to symbolize lithology when using WFS

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Content Download Format
Geological attributes KYcsv.zip CSV format
Geologic units KYgeol_dd.zip Shapefile, polygon
Faults KYfaults_dd.zip Shapefile, arcs
Colors for lithology lith6_2.style ArcMap Style [Instructions]

Documentation

Metadata:

Outline - Questions & Answers - Plain text - XML
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map

Publication

Sources

Noger, M.C., compiler, 1988, Geologic map of Kentucky: sesquicenntennial edition of the Kentucky Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey and the Kentucky Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.

Related topics

Geologic units in Kentucky