The City of Murray, Kentucky

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GIS Engineer: Logan McGowan
GIS Engineer: Marshall Thompson
GIS Dept. Phone: (270) 762-0350 x1125 / x1135

Click here to see our static maps

Click here to see our interactive web map

The Murray GIS Department operates within the Planning and Engineering Departments. The GIS Department consists of two GIS Engineers. The GIS Department maintains the mapping and database of utilities, streets, zoning districts, topographical contours, survey control, hydrologic information, and much more. Data from the State of Kentucky and the Purchase Area Development District, as well as our own GIS data has been used in the planning of almost every land development project since 1996. Several Engineering Assistants along with Gas and Water field crews help with the field-location-verification of utility lines. ESRI Software and SQL Server are used for the development, production, and maintenance and of GIS data.



Map Production

City maps and Zoning maps are available at 1"= 1000' scale.

Plots are made with a 600 DPI inkjet plotter on coated paper. A PDF version of the static maps as well as an interactive web map are available for use in the links above.

Survey Benchmarks

The GIS department also maintains a dense survey control system in the Murray Urban Area. Over 180 survey control benchmarks can be found in and around the city. The benchmarks have been Precision-GPS located by qualified engineers and are periodically checked for existence and disturbance.

The system is based on the KY State Plane Coordinate System, NAD 83 Horizontal Projection, and NAVD 88 Vertical Datum for elevation accuracy. The benchmarks are provided to the public as a network of horizontally and vertically accurate benchmark monuments for cadastral, site, and elevation surveys. For information on the location of benchmarks in your survey area use this PDF benchmark map or contact the GIS Dept at (270) 762-0350 x1125 / x1135.

New 2022 Benchmarks Monument Cards