Plotting the Maps

Contact: Brandon Nuttall

The oil and gas maps of Kentucky are provided as Adobe Acrobat pdf documents. Visit Adobe for the Acrobat reader and browser plugins. The maps are large-format documents and require an E-size plotter to print. To plot:

  1. Save the pdf file to your local hard drive. If you are viewing the map with a browser plugin, click File | Save to save a copy.
  2. Start the Acrobat reader and open the map file.
  3. Click File | Print.
  4. Select your plotter as the output device.
  5. Set the output page size to ANSI E.
  6. Set the paper orientation to landscape.
  7. Click OK.

You can download the components to make your own oil and gas map of a particular area. Map components are provided as ArcView shape files and require GIS software for viewing. If you don't have a GIS software package, you will need to download ArcExplorer (for free).

These files are supplied in decimal latitude and longitude (NAD83). The faults and surface geology were derived from the 1:500,000-scale sesquicentennial edition of the geologic map of Kentucky compiled by M.C. Noger (1988). Use these coverages with caution at scales larger than 1:500,000.

For information on ordering hard copy versions of these maps, contact:

Publication Sales
Kentucky Geological Survey
228 MMRB
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0107
Phone: (859) 257-3896

© 2000 Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky
Created 19-Apr-2000