City of Hays / Ellis County
1507 Main Street
Hays KS, 67601
City of Hays / Ellis County Web Map Services
The City of Hays and Ellis County provide free electronic GIS data available as web services. The data may be viewed in an internet browser, but in order to query or overlay the data with spatial information from other sources, you must use appropriate client software.
A variety of client software packages are commercially available, both free viewers - lightweight programs designed to view, overlay and execute simple data queries; and paid license software, which are typically more robust programs for developing map content and designing cartographic layouts.
Below you will find links to free data viewers and help documents detailing how to connect to and view our web services. Please note, beyond the help documentation found on this page, the City of Hays / Ellis County does not provide any technical assistance relating to configuring or connecting to web services.
ArcGIS Explorer is available in two formats - as a downloadable program installed on your PC, or as an online viewer. Both versions will allow you to connect to the City of Hays / Ellis County web services, as well as connect to your own information. Please review the system requirements before you attempt to install or launch either of the applications.
ArcGIS for AutoCAD
Want to load our web services into the AutoCAD software environment? ArcGIS for AutoCAD allows users to connect and visualize web map services inside AutoDesk programs. Please review the system requirements and installation instructions carefully. For further information on connecting to the City of Hays / Ellis County online map services through AutoCAD, please review our ArcGIS for AutoCAD Help Guide.
Google Earth is a free geographic information viewer available for download. A paid version of the program is also available through annual subscription. The City of Hays / Ellis County web map services are supported on both the free and paid versions. This viewer is a virtual globe, allowing users to view geographic data from both perpendicular and oblique angles.