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What is the Regional Data Platform?

As one of SCAG’s largest and most transformative programs to date, and a signature element of SCAG’s Future Communities Initiative established in 2017, the Regional Data Platform (RDP) is a revolutionary system for collaborative data sharing and planning designed to facilitate better planning at all levels — from cities and counties of all sizes up to the region as a whole.

The RDP places data and technology in the hands of local jurisdictions to support robust community planning, to provide resources to help solve common challenges and to align with Connect SoCal’s objectives. As such, the goals of this platform are to: 

  • Provide access to data, modern tools and best practices that support stronger planning and information-based decision making at all levels.
  • Streamline the exchange of data between jurisdictions and partners across the region while establishing procedures and standards for geospatial data consistency.
  • Establish a community of planners, GIS professionals and practitioners to foster collaboration and collective learning, as well as to guide the long-term growth and evolution of the RDP.

Regional Data and Services Experience Survey 

SCAG is conducting a user-experience survey until Mar. 11, 2024, to evaluate how local jurisdictions utilize RDP data and tools, assess the sharing of land use data through the Local Data Exchange (LDX) portal and gauge the level of GIS skills and capacity within the region. Your insights into RDP usage and LDX portal interactions will inform SCAG’s efforts to support the continued improvement of the RDP, enhance GIS technical programs and provide effective assistance for planning projects. Open to all types of RDP and LDX users in the SCAG region, the survey should not take longer than 15 minutes to complete. 

Help contribute to the improvement of SCAG’s data and services by taking the survey: 

Take Survey

Accessing the RDP

The RDP is now publicly available and provides access to:

  • Modern tools and workflows to streamline local and regional data collection, sharing and integration through the LDX portal.
  • A streamlined system to request technical assistance from the Local Info Services Team.
  • Web-based tools and applications to support planning, analysis, and public engagement.
  • Authoritative and standardized local and regional planning datasets curated by SCAG.
  • An extensive library of learning resources and training materials.
  • A growing network of local and regional planners across Southern California.

SCAG enables and empowers local jurisdictions by providing enhanced data, advanced tools, and extensive resources to support stronger and more integrated local planning and a healthier, equitable, safer, and more sustainable region. To access all of the abovementioned tools and resources in the RDP, please visit the RDP website or click on the button below.



For more information about the RDP, contact: 

Local Information Services Team or Tom Vo