What is the Regional Data Platform?
As one of SCAG’s largest and most transformative initiatives 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.
SCAG is in the process of developing the SoCal Greenprint, a web-mapping application to help users make data-driven land use and transportation infrastructure decisions and support conservation investments.
Once completed, the SoCal Greenprint will serve as an optional, flexible and open regional conservation-focused data and mapping tool for the six counties in the SCAG region. While it will be freely accessible, it is being designed for use by county transportation commissions, municipalities, conservation groups, researchers and developers.
Given the important role geospatial data has in making planning decisions, SCAG is working with a number of local and regional agencies to form a purchasing co-operative that would obtain a variety of high quality aerial imagery at a reduced, shared cost.