SCAG maintains an active model and data distribution function for
member agencies and other stakeholders. SCAG provides modeling
data to support stakeholders’ planning programs and to assist in
the development and maintenance of city and subregional models.
SCAG provides modeling data services to member agencies,
universities, and other public agencies by providing model
setups, model input data, and model results.
SCAG’s model and data distribution program is designed to promote
model consistency, encourage sharing of model data between
agencies, and greatly reduce costs for participating agencies.
The use of models and data provided by SCAG helps ensure that
local planning assumptions and modeling activities are consistent
with SCAG’s models and growth assumptions. This helps to ensure
that resulting local plans are consistent with SCAG’s plans and
guarantees that local planning input can feed seamlessly into the
regional planning process. SCAG provides requestors off-the-shelf
information and/or data requiring further
assistance for SCAG to process and extract. In addition, for
subregional model development and for large regional initiatives,
SCAG provides model setups and documentation required for the
requestor to setup and conduct modeling analysis.