A geographic information system (GIS) allows us to view, understand, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and data trends.
A sophisticated mapping and analysis software, GIS allows the user to analyze spatial data related to land use, transportation, natural resources, utilities, and long-range planning. GIS is an important tool in managing, planning, evaluating, and maintaining transportation systems. The main purpose of GIS services at SLOCOG is to support the regional land use model, regional travel demand model, and understand socio-demographic trends based on census data. Other key aspects of GIS activities at SLOCOG include maintaining and updating spatial data for regional transit services; bikeway and pedestrian infrastructure; land use and housing information; and socio-demographic information.
Safe Routes to School Maps
SLOCOG GIS has prepared map data and designed a series of maps to support the Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Inventory Project. These maps show existing pedestrian infrastructure in proximity to schools in the region, including existing sidewalks, signalized intersections, stop-controlled intersections, crosswalks, and other traffic control devices. This series of maps can be found on the Rideshare Safe Routes to School Resources Webpage at SLOSafeRoutes.org.
San Luis Obispo County Bike Map 2013
SLOCOG GIS partnered with Regional Rideshare staff for the map design and layout of the recent update of the San Luis Obispo County Bike Map. These attractive, full-color maps show existing bicycle infrastructure throughout the region, featuring 2 regional maps (North and South County), and 11 community-level maps. Bike maps are available for purchase ($2 donation) at the SLOCOG/Rideshare office, as well as bike shops around the region. These maps are available for download at rideshare.org/bike-maps.
SLOCOG GIS Data
SLOCOG maintains the following GIS datasets:
Census 2010 block-level
Census 2010 tract-level
Bikeways (except Class I)
Bikeways (Class I)
Pedestrian Network (sidewalks, crossings, network links)
Pedestrian Network (signals, network junctions)
Shape files are available for download as zip files HERE. Some of the zip files will contain associated layer files. Excel files listing shape file attribute fields are also available for download.
Please contact Geoffrey Chiapella (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about utilizing the following datasets, or with questions about the availability of other datasets related to regional land use and transportation.