Mapping & Data


BCDCOG provides a variety of digital mapping solutions and geo-spatial data services for member governments, municipalities and the general public. GIS has played an active role in regional transportation, environmental and land-use planning initiatives. Additionally, the COG maintains a library of regional GIS data and offers technical support to our jurisdictions.

GIS is also used to provide agency-wide analysis and support, transportation modeling, environmental mapping and regional demographic analysis. Our experienced GIS staff is equipped with the full suite of ESRI mapping products. The COG routinely uses these tools to produce custom maps, web applications and data to meet the planning needs of the BCDCOG region. 

Travel Demand Modeling

Using TransCAD software, BCDCOG staff maintains a regional travel demand model which produces population and household projections, analyzes travel time and patterns and aids in traffic congestion management. The data produced by the model are made available to local governments and other agencies for planning purposes.

Statistics & Demographic Information

The BCDCOG gathers, maintains, analyzes, updates and distributes information in a variety of formats. The staff maintains an extensive demographic and economic database for the BCD region. This information is collected from the Census Bureau, local governments and the private sector. These data are also incorporated into many of the COG’s planning projects. In addition, staff often fields statistical requests and provides assistance to individuals from the public and private sector.