About The Regional Data Center
Through strategic partnerships and GIS Technology,
SPC has assembled one of the largest data arsenals in the
region to assist with planning and economic
As the regional census data affiliate, SPC supplies
accurate, comprehensive data to local governments, private industries,
and community organizations. SPCs data is especially vital
to local governments in implementing or revising their comprehensive
plans, establishing inventories within public works, and identifying
emergency or homeland security scenarios.
SPC also develops and maintains demographic forecasts.
The current forecast, called
Cycle 9a, contains total population, households, and work-place employment
for the years 2010-2040 by municipality and sub-municipality entities called traffic
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Kirk Brethauer talks about SPC's Regional Data Center and remarks on some of its many recent accomplishments and activities.
What Is GIS?
Information Systems (GIS) combines layers of information about
various neighborhoods, cities, townships, counties, or regions
to give decision-makers a better understanding of southwestern
Pennsylvania. GIS makes it possible to map, model, query,
and analyze large quantities of data. [ more ]
SPC, the Pennsylvania Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Environmental
Council, and the Heinz Endowments, are sponsoring a project to examine
the natural infrastructure of southwestern Pennsylvania . . . [ more ]
Many Regional Data Center documents are also available in our Publications section.