Tools & Data
SACOG’S GIS program develops and produces data sets and maintains many GIS data layers and databases. Coordination of Local, State and Federal information represents more than 10 years of cooperative effort to create and maintain regional information. The program provides GIS modeling, analysis and mapping for SACOG programs and jurisdiction members.
SACOG creates and maintains a tremendous quantity of data about the Sacramento region which covers El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties and the cities within each county. Please note that SACOG does not cover the Tahoe Basin portions of El Dorado or Placer County nor the City of South Lake Tahoe. Those geographies are covered by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) however many data sources do not break out the Tahoe Basin separately.
Infill and redevelopment, mixed-use development, pedestrian and bike-friendly main streets, thriving businesses, transit as an asset, community engagement, safe streets and public spaces—the combination and permutations of these goals and objectives are as varied as the communities in the Sacramento region. Our communities include small cities with fewer resources, mature suburbs, rural and agricultural towns, urban cities and downtowns, and disadvantaged neighborhoods.
As a service to our city and county member agencies, SACOG staff developed regional data sets to support jurisdictions’ work on their required housing element updates. The data were compiled as a part of the work SACOG is doing to explore housing programs and requirements across our region. The data collection was modeled after a similar program developed by the San Diego Association of Governments with the member local governments in support of their housing elements.
Technical Support from SACOG Staff by Request
SACOG staff provide assistance to member jurisdictions in communications and public engagement strategies, grant application review, mapping services, and data requests. Contact Monica Hernández for more information.
SACOG’s 511 program is your free-of-charge one-stop phone and web source for travel information–traffic conditions for commuters, bus and light rail information for more than 20 transit agencies, paratransit services for the elderly and disabled, ridesharing information, and information on commuting by bike. The telephone service is available in English and Spanish. To learn more about available regional travel resources or to download the 511 mobile app, visit the Regional Travel Info page.