The Research & Analytics Division in the Center for Livable Communities provide support in a variety of ways to planning staff, local governments, planning partners, and the general public. Geographic Information Science (GIS) is a growing discipline that combines database information with geographic features for powerful display and analysis. GIS requires hardware, software, data and people to create effective tools that can be used to view, query, analyze and map our region and world.
Geographic Information System (GIS) Data
ARC Research & Analytics publishes many GIS datasets for download as part of the Atlanta Region Information System (ARIS).
The interactive ArcGIS Viewer for Flex platform has unique sites for the Regional Transportation Referendum project list, Plan 2040, Livable Centers Initiative, Breaking Ground 2010 Project Report, Career Resource Centers, the Unified Growth Policy Map and more.
Additionally, through partnerships with Neighborhood Nexus and the Open Indicators Consortium, the open source mapping and visualization platform known as Weave has been developed. A main Weave map with over 600 variables has been created, as well as maps for Public Health, CRCT scores and more.
ARC Research & Analytics creates a wide variety of digital maps for regional planning purposes.
ARC Research & Analytics offers ESRI authorized ArcGIS Desktop I, II & III GIS training to local government personnel at a reduced rate throughout the year.
ARGIS - Atlanta Region GIS User Group
ARC hosts ARGIS, Atlanta Region GIS User Group, throughout the year. ARGIS is a geospatial professional group primarily focused on local government, academic, and nonprofit entities in the Atlanta Region. The purpose of the group is to highlight and support local government GIS initiatives, foster regional GIS collaboration, and identify and encourage data sharing opportunities.