The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Research Division provides support in a variety of ways to planning staff, local governments, planning partners, consultants and the general public. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a growing technology that combines database information with geographic features such as community facilities, streets and census tracts. 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
The ARC Research Division 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, and the Unified Growth Policy Map and more.
ARC Research creates a wide variety of digital maps for regional planning purposes.
ARC Research offers ESRI authorized ArcGIS Desktop I, II & III GIS training to local government personnel at a reduced rate throughout the year.
Regional GIS User Group
The general purpose of the ARC Regional GIS User Group is to foster regional GIS coordination, identify and encourage data sharing opportunities and support local government GIS. Agendas, meeting minutes and presentations are posted online.