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Welcome To The Regional Data Center!

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 development activities.

As the regional census data affiliate, SPC supplies accurate, comprehensive data to local governments, private industries, and community organizations. SPC’s 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 analysis zones.

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Kirk Brethauer talks about SPC's Regional Data Center and remarks on some of its many recent accomplishments and activities.

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What Is GIS?

Geographic 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 ]

Natural Infrastructure

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.

Aerial Photo of Butler County

Aerial Photograph of Butler County, PA.

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Department Director:
Kirk Brethauer
(412) 391-5590 x347

Regional Data Center

Southwestern Pennsylvania

Two Chatham Center Suite 500
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-5590 (P)
(412) 391-9160 (F)

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