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Products and Services


The SANDAG Service Bureau is the preferred source for customized demographic and economic studies, data and analysis, Geographic Information Systems analysis and mapping, and transportation modeling.

Our services are described below. For more information, please visit the link(s) listed below each description:

Demographic Analysis
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis
Transportation Analysis
Public Facility Location Analysis
General Plans and Land Use Analysis
Strategic Plans
Survey Design and Analysis
Criminal Justice Research

Demographic Analysis

Current, historic, and forecast information describe the population, housing, and economic characteristics for standard geographic areas (such as jurisdictions and census tracts) as well as user-defined areas (such as radius or a drive time from an intersection or other location).

User-defined geography & Profile

Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis

Our GIS is used to create, maintain, analyze, and display geographic information. Features from any number of map layers (such as roads and land use) can be combined and displayed on one map.

Transportation Analysis

Our transportation models use the latest adopted circulation elements and land use plans for each local jurisdiction to evaluate the transportation impacts of proposed land use developments or changes to the street, highway or transit network.

Public Facility Location Analysis

Our Public Facilities Models are used to evaluate the optimum location of new or relocated facilities (such as libraries and fire stations) based on travel and response times, service areas, and capacities.

General Plan and Land Use Analysis

Current land use as well as the general and community plans of each jurisdiction are maintained in our Regional Information System. Custom maps and tabular data summarizing current and planned land use can be created, and different land use scenarios can be evaluated.

Strategic Plans

Organizations are dynamic, and so are the demographic, economic, and social characteristics that affect the way they operate. Access to SANDAG's extensive demographic, economic, transportation, criminal justice, and other resources along with experienced staff makes the Service Bureau uniquely qualified to prepare long-term plans that help clients achieve their objectives.

Survey Design and Analysis

The Service Bureau designs, administers, and analyzes the results of telephone and mail surveys to provide local planners and policymakers information about a variety of topics, including attitudes and opinions about local issues and satisfaction with programs and services.

Criminal Justice Research

The SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division maintains historic and current crime- and justice-related information from the region’s local law enforcement agencies, including crime and clearance rates by type of offense and characteristics of crimes and victims.