Category: maps and data

No 5-acre urban lot: Survey aims to look at residents' true housing priorities

Launched as part of Metro's urban growth report, the survey of 800 regional residents, plus another panel of Opt In participants, could shed light on the trade-offs consumers are willing to make to live in the type of neighborhood they desire.

Metro staff says state's tailpipe target is attainable

A state mandate to reduce tailpipe emissions in the Portland region is looking attainable – if state leaders can help Metro find the money to make it happen.

Stacey asks for CRC answers as state refutes economist's spillover claims

CRCA report predicting a significant traffic increase on the Glenn Jackson Bridge on Interstate 205 has Metro Councilor Bob Stacey looking for answers.

Metro Research Center director announces retirement

Metro Research Center director Mike Hoglund announced his retirement Friday, saying he'll end his 23-year career at the regional government on April 30.

Hoglund, who previously was the director of Metro's solid waste and recycling department, has run the research center since 2008.

RLIS subscribers use GIS data to plot insect traps and plan emergency response services

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The region's Geographic Information System (GIS) data is collected and distributed by Metro's Data Resource Center as RLIS Live for use by cities, counties, public and private agencies and businesses throughout the region. Read how the new data layers and web services offered by Metro helps support the work of GIS professionals from laying insect traps to planning an emergency response for the region.

Metro spotlights new data and web services for GIS professionals and web developers

Are you a GIS professional or web developer? Do you create your own apps for smart phones or websites? Do you have an interest in aerial photos of the region dating back to 1994 for your work or hobby? Metro's Data Resource Center hosts the third annual subscriber meeting for professionals that use Geographic Information System data and services from Metro's Regional Land Information System. But anyone with an interest in GIS data and its applications is invited to attend.

Region's residents slowly curbing auto use, but cars still dominate the commute

In essence, the region's emphasis on transit and bicycle infrastructure and smarter zoning haven't been a panacea that gets everyone out of their cars. But the improvements have been chipping away at auto use.

¡Vámonos! Join Metro, Kaiser Permanente and Virginia Garcia for the Walk for Wellness

Join Metro and Virginia Garcia to celebrate the opening of the new Cornelius Wellness Center with the two-mile Walk for Wellness fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20. The walk is free and begins at 9 a.m. at the Cornelius Wellness Center, 1151 Adair St. in Cornelius.

Sun sets on a summer of free ¡Vámonos! events

Girl on bikeMetro and community partners hosted more than a dozen ¡Vámonos! events in Washington County this spring and summer, engaging over 1,500 walkers and riders. The events highlighted the easy, family-friendly routes to explore by foot and by bike featured on the ¡Vámonos! maps.

Data shows suburbs-to-Portland still dominant commute

A new analysis of commuting data shows that the traditional model of commuting – people flocking from homes in the suburbs to jobs in Portland daily – is still dominant in the region.