Bay Area Spatial Information System (BASIS)

The Bay Area Spatial Information System (BASIS) is a Data as a Service (DaaS) Initiative operated by the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).

This system offers a:

  • Secure, accessible database platform for the collection, standardization, discovery and dissemination of key datasets used in regional planning efforts
  • Well documented, organized and definitive source of regional data
  • Single source of information that tracks trends associated with development conditions, land use and environmental impacts associated with future growth and changes to the physical landscape
  • Common framework to discuss and plan for future growth in the region

Many of the tool’s key regional datasets are sourced from local jurisdictions and include data such as land use, zoning, residential permitting and a host of related datasets that describe the development pipeline activity for Bay Area jurisdictions, all of which is directly related to Plan Bay Area.

Go to the BASIS website.

Housing Element Site Selection (HESS) Tool

Web-based mapping tool to guide Bay Area local jurisdictions in identifying potential sites for new housing.