|Priority Development Areas ||Priority Development Areas (PDAs) are areas where new development will support the day-to-day needs of residents and workers in a pedestrian-friendly environment served by transit. While PDAs were originally established to address housing needs in infill communities, they have been broadened to advance focused employment growth. Local jurisdictions have defined the character of their PDAs according to existing conditions and future expectations as regional centers, city centers, suburban centers or transit town centers, among other place types. ||Association of Bay Area Governments |
Last updated: July 2015
|Population, Households, and Jobs ||The 2010 and 2040 population, household, and job data for the PDAs were produced for Plan Bay Area, the regional land use and transportation plan for the San Francisco Bay Area. ||Association of Bay Area Governments |
Excel spreadsheet or DBF file
|Terrain ||Hillshades (color and grayscale) were downloaded in parts from USGS websites and assembled into single raster datasets. These different hillshades were then assembled into a map service providing topographic relief from region to local scales. |
The ~90m hillshade data, used for small scale viewing, was derived from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 3 arc-second dataset. Open Source software was used to create a hillshade from the elevation data provided by the SRTM.
The ~10m and ~30m hillshade data, used for medium and large scale viewing, are from the National Elevation Dataset (NED) 1/3 and 1 arc-second datasets. The NED data is provided as a hillshade by default.
The color hillshades (all datasets) were created by applying a color map to the original, black and white hillshades.
|United States Geological Survey |
NED 1/3 (~10 meter) and NED 1 (~30 meter) hillshades
SRTM 3-ARC (~90 meter) elevation data
|Base Map ||Roads, boundaries, water, and labels. ||Tom Tom |
Private vendor, data is not public.