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Data Resource Center

Maps, data and research

Metro’s Research Center provides state-of-the-art mapping, spatial analysis, regional economic analysis, and demographic and travel forecasting for Metro, its regional partners, businesses and the public.


As custodians of the region’s geographic-based data infrastructure, Data Resource Center staff coordinate with regional partners to collect and combine data into a seamless data set for use in regionwide decision-making. This comprehensive data set, along with economic forecasting and modeling information, is used to generate reports, products and services that inform a wide variety of regional issues and opportunities.

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RLIS Live delivers more than 100 GIS map layers for the region through online download and web services - available to subscribers anywhere with Internet access. Go

Annexation search tool

Search for regional annexations and boundary changes, and view or download final action documents.Go

RLIS Discovery site

View GIS map layers in detail and download individual or multiple layers. A limited selection of free map layers is available to non-subscribers.Go

Maps and data products

Purchase maps and aerial photographs of the region.Go


Transportation research and modeling services

Find data analysis and research to better understand the region’s current transportation systems – from examining what patterns and costs exist now, to envisioning future needs and systems.Go

Economic and land use forecasting

Looking for data, reports or forecasts on land, population and employment? Metro compiles and maintains a wealth of information about the economy and demographics of the region.Go

Greater Portland Pulse

Through a partnership with leaders at Metro and Portland State University's Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, the Greater Portland Pulse tracks the the region's well-being by choosing, measuring and using a set of inter-related indicators in nine areas.Learn more



Use this premier web mapping service to view and print maps or data specific to your interest. To purchase a wide variety of presentation quality reports and maps, link to Business Analyst Online developed for MetroMap by the Environmental Systems Research Institute. Go

Interactive maps and tools

Use these tools to see maps, including the Bike There! map on Google Earth, plan local trips, locate recycling resources, contact your garbage hauler, make food donations or learn about your councilor.Go

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Latest release

The Feb. 10, 2014 RLIS Live data are now available to download. Go

fostering innovation

Greater Portland Pulse

Tools and applications

Discover how Metro uses state-of-the-art tools for conducting science-based research that supports strategic decision-making within Metro and across the region. Go

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Protected by voters

Chehalem Ridge

12,000 acres and counting

Thanks to two voter-approved bond measures, the Metro Natural Areas Program has protected more than 12,000 acres across the Portland metropolitan area. Caring for this land enhances water quality, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities for future generations. Learn more

By the Numbers

The number of acres in the urban growth boundary in 2006, over 22,000 more than in 1992.

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MetroMap shows map-based information about a location of your choice. View parcel and tax assessment information, zoning, political boundaries, planning information, flood plain and special districts. Get started

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Discover 50 regional neighborhoods while enjoying the benefits of walking.Learn more

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