About Us

We are the Modeling and GIS team of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the metropolitan planning organization for the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, please visit www.mtc.ca.gov. This site provides an overview of our team and our work. Feel free to contact us for more information on our Services, Data, and Mapping products.

Our team

We are a small, agile GIS group with experience in Spatial Analysis, Map Production, Interactive Mapping Apps and Spatial Data Management. We support the Planning, Finance and Operations groups at MTC. We also provide GIS support to other public agencies in the nine-county San Francisco Bay region.

  • Kearey Smith

    GIS Manager

    "Solving complex spatial problems can be a fun adventure, but like any adventure, always make sure you bring the right tools to get the job done. We don't want to find ourselves lost in the GIS Wilderness..."



  • Stella Wotherspoon

    Spatial Analyst

    "Place matters...let us help you find the patterns and stories hidden in your data!"



  • Michael Ziyambi

    Web Developer

    "Location is fundamental to life. From analyzing urban sprawl to finding the optimal habitats for endangered species, GIS continues to provide us with tools to push the boundaries… and to boldly go where no analyst has gone before."



  • Solana Foo

    Data Analyst

    One way to think of Garbage In Garbage Out:
    IF (Data == "Good")
    THEN {Information = "Good"}
    IF (Information == "Good")
    THEN {Decision_making = "Good"}
    ELSE {Decision_making = "Bad"};



What We Do

MTC uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to map and analyze transportation systems/projects and perform related analyses. We are a team of Spatial Thinkers, Web Developers, and Data Collection and Management Experts. We work with our Transportation and Land Use partner agencies, Key Regional Stake Holders, and the Public to promote integrated long-range transportation and land-use/housing planning efforts accross the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region.

  • Map Production 100%
  • Data Visualization 60%
  • Data Collection 50%
  • Spatial Analysis 90%
  • Website Design 80%
  • GIS Training 70%

The application of GIS is limited only by the imagination of those who use it.

- Jack Dangermond -

Our Services

We have a diverse team of professionals with varied experience in Map Production, Database Development, and Spatial Analysis. Our recent past projects include demographic research, transportation and land use capacity analyses as well as the development of highly engaging interactive mapping websites.

Cartography and Map Production

A beautiful map can grab the attention of its viewers and communicate complex ideas in an easily understandable medium.

Data Collection

Data lies at the heart of every GIS project. We specialize in the collection and post-processing of spatial data in a variety of formats.

Website Design

We strive to design engaging websites that focus on design, content and a great user experience.

Spatial Analysis

Solving spatial problems requires human expertise, access to relevant information, necessary infrastructure, and analysis techniques.

Data Visualization

Understanding complex data can often be a challenging experience. Good visualizations can improve comprehension of complex data.

GIS Training

We offer custom training in all facets of GIS for transportation and land use professionals.

Have a spatial mapping project in mind, or are you looking for assistance with making a map? We might be able to assist you. Click this link to send us your request. Request Services


  • "Check out our Maps of the Month Section"

    -View Maps-

  • "We have Maps and Apps on ArcGIS Online"

    -Visit Site-

  • "Check out our Census Maps"

    -Visit Site-

Maps are like campfires. Everyone gathers around them because they allow people to understand complex issues at a glance, and find agreement about how to help the land.

- Sonoma Ecology Center -

See something you like? Want more information about a project or map?Contact Us

Application Development

JavaScript | .NET | HTML5 | ESRI APIs

  • Consultation

    We tackle business problems with intelligence. We use cutting-edge tech and cutting-edge thinking to bring.

  • Design

    We tackle business problems with intelligence. We use cutting-edge tech and cutting-edge thinking to bring.

  • User Experience

    We tackle business problems with intelligence. We use cutting-edge tech and cutting-edge thinking to bring.

  • Development

    We tackle business problems with intelligence. We use cutting-edge tech and cutting-edge thinking to bring.

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it is really how it works.

- Steve Jobs -

Spatial Data

GeoVisualization | Enterprise Databases | Collection and Dissemination | Open Data

  • Administrative

    City/County boundaries, Parcels, Zip boundaries, Subregional Study Areas

  • Demographic

    Census Geography, Political Boundaries, School Districts

  • Policy

    Environmental Justice, Communities of Concern, Existing and Planned Land Use

  • Transportation

    Roadways, Rail Systems, Ferry Routes, Bus Routes and Stops, Transit Stations, Goods Movement Networks

  • Environmental

    Sea Level Rise, Earth Quake Faults, Floodplains, Watersheds

  • Projects

    Major Projects, Transportation Improvement Plan, Regional Transporation Plan, Plan Bay Area

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375 Beale St, Suite 800, San Francisco Ca. 94105

Contact Us

We offer specialized GIS services and support to many of our transportation partner agencies in the nine county bay area region. Feel free to contact us to discuss your next GIS project.