Great New Mapping Tool: Los Angeles

Wow! The L.A. Times has produced a really great new mapping tool of all the neighborhoods in L. A. It’s interactive, so all you do is run your cursor over a neighborhood and then up pops a landscape view along with all sorts of information about demographics of the area. Way to go L.A. Times! I predict this map is going to get hits from all around the world. People are crazy to know more about our fair city and this is a great introduction.

Plus, the paper intends to keep adding to the mapping tool so that points of interest, restaurants and who knows what else will appear interactively as well..What a great idea! As a faithful reader of the N.Y. Times, I can attest to the many interactive maps produced by that paper and they are awesome, such as the interactive electoral districts during the 2008 presidential elections.

We have really needed such an ability to get around our neighborhoods as well. I’ve always wondered exactly where among other unfamiliar areas is  Lake View Terrace ? Now I know. Somehow I thought it was near CalState L.A., but it’s certainly not. And where’s the lake? Anyway, this tool is way cool.  Thank you, L.A. Times…

Here’s a screen shot:

LA Times Neighborhoods

Now, how about the rest of L.A. County? We’ve got some great stuff to share as well…

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2 thoughts on “Great New Mapping Tool: Los Angeles

  1. There was once a lake at Hansen Dam Park which was probably where the lakeview came from for Lakeview Terrace. The lake dried up in the late 80’s and now there is a man made lake there. Don’t you think it is time you updated your “Home Prices, June 2009” post. The market seems to be going crazy right now. Nice blog.

    • Oh, thanks for the info about Lakeview… We don’t have July prices yet… and sales are up, but prices are not which is actually why sales are up, I guess.
      You are right–the era of the multiple offer is back…

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