An trip back to Los Angeles in 1880
The map that you see overlaying modern L.A. is a hand drawn piece of history made by engineers in the city’s early days, with a distinct focus on water resources.
Take your own trip back in time, courtesy of the Smithsonian, here.
And h/t to the great Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Tumblr.
Ever wonder what Street View looks like atop a mountain?
Well, now you know - the above views are from 22,000 feet atop the Aconcagua summit in Argentina, the highest point yet documented via Google’s Street View. As part of the company’s efforts to add to its maps offerings, it recently scoped out ranges such as Aconcagua, Everest and Kilimanjaro.
Photos: Google Street View
The 106 stations run by the Los Angeles Fire Department, styled in a throwback to the department’s print maps. Released today in an open-source effort by our Data Desk team. http://lat.ms/11LGRCN
The data were collected as part of The Times’ ongoing investigation of the LAFD. Catch up with that and find response times where you live at http://www.latimes.com/lafddata
In Scouting reports, a pattern of molestation: There is no single predator profile, but analysis of confidential files shows “grooming behavior,” a gradual seduction. For years, Scout officials ignored the advice of experts to study the files.
Map: Shows locations of troops and units referenced by the Boy Scouts of America in the expulsions of thousands of men following allegations of sexual abuse. The Times has created a database of those so-called perversion files. Credit: Ken Schwencke / Los Angeles Times
This map is a bit different: It is a landing site map for Apollo 11, dated in 1969.
Held in records created by NASA at the National Archives at Riverside.
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The nonprofit environmental monitoring group SkyTruth on Thursday launched a real-time alert system that uses remote sensing and digital mapping to track pollution events in the United States.
Mapnificent is a tool that visualizes the places you can reach on public transportation given a certain amount of time. Custom settings let you note how long it takes you to get to transit stations, with an experimental option to calculate traffic by adjusting for time of day (though it doesn’t seem to account for L.A.’s gridlock).
Updated, 11:10 a.m., Aug. 2: Ah, duh! We forgot to mention that the map works for lots of cities, not just ones in California. Thanks, betterworlds.
Map: Shows areas available by public transit within 15 minutes from the Los Angeles Times. Credit: Mapnificent
Thanks to the Times, I now know exactly what neighborhood I’m in.
I never new the exact boundaries for my neighborhood in LA. And everyone has their own opinion.
I would always say, “oh yeah, i live near Mid-Wilshire, Hancock Park area…you know, Mid-City…” It’s nice to put an end to that debate. Phew. :-)
Glad to be of service! There was actually a big, big debate on where exactly the Westside started.
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Eric Fischer’s "See something or say something" project visualizes geotagged Flickr photos and tweets. “Red dots are locations of Flickr pictures. Blue dots are locations of Twitter tweets. White dots are locations that have been posted to both.”
This one’s of Los Angeles.
Search the Times map for fireworks shows in the Los Angeles area, including details about admission and parking fees.
California’s changing households: A Times analysis of new census figures shows that the percentage of Californians who live in “nuclear family” households — a man and a woman, married, raising their children — has dropped over the last decade, to 23.4% of all households.
Nuclear families are being supplanted by a spectrum of postmodern living arrangements — same-sex households, unmarried opposite-sex partners and single-parent households, among others. Use the Times’ maps to explore where these household shifts have occurred.