Fun with Maps

We’ve recently read about several interesting new interactive map projects, which help to visualize everything from real estate foreclosures to political donations to where to find some summer fun in Los Angeles. And for map fans, they’re all worth getting lost in for at least a few edifying minutes.  Here’s the list…and if you know of any other interesting new maps we should be aware of, please let us know in the comments.  We love maps!

LOS ANGELES DEVELOPMENT MAP

This map, created by a Los Angeles realtor, shows “all the current and proposed construction in Los Angeles county and surrounding areas,” including proposed projects, projects under construction, completed projects and cancelled projects.

CITY CONTROLLER’S PROPERTY PANEL (PUBLICLY-OWNED PROPERTIES IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES)

City Controller Ron Galperin’s office maintains this map of properties in the LA area that are owned by the City, LAUSD, County, State and Federal entities.

MAP OF LOS ANGELES CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES

 

Map on the Mayor’s website showing properties that are specifically owned by the City of Los Angeles.

HCID LA FORECLOSURE GEOREGISTRY

Enter a zip code and see all the single-family, muli-family and residential lot properties that have been registered as foreclosures.

LA CITY PLANNING EARLY NOTIFICATIONS MAP

See all the new development, liquor permit and other “entitlement” applications in our area.  (Note: we’ve shared this one before, but think it’s worth sharing again. )

MAP OF ELLIS ACT EVICTIONS IN LOS ANGELES

Showing the cumulative number of housing units lost to evictions for renovations and demolitions.

NEW YORK TIMES DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISING MAP

Zoom in to see which Democratic presidential candidates are raising the most money in which parts of the country. (At the moment, the maps seem zoomable only to the city level…but originally you could zoom down to specific blocks in your neighborhood.  Hope they restore that functionality at some point – it was fascinating!)

SUMMER FUN IN L.A.

City Controller Ron Galperin’s map of parks, libraries, senior centers, and other city-owned places to “explore, play, learn and create.”

 

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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