Friday, January 29, 2016
LA Rolls Out Slick Open Data Mapping Site, GeoHub
As part of the city's efforts to make more of its data accessible to citizens and others, the City of Los Angeles rolled out a new site, Los Angeles Geohub, powered by GIS technology from Esri. The new site allows citizens and others pull up a large library of open data, and browse that through a map interface. The data includes everything from ZIP codes in Los Angeles, to high accident rate corridors and the locations of traffic accidents; wineries in Los Angeles; bus routes; volunteer opportunities; flood zones, and countless other pieces of data. In addition to the online browsing of that data, the same information can be access by developers via an SDK, and incorporated into web and mobile apps. One of the web apps included uses actual city data to attempt to map out the tech industry in the city, based on business permits and registered businesses in the city.