Mapping LA

I began the week annoyed by practices of some newspaper websites, but I’m ending it with praise for the LA Times efforts to involve residents in an effort  map the county.

Readers have commented on 86 of the 87 neighborhoods we proposed, the one exception being Griffith Park, which has thousands of visitors daily but few homes. Many of the comments offered specific advice, or criticism. Some gave vivid remembrances of places where the reader grew up or once lived. Others disputed the name we had given an area as too narrow or, in some cases, too unknown….The purpose of the finished map is twofold: We plan to use it as The Times standard for defining where events take place within the city. It will also become the basis, along with maps of the the rest of the county and region, for interactive projects in the works.

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