Last Update: January 2013
This dataset comes from the County’s Location Management System (LMS), which is a collaborative system to locations across the County. The full dataset contains over 66,000 locations, including 42,000 public (available for download below) and14,000 non-public locations (available for government entities only) with consistent attributes. Location types are broken into more than 270 unique types using three categories (cat1, cat2, cat3) that provide detailed breakdowns of the location types.
We need your help keeping this data up to date
The County has launched an ambitious program to maintain this data collaboratively. Each location in the dataset has a defined page for it – stored in the link field. If information is incorrect, out of date, or the location is wrong, you can click on the link in ArcMap (an identified point will have a hyperlink icon next to it) and you will be taken to the page in the LMS for that location. A registered user can provide comments for that location, which will be sent automatically to the location owner.
If you feel that you are the authoritative owner for one or more of the categories or points, please contact me (email below). Please read the LMS Introduction and Documentation
Information contained in the LMS Data
This dataset is the single, central repository for locations of interest to government, including basic information about those locations. So we will keep heliports in our dataset, but not dry cleaners.
Information includes: Parks, campgrounds, trails, churches, colleges and universities, public and private schools, hospitals, mental health centers, physical features like valleys from the USGS GNIS, Manufacturing Locations, sheriff and police stations, fire stations, social service locations, child welfare service locations, airports, etc.
To download an Excel table showing the full set of Categories, download: Location Categories (includes use constraints and data owners).xlsx
Data was compiled from the following data sources:
- 211 LA County: http://211lacounty.org/
- HSIP Freedom from the HIFLD working group: http://www.hifldwg.org/ – some of this data is for official use only and cannot be downloaded here. Authorized users should contact me to access this data.
- County Services Locator: http://maps.lacounty.gov/location/search
- Other GIS files.
Download the data
- lms_data_public_201301 (zipped shapefile) - Data as of January 2013. This is the public data version only (no data that has been tagged “For Official Use Only (FOUO)” is part of this file.