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Locations/Points of Interest (LMS Data) – January 2016

Current data date: January 2016

The major changes to this file include an update of all public school locations from the State Department of Education

Download the data

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 73,000 locations, including 63,000 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.

Data Sources

Data was compiled from the following data sources:

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  If information is incorrect, out of date, or the location is wrong, you can click on the link in ArcMap (an identified point will have a hyperlink icon next to it) and you will be taken to the page in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

I have noticed that many folks don’t realize the value of this dataset because they are looking for a specific item (like “Libraries”) and don’t find it on this site – but it is part of this dataset.  So I have added a full text listing so that you can know to look here.  You need to extract the relevant data through queries.

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.

To download an Excel table showing the full set of Categories, download: Location Categories (includes use constraints and data owners).xlsx

Category cat1 cat2 Count
1 Arts and Recreation Beaches and Marinas 85
2 Arts and Recreation Campgrounds 286
3 Arts and Recreation Cruise Line Terminals 3
4 Arts and Recreation Cultural and Performing Arts Centers 25
5 Arts and Recreation Golf Courses 111
6 Arts and Recreation Museums and Aquariums 55
7 Arts and Recreation Natural Areas and Wildlife Sanctuaries 96
9 Arts and Recreation Parks and Gardens 1277
10 Arts and Recreation Picnic Areas 59
11 Arts and Recreation Pools 70
12 Arts and Recreation Ranches 123
13 Arts and Recreation Recreation Centers 366
14 Arts and Recreation Recreation Clubs 43
15 Arts and Recreation Recreation Programs 308
16 Arts and Recreation Ski Areas 9
17 Arts and Recreation Sports Venues 24
18 Arts and Recreation Tourist Assistance 7
19 Arts and Recreation Trails 63
20 Arts and Recreation Wineries 1
21 Communications AM Antennas 31
22 Communications Antenna Structure Registration 733
23 Communications BRS and EBS Transmitters 16
24 Communications Cellular Towers 42
25 Communications Digital TV 23
26 Communications FM Antennas 102
27 Communications Internet Exchange Points 11
28 Communications Internet Service Providers 32
29 Communications IT Portal Locations 7
30 Communications Land Mobile Broadcast 204
31 Communications Land Mobile Commercial Towers 1916
32 Communications Land Mobile Private 9594
33 Communications Microwave Towers 5248
34 Communications NTSC TV 21
35 Communications Paging Towers 186
36 Communications Towers 100
37 Community Groups Churches 2406
38 Community Groups Community Organizations 219
39 Community Groups Farmers Markets 140
40 Community Groups Red Cross Offices 9
41 Community Groups Volunteer Opportunities 345
42 Education Adult Education 218
43 Education Colleges and Universities 218
44 Education Early Childhoold Education and Head Start 632
45 Education Guidance and Tutoring Programs 152
46 Education Private and Charter Schools 1152
47 Education Public Elementary Schools 1223
48 Education Public High Schools 173
49 Education Public Middle Schools 293
50 Education School Districts 88
51 Education Special Curriculum Schools and Programs 127
52 Emergency Response Cooling and Warming Centers 33
53 Emergency Response Emergency and Disaster Offices 126
54 Emergency Response National Shelter System 903
55 Emergency Response Points of Dispensing 174
56 Environment Conservation Programs 2
57 Environment EPA Facility Registration System (FRS) 3195
58 Environment EPA Superfund Sites 16
59 Environment Hazardous Waste Disposal 4
60 Environment Historic Earthquakes 102
61 Environment Recycling 2
62 Environment Tsunami Tide Gauges 2
63 Government Chambers of Commerce 113
64 Government City Halls 91
65 Government Consulate Offices 74
66 Government County Offices 37
67 Government Government Offices 174
68 Government Military Facilities 101
69 Government Passports 133
70 Government Representative Offices 147
71 Government Social Security Administration 34
72 Health and Mental Health Dental Care 103
73 Health and Mental Health DHS Health Clinics 163
74 Health and Mental Health Health Centers 216
75 Health and Mental Health Health Clinics 359
76 Health and Mental Health Health Education and Counseling 377
77 Health and Mental Health Health Screening and Testing 438
78 Health and Mental Health Hospitals and Medical Centers 262
79 Health and Mental Health Immunization 156
80 Health and Mental Health Medicare and Medicaid Offices 30
81 Health and Mental Health Mental Health Centers 694
82 Health and Mental Health Mental Health Counseling 425
83 Health and Mental Health Mental Health Programs 292
84 Health and Mental Health Public Health Programs 303
85 Health and Mental Health Safe Havens 457
86 Health and Mental Health Substance Abuse Programs 468
87 Municipal Services Animals and Pets 63
88 Municipal Services Building Inspections 114
89 Municipal Services Cemeteries 84
90 Municipal Services Community Services 132
91 Municipal Services Consumer Services 116
92 Municipal Services Economic Development 110
93 Municipal Services Elections 20
94 Municipal Services Environmental Programs 46
95 Municipal Services Health and Housing Inspections 18
96 Municipal Services Libraries 285
97 Municipal Services Licenses and Permits 229
98 Municipal Services Planning and Zoning 109
99 Municipal Services Property and Tax 37
100 Municipal Services Public Internet Access 208
101 Municipal Services Public Records 35
102 Municipal Services Rubbish Disposal 88
103 Municipal Services Street Maintenance 92
104 Municipal Services Utilities 44
105 Physical Features Electrical Sub-Stations 9
106 Physical Features Named Locations 1082
107 Physical Features Power Plants 8
108 Physical Features Water 614
109 Postal DHL Locations 471
110 Postal Federal Express Locations 1621
111 Postal Post Offices 225
112 Postal Private Non Retail Shipping Locations 41
113 Postal UPS Locations 1061
114 Postal USPS Administrative Offices 2
115 Postal USPS Bulk Mail Centers 9
116 Postal USPS Mail Collection Boxes 5971
117 Private Industry Agriculture and Food 276
118 Private Industry Banking and Finance 2430
119 Private Industry Business Centers 9
120 Private Industry Corporate Headquarters 15
121 Private Industry Manufacturing 22
122 Private Industry Mines 33
123 Private Industry Oilfields 13
124 Private Industry Shopping Centers 348
125 Private Industry TV and Movie Studios 15
126 Public Safety Courthouses 92
127 Public Safety Crime Prevention and Support 171
128 Public Safety Crime Reporting and Investigation 72
129 Public Safety District Attorney 48
130 Public Safety Fingerprinting 1
131 Public Safety Fire Stations 459
132 Public Safety Jails and Prisons 14
133 Public Safety Legal Services and Counseling 250
134 Public Safety Lifeguard Towers 173
135 Public Safety Parole and Offender Assistance 67
136 Public Safety Probation Camps and Juvenile Halls 43
137 Public Safety Probation Offices 35
138 Public Safety Public Defender 40
139 Public Safety Self-Help Legal Centers 11
140 Public Safety Sheriff and Police Stations 152
141 Social Services Adoption 34
142 Social Services Child Care 256
143 Social Services Child Support Services 17
144 Social Services Children and Family Services 825
145 Social Services Clothing 152
146 Social Services Disability Support Services 202
147 Social Services Domestic Violence Services 155
148 Social Services Donation Services 215
149 Social Services Food Assistance 333
150 Social Services Forms Assistance 31
151 Social Services Homeless Shelters and Services 182
152 Social Services Housing Assistance and Information 234
153 Social Services Immigration 102
154 Social Services Job Training 497
155 Social Services Life Links 186
156 Social Services NEG Program WorkSource Centers 17
157 Social Services Payment Assistance 95
158 Social Services Public Housing 141
159 Social Services Public Information Services 293
160 Social Services Senior Services 471
161 Social Services Support Groups 313
162 Social Services Thrift Shops 87
163 Social Services Transportation Assistance 127
164 Social Services Unemployment Insurance Offices 30
165 Social Services Veterans Services 61
166 Social Services Welfare Offices and Programs 193
167 Transportation Airports 27
168 Transportation Alternative Fuel 757
169 Transportation Amtrak Stations 18
170 Transportation Anchorages 132
171 Transportation Automatic Traffic Counters 11
172 Transportation Breakwaters 3
173 Transportation Bridges 6523
174 Transportation Ferries 8
175 Transportation Freeway Exits 522
176 Transportation Funiculars 1
177 Transportation Heliports 199
178 Transportation Intermodal Terminal Facilities 60
179 Transportation Metro Stations 95
180 Transportation Metrolink Stations 58
181 Transportation Park and Ride Locations 137
182 Transportation Transit Systems 13
183 Transportation Tunnels 9

 

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Using GIS Data on this site

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GIS data available on this website is provided AS IS - please read the GIS Data Portal Terms of Use

Data Field Descriptions
  • post_id: ID from the LMS system.  Not unique - a single location may have multiple services and therefore the ID show up more than once under different categories
  • Name: Name of the location
  • descriptio: Descrption of the location, where available.  This is actually a free-form text field.  The shapefile might truncate the original data
  • cat1: Initial (Primary) Category
  • cat2: Second (Secondary) Category
  • cat3: Third (Tertiary) Category
  • addrln1: First address line
  • addrln2: Second Address Line
  • city: City
  • state
  • zip
  • hours: hours of availability
  • phones: One or more phone numbers with a description if necessary
  • url: web link for this location
  • Email: email contact
  • info1: This field is used to store information related to the location that doesn't fit into the categories above - for example, cell towers might have the height of the tower.
  • info2: More information
  • link: This is the URL for the site in the LMS system.  It will open the page in the LMS for this location, where owners can edit the location, and users can provide feedback on errors.
  • org_name: Legal owner of the location ("Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning" for example)
  • source: The source of the data (211, HSIP, Current Services Locator)
  • ext_id: The unique external ID of the location if the data came from another data source.  This will be used to process updates from these sources.
  • use_type:Whether the data is public or private
    • "publish"   - means the location is public information
    • "private" - means the location is "For Official Use Only" and can only be distributed to government entities.
  • latitude: The Latitude of the Location
  • longitude: The longitude of the location
  • date_updat: Date this location was last updated.

 


GIS Source Information
Database Name: EGIS_INFRASTRUCTURE
Feature Class Name: EGIS_LMS_DATA
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2012
Accuracy: Parcel
Update Frequency: As Needed
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Mark Greninger
Geographic Information Officer
County of Los Angeles
Internal Services Department
350 S Figueroa Street
Suite 188
Los Angeles, CA 90071
mgreninger@isd.lacounty.gov
213-253-5624

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