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LA City Communities and Planning Areas

A number of LA City boundaries are available, including:

LA City Community Boundaries LA City Neighborhood Council Boundaries LA City Community Plan Areas

Some of these datasets were downloaded from the LA City Planning GIS Data Download Page – and others from the LA City Open Data Portal.


Port of Los Angeles Berths, Docks, Slips

The Port of Los Angeles manages GIS information about its Berths, Marinas, docks, and slips. They have provided a set of feature classes, including:

Berth Lines Dock Lines Marina Boundaries Slips Dock Structures

You can see the organization of the data in the image on the right.

Download the Data

POLA_Data – […]

Historic Maps of Los Angeles City (1849, 1908)

Two georeferenced images of historic maps of Los Angeles were downloaded from Earthworks, as posted by SoCalGIS. Since they were georeferenced I thought they might be of interest.

Many thanks to Harvard University Library for scanning and georeferencing these maps.

Click below to download

Map of Los Angeles (1849) […]

Township Range Section, Rancho Boundaries

This dataset contains the boundaries of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) – Township Range Section boundaries, as well as the boundaries of the Ranchos and Landgrants that pre-dated the PLSS. In general these match the USGS topographic Quad Sheets from the US Geological Survey.

Note – some boundaries […]

LA City Council Districts (2012)


Updated December 2013.

LA City Council Districts as adopted by Final Ordinance 2012 No. 182168. This data was provided by the City of Los Angeles.

These boundaries are legally accurate as specified by the Los Angeles City Bureau of Engineering.


Download the shapefile (includes sample layer file): LA […]

Santa Monica GIS Data

For folks who are looking for GIS data in the City of Santa Monica, they have a page where they make this data available for download:

Click here to go to the Santa Monica GIS Data Page

LA County Address Points

Address Points

Current data date: August 2014 – we will be updating this information weekly.

This dataset contains address points from the Countywide Address Management System, a collaborative program between the County’s Registrar/Recorder, Chief Information Officer, Public Works Department, Department of Regional Planning, and many local cities to manage […]

LA City Planning GIS Data Portal

LA City Planning GIS Data Portal

The City of Los Angeles Planning department has launched a GIS Data Portal for downloading various GIS data files pertaining to City Planning information.

You can access the data by going to, selecting the Maps and Stats button on the left, then […]

City of Los Angeles – Maps and Apps

Here are links to some good resources for the City of Los Angeles. This is not data – but we put on this site because we get a lot of requests for this information.

City of Los Angeles

Map Gallery and Link to GIS Web Mapping Applications (not data; but great information).

Map […]

LA City Council Districts (2002)

Boundaries of LA City Council Districts, with District Number. The source of this data is the City of Los Angeles.

Data Download (shipped shapefile) ArcGIS 10 Layer File (for County use only)