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Countywide Statistical Areas (formerly called Board Approved Statistical Areas) – Final Draft

Countywide Statistical Area (formerly called Board Approved Statistical Areas) provide a common geographic boundary for reporting departmental statistics for unincorporated areas to the Board of Supervisors. They are not designed to perfectly represent communities, nor jurisdictional boundaries such as the Angeles National Forest. References below might still be for BASA – but they […]

Split 2010 Block Group/City – Community Statistical Area (formerly BASA)

This dataset contains 2010 Block Groups, updated to improve geographic accuracy, split by City boundaries for each year since 2010. It is a foundation-level dataset that is used to create many other datasets and reporting within the County, including:

Legal City Boundaries Census Block Group and Tract Boundaries – which is used to […]

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

LMS_Data_Public_20160114_gdb – Zipped file geodatabase – full dataset LMS_Data_Public_20160114_shapefile – Due to the length of a number of the fields, a shapefile’s 255 […]

Job Growth information by Zipcode

The Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) at the University Redlands provides monthly updates of job growth for California. These are estimates but the maps are valuable.

I wanted to place this here while I attempt to contact them and gather an ongoing transfer of information to make the data available in raw […]

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 http://planning.lacity.org, selecting the Maps and Stats button on the left, then […]

Crime data – LA County Sheriff

The Sheriff makes crime data for Part 1 and Part 2 crimes available for download from this site: http://shq.lasdnews.net/CrimeStats/CAASS/desc.html.

There are two sets of files: the last 30 days of data, as well as historical yearly data files for 2007 – 2011.

The actual locations have been slightly moved in order […]

California Spatial Information Library (CaSIL)

The Cal-Atlas site facilitates the coordinated and sustainable development, maintenance, licensing and sharing of geospatial data and web map services by California government agencies, partners and stakeholders. California government agencies work with the California GIS Council, regional GIS collaboratives and the broader California GIS community to define the data architecture, systems, standards, agreements and processes […]