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LA City Planning releases GIS Data Portal

LA City Planning GIS Data PAge

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 selecting the LADCP GIS Data. page.

I will also add this link to our LA County GIS Data Portal, (http://gis.lacounty.gov/dataportal), which contains links to County and other data like this.

While I like the portal itself, there are some things I think that LA City should look into:

  1. It’s not integrated into any of the other GIS data from LA City, meaning that it’s focus on Planning only means that I still need to go to many other sites to get other GIS data from LA City.
  2. The layer names are images, which means that if Google or Microsoft crawl their site, it will be a lot harder to get this data on the search results.
  3. I did notice that the page doesn’t have its own URL which also will cause issues for search engines to make it easier to find.

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