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LA Times Expands Mapping Project to Include Cities, Unincorporated Areas Within LA County
Just over a year ago, the LA Times launched their neighborhood mapping project, which used data from multiple sources and reader input in the hopes of settling debates about physical--and often psychological--boundaries.
Now they've expanded the endeavor to include cities and unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County, and are urging readers to not only click on the cartographic representations of the regions, but contribute to the growing narrative about the places we Angelenos call home. Each of the 16 regions break further down into neighborhoods, and each of those can be examined individually, and include data on population, income, schools, and more.
So will this put to rest the perpetually revisited tussle over where the "Westside" begins? Probably not. Their Westside is comprised of 23 neighborhoods, and uses the eastern borders of Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Culver City, and Ladera Heights to establish its separation from the rest of the regions. Got beef? Use the LA Times' comments section to share your thoughts on the regions they've mapped out.