Friday, January 23, 2009

Red Line Food Hop

The good people over at LAist have created a great reason to hop on the Red Line. Similar to Thrillist's holiday barhop guide, which was created to take advantage of Metro's extended hours, LAist posted a guide to Eating on the Red Line. Of course I was bored and mapped the locations on Google Maps (just like I did for the Red Line Barhop). Places on the list I love are In-N-Out, Philipe's, and El Gran Burrito. Places on the list I need to try ASAP are Molly's and Philadelphia Sandos.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr in LA Map

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One of the blogs I subscribe to is the Militant Angeleno. If you're interested in a unique take on the experience that is Los Angeles, I encourage you to read. Today he posted about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lasting legacy in LA. Not only are there streets, schools, parks, and memorials, but Dr. King spoke at a couple churches shortly before his death. Since I had to work (instead of volunteering) my little way of saying thanks and giving service to both the Militant, MLK (not to mention the new era dawning in America) was to create a map (duh).

LAIst had some great links, including this speech of Dr. King that I found especially moving.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Public transit now on Google Maps

It's been a while since I put anything up here - combination of a busy holidays, finishing a class, and lack of interesting content. But fear not because the good people at Google Maps have come up with a sweet new feature: transit routes. Now you can see the location of rails and subways for a few select cities. Alas Los Angeles is not supported (hello MTA - get your data to Google already) but our neighbor to the north, San Francisco, is represented.

Initially I saw this on the daily links at the Los Angeles Transportation Blog which linked to story at The Transport Politic Blog which linked to a story at the Google Maps/Google Earth team's blog. Phew. I'm glad it made it to my little corner of the world. Go internet.