To make the Mar Vista bus route proposal more interesting and appealing we changed the layout of the site, added selectable demographic layers from census tract data. We also added visual representations of this data for each census tract.

The user also has the option of searching by address or zipcode under the Bus Routes and Businesses Tab.

The website is here.

Final Project/Presentation

Refocused Project Theme:

After experimenting with importing Google Fusions Tables and the Yelp API for the mid-term project, Eminent Domain (ED)  is refining its take on access in Los Angeles, by looking at the relationship between business density and travel options. Business density will be determined by a business density layer (possibly by census tract), and the Yelp API click event which displays all the business in a 1 mile radius of wherever the user clicks on the map.

The  transportation piece will address both drivers and transit users. City of LA parking lots will show where there is available parking near high business density (or low business density for that matter) areas should the person choose to drive. Should the person choose transit, the Metro API will load all the bus routes and allow the person to select the most appropriate one.

Google Forms will allow the user to plot points on the map for various purposes. For example, if the user is interested in identifying all of the businesses in a certain area, the user can insert the address, and have a marker identify the location. Then, using the Yelp API, she can click near the marker she just generated and display all of the businesses in a given area. Similarly, when choosing bus routes, the user could input the starting and ending points of the trip and select the most appropriate routes.

The wire frame of the website is here:


Current status: we are currently putting this together and continuing to gather data.

Problems: No issues for the moment

Northeast Los Angeles: Allowing Users to Submit Stations

This week I was able to accomplish great things, including allowing users to submit forms, and allowing them to see the stations they submitted in real time. I also gave the website a new spiffy look using a custom jquery-ui.

Here are some great pics of the website!

Integration of a geolocator so users can easily find locations, with the help of Super Mario:

Super Mario Finds the Way

Super Mario Finds the Way

Cool customized user interface with the help of the great people at

Accordions and tabs all around! Hooray.

Accordions and tabs all around! Hooray.

Lastly, with the help of the magicians at Google, users can submit and map stations:

Submit your station and see the map transform before your very eyes!

Submit your station and see the map transform before your very eyes!

Week 8 Web Development

Week 8 Web Development was successful until…

...not again!

the map suddenly disappeared (!!!) and the chrome developer’s console was unable to…console me : /

Link to Website

Is it you? Is it me? The site was a bit unstable all night. Perhaps the JQuery javascript file is to blame? I am not sure if the google form is correctly transferring data to the map, but it is all set up in the script. You can check out the form here. I added my address to create the first point. Although you will be unable to see it, I also fixed the imported GIS layers so they act independently from one another.

The function of my google form is to collect the addresses of residents in the neighborhood who are transit dependent to attempt to get an idea of where, or if, there is demand for this bus route near the proposed bus stops.