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.
Click here to view this website in a separate tab.
This week we added Google Charts. I enjoyed integrating the charts for Occupied Housing Characteristics (Rent/Own) and Commute to Work Mode (Drive Alone, Carpool, Public Transit).
Now, users of The Westside Connection can turn on and off the layer for census tracts and see what census tract they live in. As well, the user can click anywhere on the map and see how that census tract is broken down by race.
To see the full screen Westside Connection : Click here!
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
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:
Cool customized user interface with the help of the great people at jqueryui.com:
Lastly, with the help of the magicians at Google, users can submit and map stations:
This website purpose a new DTLA rail way.
Here is the link to the website.
The rail line begins from Dodgers stadium to USC and Staple center.
In this web site, users could view the esiting metro rail line and Metro rapid bus line.
Users could also input their favorite restaurants and view it on map.
Week 8 Web Development was successful until…
the map suddenly disappeared (!!!) and the chrome developer’s console was unable to…console me : /
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.
Just in case the world doesn’t actually end tomorrow, I’m updating my Centinela Ave. bus route proposal. In this latest incarnation, I’ve added map layers published through Arc Server and tidied up the side bar using accordion menus. The map also features a Google Docs form for users to submit suggestions for additional bus stops.