Episode #85: Mapping Los Angeles

Join us this week as we talk with Tim Whalen, Director of the Getty Conservation Institute, about the decade of work the Institute and the city’s Office of Historic Resources have spent creating SurveyLA, an online framework for cataloging historic resources across Los Angeles. We’ll also visit with Jon Christensen, editor of Boom Magazine and a partner in Stamen Design’s new Los Angeles office, to talk about about cutting-edge mapping technology, social media, open source data and next few milestones on the road to the Semantic Web.

We’ll also discuss bumps on the road to landmarking A.C. Martin’s Bartlett Residence in Los Feliz, an update on Monrovia’s shuttered National Register Aztec Hotel, opposition in the Arts District to a proposed Metro maintenance yard, blogging the old Pickle Factory, the Cat & Fiddle pub in Hollywood is evicted and CIM Group’s illegal demolition of the Old Spaghetti Factory comes back to haunt them. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of October 27h, 2014.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

L.A. is not eager to preserve A.C. Martin house in Los Feliz

Historic Aztec Hotel in Monrovia could reopen in 2015

Arts District fights to keep Metro maintainance yard out

Remembering the Citizens Warehouse / Pickle Works Building

Hollywood’s The Cat & Fiddle to close on December 15

Judge’s ruling on Sunset/Gordon tower puts tenants in limbo

November 2 – Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on The Kept Girl

Broadway on My Mind sidewalk-themed walking tour video posted

The Getty’s Survey LA link

The Getty’s Arches link

City of Los Angeles Survey LA link

City of Los Angeles My Historic LA link

Jon Christensen’s Stamen partnership announced

Boom magazine website