UCLA’s mapshare collection is designed from the ground up to visually represent a wealth of data presented in a geographical system. Featured Data Collections is a space designed for spatial data that is available to UCLA students, staff and faculty. Some of the content is hosted on our brand new mapshare system and other data sets are provided on separate systems. Here is a list of our “featured” colletions:
2012 Los Angeles County Network Database
The following network dataset was generated based on the street layer provided by ESRI’s data and maps collection. It has been clipped to Los Angeles County for a more focused use on local level analysis. The network dataset has precalculated cost values for:
- Drive minutes
- Walk minutes
To use in ArcMap:
- Download the data here (zipped file 122MB)
- Unzip to a local drive
- Open ArcMap
- Make sure your network analyst extension is enabled (Customized, Extensions…)
- Enable the network analyst toolbar (Customize, Toolbars, Network Analyst)
- Add the network database to your project
2012 ESRI Data & Maps (on UCLA Mapshare)
Every year, ESRI provides site licensed partners with their “Data and Maps” DVD set. A full description of the data provided is available here.
2011 ESRI Demographics, Consumer Spending, and Tapestry
UCLA has access to an array of ESRI data, divided into three sections: Demographics, Consumer Spending, and Esri Tapestry. The 2011-2016 Demographics Projections comes with a methodology document, allowing researchers to work with available census data. Consumer spending data contains details about products and services consumers buy, broken up by region. The Esri Tapestry segmentation classifies US Neighborhoods into 65 unique market segments based on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.
Access to ESRI’s data is currently available by visiting the UCLA Digital Map Library at YRL, and will soon be available to download on Mapshare.
UCLA’s Digital Map Library
UCLA is home to an impressive archive of historical maps from all over the world. Exhibits of historically significant map collections, georeferenced and superimposed over a current map will not only allow users to navigate and explore UCLA’s collection, but also give unique context to how the world has changed over the decades.
Small parts of the extensive historical map archive will be available on Mapshare, with plans to expand its availability in the near future.