Vision Zero featured on LA GeoHub Launch
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Esri President Jack Dangermond today unveiled the City of Los Angeles’ new GeoHub — one of the nation’s most complete collections of urban map data. The GeoHub builds on Mayor Garcetti’s third Executive Directive, which created L.A.’s first open data portal. By making more than 500 types of map data available to residents, city workers, and private industry, the GeoHub helps Angelenos better understand their communities, and City departments better coordinate construction, road paving, and public safety efforts.
Explore the L.A. GeoHub at http://geohub.lacity.org.
The Los Angeles GeoHub was created in collaboration with Esri, the world’s leader in geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Built on Esri’s ArcGIS platform, GeoHub pools map data layers from more than 20 different departments — allowing users to create living maps and build custom applications to solve pressing challenges and optimize city services.
For Vision Zero Los Angeles, we created a featured Story Map, showcased on the GeoHub, that displays some key datasets that inform the Vision Zero approach. We know that, on average, every year more than 200 Angelenos lose their lives while traveling on city streets. The Vision Zero philosophy holds that these deaths are both unacceptable and preventable, and takes a data-driven approach to reducing severe and fatal injuries. With this Story Map, we demonstrate that people walking and bicycling in Los Angeles are over-represented among traffic deaths. Also, communities with the most need are also areas where there are high density of fatalities and severe injuries among people walking and biking.
The L.A. GeoHub is an important pillar in Mayor Garcetti’s broader strategy of using technology and data to delivery transparency, efficiency, and community engagement. For Vision Zero Los Angeles, we look to the GeoHub as an important tool to share and build comprehensive transportation and health databases for goals of Vision Zero- outlined in our Executive Directive #10.