What are the great streets in Los Angeles? Using a survey from data.lacity.org

SANTA-MONICA street sign

As a photographer, I’ve been thinking about street photography and I have been trying to learn more about Los Angeles as whole. I am seeking a new career in data analysis and I just discovered a website data.lacity.org where the city of Los Angeles uploaded its own data to lacitybe open source. It drew me to a dataset called ‘Great Streets Pedestrian Survey’. The data wasn’t so large but large enough for e to drive over and take some photographs of the neighborhoods. I wanted to approach this like how Gary Vee would attack his content, on all sides. So I did data analysis with visualization by cleaning up the data along with doing some film photography and also doing some short videos for a YouTube channel.

<h3> More to do, update!</h3>

  • code specific map markers from actual data
  • upload street photos
  • edit youtube clips
  • there’s more to do.

Tools and equipment used

Camera ๐Ÿ“ท ๐ŸŽž๏ธ Lenses ๐ŸŽž๏ธ Data Analysis ๐Ÿ“ˆ
Konica FC-1 Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8
Olympus XA Zuiko 38mm f/2.8
Pentax Spotmatic SMC A 20mm f/2.8
SMC A 150mm f/2.8
SMC A 50mm f/1.8
Fuji X-T20 FUJINON XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

This is the location of the data-set I used for data visualization and street location for street photography. I only used the location of the streets that had no NaN values because I didn’t want to just pick any street location.

Download great streets pedestrian survey at data from data.gov or data.lacity.org

๐Ÿ’กTip! Click or zoom in the number markers!

๐Ÿ’กTip! Click on the bar graph, double click to reset. Landscape view is optimal.

๐Ÿ’กTip! Pie chart for Landscape view only on phones. Click on the legend to remove for a different overall percentage!