Latest blog posts - The Data Desk Tue, 06 May 2014 01:45:40 -0800 Natural Language Processing in the kitchen Anthony Pesce Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:45:10 -0800 Meet the Mapping L.A. Boundaries API Ben Welsh Browse, download and reuse public maps of Southern California Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:15:00 -0800 Download L.A. mayoral election data Ben Welsh The Times releases machine-readable results and maps for all mayoral elections since 2001 Tue, 28 May 2013 09:30:00 -0800 Introducing Silent L.A. Ben Welsh A new open-source template for a black base map about Southern California Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:30:00 -0800 Open-source maps of California's emergency medical agencies Ben Welsh The Times releases map files in SHP, JSON, KML formats. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:50:00 -0800 Introducing shp2svg Anthony Pesce Today we’re an­noun­cing the re­lease of shp2s­vg, an open-source Django powered web­site that stream­lines and sim­pli­fies the con­ver­sion from GIS shapefiles to SVG paths. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:20:00 -0800 The Times contributes LAFD fire stations to OpenStreetMap Ben Welsh All 106 L.A. city facilities added to open-source database Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:00:00 -0800 Introducing Quiet L.A. Ben Welsh A new open-source template for a muted base map about Southern California, and the lessons we learned making it Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:00:00 -0800 Inside our 911 response time analysis Ben Welsh How the Data Desk analyzed public records to identify a systematic weakness in LAFD service at the LA city border. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:22:00 -0800 Test your Django app with Travis CI Ben Welsh Make sure your code works with different versions of Python, Django and whatever else Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:15:00 -0800 Introducing django-bakery Ben Welsh A set of helpers for baking out your Django site as flat files Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:20:00 -0800 Introducing python-elections Ken Schwencke Process AP elections data more easily with this new open-source library. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:03:26 -0800 Sphinx documentation on GitHub Ben Welsh Quickly publish documentation alongside your code by following this easy recipe. Tue, 03 Jan 2012 07:17:00 -0800 Introducing django-softhyphen Ben Welsh Using this new open-source Python library from The Data Desk, online publishers can more easily format text into columns that align to both the left and right margins. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:22:00 -0800