The L.A. County import team has brought in 1.3 million buildings and counting. The effort has been a large undertaking. It couldn’t have been done without help from Mapbox, the Los Angeles Times graphics/data teams, government cooperation and the 100+ contributor/volunteers. You should vote for our effort in the OpenStreetMap Awards. You can hop into the import by following this guide and picking a task from here.
Anyway, time to showcase the weird screenshots I’ve saved through the import.
This is near LAX. It appeared sometime in the last four years.
There are some other weird rooftop happenings nearby, like this TNT advertisement in Bing.
Man on the roof
He just watches from this commercial building in Lennox.
Little Green Mazdas
Maybe it’s a body shop that only does green cars near Hawthorne?
DTLA’s hexagon pool
So many roaches!
Here’s an unfortunate house tented up for fumigation.
So we burned it
And this house appears to still be smoldering after a fire. On closer inspection it looks too organized and uncharred to have just gone up in flames. Maybe it’s a bbq?
Another satellite curiosity on the southwest corner of LAX. It appears surrounded by boards in Bing, Mapbox and the USGS Large Scale Imagery.