Description: This dataset is the primary transportation layer output from the CAMS application and database. This file is a street centerline network in development by Los Angeles County to move toward a public domain street centerline and addess file. This dataset can be used for two purposes:Geocoding addresses in LA County – this file currently geocodes > 99.5% of the addresses in our test files (5,000 out of 8 million addresses) using the County’s geocoding engines.This last statement is important – the County splits the street names and addresses differently than most geocoders. This means that you cannot just use this dataset with the standard ESRI geocoding (US Streets) engine. You can standardize the data to resolve this, and we will be publishing the related geocoding rules and engines along with instructions on how to use them, in the near future. Please review the data fields to understand this information.Mapping street centerlines in LA County This file should NOT be used for:Routing and network analysisJurisdiction and pavement managementHistory LA County has historically licensed the Thomas Brothers Street Centerline file, and over the past 10 years has made close to 50,000 changes to that file. In order to provide better opportunities for collaboration and sharing among government entities in LA County, we have embarked upon an ambitious project to leverage the 2010 TIGER roads file as provided by the Census Bureau and upgrade it to the same spatial and attribute accuracy as the current files we use. This effort is part of the Countywide Address Management System (click the link for details). Processes The County downloaded and evaluated the 2010 TIGER file (more information on that file, including download, is at this link). The evaluation showed that the TIGER road file was the best candidate to serve as a starting point for our transition. Since that time, the County is moving down a path toward a complete transition to an updated version of that file. Here are the steps that have been completed and are anticipated.Upgrade the geocoding accuracy to meet the current LA County street file licensed from Thomas Brothers. This has been completed by the Registrar/Recorder (RRCC) – matching rate have improved dramatically. COMPLETEDevelop a countywide street type code to reflect various street types we use. We have used various sources, including the Census CFCC and MTFCC codes to develop this coding. The final draft is here – Final Draft of Street Type Codes for CAMS (excel file)Update the street type information to support high-quality cartography. IN PROGRESS – we have completed an automated assignment for this, but RRCC will be manually checking all street segments in the County to confirm.Load this dataset into our currrent management system and begin continuing maintenance.
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Copyright Text: US Census Bureau, TIGER, LA County, RRCC
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Description: Disaster Routes description courtesy of LA County DPW Disaster Routes website (http://dpw.lacounty.gov/dsg/disasterroutes/):Disaster Routes play a primary role in disaster response and recovery. During a disaster and immediately following, Disaster Routes are used to transport emergency personnel, equipment, and supplies into an affected area in order to save lives, protect property, and minimize impact to the environment. During a disaster, Disaster Routes have priority for clearing, repairing and restoration over other roads.It should be noted that Disaster Routes are not evacuation routes. Although an emergency may warrant that a road be used as both a Disaster Route and an evacuation route, they are considered to be different. An evacuation route is used to move an affected population out of an impacted area.According to the CAMS_ROADS metadata (http://egis3.lacounty.gov/dataportal/2014/06/16/2011-la-county-street-centerline-street-address-file/), this file should NOT be used for 1) routing and network analysis, and 2) jurisdiction and pavement management.Some on and off ramps are included for road continuity purposes. In addition, freeway transitions tend to be labeled as ramps in CAMS_ROADS.
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Copyright Text: Disaster Routes information provided by County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, L. Halweg, June 12, 1998. DPW provided the information as an ArcInfo coverage based on Thomas Bros. TRNL. OEM rebuilt the Disaster Routes utilizing the 2015-09-09 CAMS_ROADS dataset.
CAMS_ROADS: U.S. Census Bureau, TIGER, Los Angeles County, Registrar Recorder-County Clerk