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January 20, 2012 | By Ronald D. White
The Department of Energy's Wind Powering America program has released new maps of wind energy potential in the U.S. The maps, the first new ones in 19 years, are meant to serve as a resource for policymakers, state and local governments and anyone looking to invest in wind power sites or anyone trying to determine the best potential locations. The maps are based on data gathered in 2010 and show average annual wind speeds at a height of 80 meters above the ground. Some of the information is fairly well know, such as the fact that the best states for wind energy are found along the north central tier of the country, the Great Plains, and in states farther south, such as Oklahoma and Texas.
May 25, 2012 | By Leah Ollman
Debra Scacco was born in New York of an Italian father and American mother, grew up there and in Georgia, and now lives in London. These locales are key to her absorbing drawings at Marine Contemporary, which map psychic more than physical territory, places defined by memory, association and pervasive yearning. In each of seven large ink drawings that form the core of the show, a single shape floats against stark whiteness. The islands aren't recognizable places as much as concentrated meditations on place, mantra-like repetitions of phrases aligned in concentric rings like ripples emanating from a dropped stone, the widening bands of a target, the lines of a contour map. From a few steps back, the urgency and intensity of the written pleas -- "I cannot reach you," "All I ask is one more day" -- devolves into pure pattern.
March 21, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II
California officials on Friday announced that they were beginning to draw tsunami flood maps in Huntington Beach, Crescent City and other communities that local cities could use to regulate development in areas along the coast at risk during a large tsunami. The California Geological Survey made the announcement Friday in advance of the 50th anniversary of the deadliest tsunami that has hit modern California. Fifty years ago next Thursday, a tsunami triggered by a 9.2 earthquake in Alaska killed 13 people in California alone.
July 10, 2009 | Ben Welsh and Doug Smith
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton conceded Thursday that the LAPD's crime map had significant omissions but said it will stay online while the problems, first identified by The Times, are corrected. Bratton -- speaking at a news conference to announce a gang crackdown -- said that despite significant omissions, the crimes that are plotted on the map are accurate. He said he believed it remains a valuable public service.
March 26, 1999
Maps showing areas in Los Angeles and Orange counties where earthquake damage is most likely to be exacerbated by soil liquefaction were released Thursday by the state Department of Conservation. The 24 maps, which cover about 2,600 square miles in 83 cities, are intended for use when planning new structures or selling existing ones, said state geologist James Davis.
July 27, 1986
I have found a wonderful map and travel bookstore that I often recommend to my clients. They have maps of every foreign and domestic city, which no driver driving in a strange or unfamiliar area should be without. They also carry a wonderful line of globes, language books and everything related to travel. Their address is Maps, Etc., 21919 Sherman Way, Canoga Park 91303, telephone (818) 347-9171. MARILYN GLASSER 20th Century Travel Los Angeles
November 8, 1987
We read with great dismay Jerry's response to R. B. of Canoga Park regarding "a store that specializes in maps and travel books" in Travel Tips Oct. 4. R. B. need not have looked farther than her backyard: MAPS, etc. is at 21919 Sherman Way in Canoga Park just east of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. As the only complete map and travel bookstore in the west San Fernando Valley, we also carry foreign travel maps, USGS Topo maps, hiking books, nautical and aeronautical charts, raised relief maps and globes, as well as sales and marketing maps for business.
January 8, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Three airborne drones dipped and swooped in time to Frank Sinatra's “Fly Me to the Moon” at the Parrot booth soon after the show floor opened at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Parisian company's AR.Drone 2.0, which can now fly for 18 minutes straight, has a GPS-equipped flight recorder that tracks flight details such as speed and altitude. There's also a “Director Mode” with panning and stabilization capabilities for users who want to use the flying device to shoot video footage.
July 20, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Two independent research teams have used a new method to develop the first detailed maps of the places where DNA is likely to be reshuffled in the genomes of African Americans, creating a tool that will help find genes that cause disease, scientists reported Wednesday. The new maps pinpoint thousands of "hot spots" on chromosomes where recombination — a gene-swapping process that is crucial to creating genetic diversity but is sometimes linked to disease — is likely to occur.
December 13, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Microsoft Corp. said it had acquired a British online mapping company to enhance its Windows Live Web-based services. The software maker did not say what it paid for Multimap, which provides street-level maps, travel directions and local information as well as hotel and restaurant booking services.
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