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Making Sense of Filming Notices

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 06:10PM

Downtown Los Angeles has long been Hollywood's biggest backlot, a sturdy stand-in for anything from a car commercial background to a New York street scene.

Keeping track of it can be a dizzying task for those who live and work here. Permitting office FilmL.A. has made life easier with its eNotification system, but the volume is still overwhelming. 212 notices were sent out for Downtown in March, and April is currently at 148 notices.

To try to make things a little bit easier, I've put together a web app that collects Downtown notifications and presents them with a map-based interface. It's still rough around the edges, but hopefully it will be useful to some of you out there.

Try It Out: Downtown Filming Notices

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