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Bad Maps


By Ed Fuentes — February 16, 2010 — 6 Comments

As regular readers know, maps of Downtown have taken their share of liberties with our geography, particularly when it comes to where landmarks are located.


By Eric Richardson — September 26, 2007

When I first posted the Market Loft maps last October and started the Bad Maps series, it wasn't with any particular goal in mind. I didn't set out to try and...

By Eric Richardson — September 06, 2007

This morning I was glancing through this CRA report (PDF) on purchasing SRO hotels (lead story in this week's Downtown News gives the backstory on that). It was...

Bad Maps: Metro Edition

By Eric Richardson — August 02, 2007

Back in April it was a City map that got the "Bad Maps" nod, so this time it's only fair to recognize the efforts of Metro, the county transit agency. The map pictured...

Ralphs Mailer Map

By Eric Richardson — July 18, 2007 — 5 Comments

I promise you that come Saturday, all this Fresh Fare content will be over. Right now, though, they just keep providing such great stuff.

Most Downtowners probably...

Five Car Pile-up

By Eric Richardson — April 30, 2007 — 8 Comments

It's surprising how many bad maps are out there. Every so often I run across a map of Downtown that's particularly egregious, and I just have to take the time...


By Eric Richardson — April 01, 2007 — 5 Comments

Kathy and I went to the Arclight yesterday and had a few minutes to kill between dinner and our movie. We stopped by the bookstore and I started browsing the Los...

Map from Top 10 Los Angeles

By Eric Richardson — January 08, 2007 — 1 Comment

I really enjoyed the laugh we all got back in October from the bad map Market Lofts uses. A couple weeks later I pointed out the "creative license" in several other...

Market Lofts Map

By Eric Richardson — November 09, 2006 — 8 Comments

A couple weeks back we had a good laugh at the implausibly incorrect map Market Lofts uses to sell people on Downtown. Since then I've taken a look at some other...

Market Lofts Map

By Eric Richardson — October 24, 2006 — 18 Comments

We haven't met, but you're getting built in my neighborhood. I was walking by your sales office today and then checked out your website. As someone who knows a...