Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Map updates on Twitter


County map updates on Twitter


A new Twitter account launched recently by the Los Angeles County Public Works Department is helping to put residents on the map – literally.


Followers of LACoSurveyor will be able to receive daily updates on tract map and parcel map recordations throughout Los Angeles County, including the unincorporated areas and all 88 cities.


In addition, LACoSurveyor will also provide other land surveying and development-related tweets covering a variety of industry topics, such as proposed legislation or policy changes, and updated subdivision processing guidelines.


Dennis Hunter, Assistant Deputy Director in the Department’s Land Development Division, said the new Twitter account has already proven popular with followers.


“The creation of new lots and parcels for sale, lease or financing is a good indicator of economic recovery,” Hunter said. “By visiting LACoSurveyor, you can monitor economic trends and see how many new subdivision maps are being recorded on a daily and weekly basis.” 


Digital copies of subdivision maps are available for download from the Public Works website at www.dpw.lacounty.gov/ldd/dmrnet where you can also find links to other web pages for additional County subdivision and survey-related information.


Hunter said LACoSurveyor was also expected to further cut Department operating costs by expanding the existing online content and reducing the need for customers to visit Public Works facilities in person for survey-related records.


To follow LACoSurveyor, visit www.twitter.com/lacosurveyor.





Media Inquiries:               Bob Spencer, Chief of Public Affairs, County Public Works

                                                (626) 458-4070





Gary H. Bozé
Public Information Officer

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Public Relations Group
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

626.458.4094 - Office
626.458.6579 - Fax

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