live sound collage broadcasts

Sonify LA

Department of Street Services map of the location of jacaranda trees in Los Angels County, courtesy of the LA County EGIS system

Tonight’s program focuses on the sonic cartography of Los Angeles, presenting an aural representation of three dimensional mapping data downloaded from the County of Los Angeles Enterprise Graphical Information System data portal.

Featuring the sonic perceptualization of data from maps of the county storm drain system, pipelines and aqueducts, crime data, zoning, DWP infrastructure, arial imagery, tax rate polygons, highways and scenic drives, earthquake faults, fire hydrants, manhole covers, the location of every tree in LA County parks, and more!

To paraphrase Mark Greninger, County of Los Angeles Geographic Information Officer, “Have fun, and listen geospatially!”


Broadcast date: September 22nd 2015
KCHUNG Los Angeles 1630AM

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS is a broadcast project by Sam Rowell.
Each edition is mixed live on the air.