Here are data sources, some of which could be good to include in our map channels map.
Note that many of the map stubs I've already created point to the as yet un-KML-ified data source inspiring the stub.
- City of San Diego Community Profiles
- Community Health Atlas for the South Region, and other atlases for the region -- search for "atlas" or scroll down.
An example of what could be done for SD:
- A tutorial on creating or maintaining a collection of geographic data using a spreadsheet. I found this by searching for kml+spreadsheet.
- Calendars can be mapped to the area they are most relevant to. The same could be done for links to organizations. There could be a "blog of things to be mapped". Items could be tagged for the map they should appear on, and geocoded in some way--point, polygon, or line. The events calendar on the site could eventually become a map of calendars. As it is, the calendar focuses on east-central SD County.
- Conservation Regional Map and Members
- Wilderness4all ("Dedicated to education, exploration and advocacy for wild rivers and wild lands in the San Diego region": Maps of San Diego Region Proposals
- Mid-City Community Health Atlas -- It has the motor vehicle fatalities and injuries for the county--(see part #2).
- Map of San Diego Public Libraries - All Branches Have Free WIFI
- Map of motor vehicle-free (usually pedestrian- and bicycle-only) transportation routes in San Diego. This includes the footbridges near Balboa Park as well as the short street-connecting staircases and walks in Rolando, and all the other trails. From reading the San Diego County Bicycle Map, it sounds like this data may already exist in a GIS system. Philip J. Erdelsky has a collection of these--his red routes. He also has a collection of other bicycle routes, as well as free topographic maps of San Diego County. Caution--each of these maps may be about 4MB. He even has a page containing maps of his hikes and San Diego Neighborhoods. He has a page on North Park.
- Reading Erdelsky's site reminded me of Christopher E. Brennen--whose Anza-Borrego canyoneering trips, at least, are in San Diego County.