'Southern Migration' by Melissa Watson

This entry is part of the "Map Your L.A." contest: Click image to view larger version in new window. Melissa's "Southern Migration" map demonstrates movements of her family from Spokane, WA to various parts of Los Angeles and Long Beach from 1919 to 2009. Centered in the movements is the cartographer's own migration south to the Downtown Los Angeles area. Migrations are recorded via colored-coded arrows marked by the year and person. Also included, in their respective colors are the various Los County Metro train routes. Below a tiny boat filled with cargo travels south in the Pacific Ocean.

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