Figuring out which city neighborhood you're in (and a lot more)
When your city has more than 225 neighborhoods, it's not easy to eye up a home or business and know for certain which one it's in. Back in the day, you'd have to get your hands on a Baltimore neighborhoods map and scrutinize the boundaries.
Life was so hard before the Internet.
The city government's Baltimore City iMap site has for a while now popped out the answer about a neighborhood when you plug in an address. It takes a little while -- you can almost hear the gears grinding -- but hey, it beat the hard-copy alternative.
Now, though, the city is transitioning to Baltimore CityView, a quicker neighborhood look-up that also offers other sorts of answers. The closest farmers' markets, for instance, or the median household income. You can export what you find to a spreadsheet.
Hat tip to Sun restaurant critic Richard Gorelick for noticing this update.