Monthly Archives: July 2012

Testing 1-2-3
Posted by on July 24, 2012
Posted in: built projects, transportation

After nearly three years of construction, the Portland Streetcar is set to begin running on the East side of the Willamette River this Fall. Several times in the past couple weeks I’ve noticed teams of engineers performing tests using one of the new vehicles, and today I decided to stop and snap a few pictures. […]

Mind the 3D Gaps
Posted by on July 20, 2012
Posted in: creative community, inspiration, mapping, transportation

I think there was some sort of major sporting event in London recently…like something international with a lot of fanfare…anyone know what I’m talking about here? Kidding! So I didn’t follow the Olympics much, but looking at this cool visualization of the the Underground did make me think of all those throngs of sports fans […]

Modeling the BNR Bridge
Posted by on July 20, 2012
Posted in: geomodeling, projects, tips and tricks

As part of our continuing contributions to the Google Earth 3D Building menagerie, we just completed a complex virtual model of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge here in Portland. Of the 11 spans we use in Bridge City, only the BNR is train-exclusive and closed-off to the public. This means virtually no Google Streetview or […]

Well Branded
Posted by on July 11, 2012
Posted in: inspiration

We at FPS keep a sharp eye out for interesting symbols and icons. During a recent trip to Eastern Oregon, immersed in the quiet, natural landscape, I noticed the strong and interesting logo of Arrowhead Chocolates, a small chocolatier and cafe. The owner explained that the logo is actually the family brand from their old […]