Monthly Archives: February 2018

BBPDX's First Birthday
Posted by on February 14, 2018
Posted in: activism, creative community, events

Business for a Better Portland—BBPDX for short—is a community-building organization focused on mobilizing local business owners toward positive change. When it was founded about a year ago, Fat Pencil Studio was one of the first businesses to join. Recently, BBPDX celebrated its first birthday with a party for its members, cake and all. The last […]

A Carto Apartment Hunt
Posted by on February 12, 2018
Posted in: data visualization, GIS, mapping, software

Last fall, we worked on a mapping project that gave me an opportunity to try out a product we’d never used before: Carto Builder. The application, which is accessible through a browser, processes, analyzes, and visualizes geo-located data. Carto Builder works very similarly to other GIS programs. It has dual sides: one the data, the […]

Video Analytics and Vision Zero
Posted by on February 5, 2018
Posted in: activism, data visualization, safety, transportation, urban design

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve written about Vision Zero (1, 2), but hardly a week goes by that we aren’t reminded of the importance of it. As Portland’s streets get busier, they also get more deadly. Last year, 50 people lost their lives in traffic incidents. (For some reason, PBOT’s Vision Zero […]