Category : real estate

All About Aerials
Posted by on November 15, 2016
Posted in: environment, imaging, legal, mapping, real estate, tips and tricks

Investigating a motor vehicle crash or crime? Planning a trip? Shopping for a new home? For these, and countless other activities, aerial photography is a valuable source of information. You probably already know how to get it: Google Maps, right? That’s a great place to start, but dig a bit deeper, and you stand to […]

Free Parking
Posted by on October 24, 2014
Posted in: environment, inspiration, real estate, transportation

What is the purpose of city streets? You might think that streets are just for moving people and goods, but this is not entirely true. In fact, about one third of the space (more or less depending on street type) is used for storage of private vehicles and other stuff, a.k.a. parking. To get a feeling […]

Landslide Case
Posted by on February 19, 2014
Posted in: graphic design, mapping, projects, real estate

Fat Pencil Studio recently worked with E3RA to develop a series of diagrams that describe geotechnical conditions surrounding three properties involved in a landslide case: 1. Google Earth paints a real world context of the surrounding area. 2. Next, a map shows the property boundaries registered to classifications of geologic landslide activity. 3. Then, a […]

Under Construction
Posted by on August 21, 2013
Posted in: animation, construction, projects, real estate

As is obvious to anyone who has been out and about in Portland lately, the whole place seems to be under construction. Summer road crews are busy repairing and remaking streets, and buildings of all sizes are sprouting like mushrooms. Developers are responding to low residential and commercial vacancy rates, marketing space to the throngs […]

Cambridge Solar Tool
Posted by on October 22, 2012
Posted in: energy, mapping, real estate

One challenge facing the solar power industry is how to deliver accurate feasibility information to thousands of building owners that might want to install modules on their rooftops. Sending technicians to each individual property is expensive and time consuming. Cities and other large groups have tried to address this issue by organizing volume purchasing (ie […]