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I Love Portland For almost all of us, Portland is a special place. It may rain a lot, but if you can put up with that, you begin to understand why people come from all over the country to live here and why most of them stay. One way of examining that phenomena is to find some of the places that say something about Portland, about its quirkiness and its charm. That’s exactly what The Oregonian did in 2009. And then they produced a series of videos to tell the city, and the rest of the world, about them. They calling the project I Love Portland. The list is long, and growing. More videos will come over time. Take a look. And e-mail your ideas for other spots around town that make Portland the city it is.
Surveillance Cameras in Portland Between 11 March 2003 and 15 March 2003, Bill Brown of the New York Surveillance Camera Players was in Portland, Oregon. Brought to the “Rose City” by the independent arts group Red76, Bill began his stay by making maps of locations of surveillance cameras installed in public places. Based upon information and suggestions he received from his gracious and very generous hosts, Bill mapped out two locations: Downtown Portland and Old Town.
A Portland-area company Video Surveillance has created a Web site that lets people view reported locations of ubiquitous surveillance cameras, including hundreds of the devices some estimates that are placed in downtown Portland.
CommunityCam allows the public to map and view the location of public and private cameras throughout the city. CommunityCam does not provide direct access to any video footage, and it doesn’t claim footage-seekers will be able work with private or public entities to obtain video. Nor does it guarantee that the cameras mapped at various points are actually working, are pointed in any particular direction or even are accurately reported.
Images of Ancient Volcanoes, Landslides, and River Floodplains
Using a laser-based terrain mapping system, the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has produced giant color images of the Portland basin, Mount Hood and the Columbia River gorge.The images, created by chief scientist Ian Madin and measuring up to 5 feet by 8 feet, were produced using a mapping program called Lidar − light detection and ranging. The program allows technicians to manipulate the image data by stripping away vegetation and buildings to show a bare earth view.
The Portland basin image shows ancient volcanoes, remnants of where the Missoula floods came through 15,000 years ago, evidence of landslides, and river floodplains that are now covered by development.
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