Using Photorealistic Visualizations
When conveying the impacts of coastal change and development, simulated images, or visualizations, are often much more effective than text. Visualizations can help the decision-making process by spurring interest and involvement among stakeholders. This document focuses primarily on the particularly powerful photorealistic visualization and introduces key concepts of this technique. Topics include
- Types of visualizations
- Real-life examples of photorealistic visualizations
- Things to consider when creating your own visualizations
- Sharing visualizations with stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agroforestry Center and the NOAA Office for Coastal Management provide visualization-ready coastal images (boats, docks, etc.) useful for organizations that manage coastal resources.
- Visualization-Ready Coastal Images (.zip, 198MB)