There are many methods that we use to accomplish the task of creating an accurate and realistic photosimulation. Unfortunately, we do not have the space on this web page to list them all. But here is a sample, to help illustrate one possible method.

One of the methods we use is to create digital models of the existing and proposed environments. By then overlaying the digital models, then we can establish without a doubt that the scale and placement is extremely accurate.

In the following image, the Lexington Quarry (south of San Jose) was modeled to show the final slopes after the removal of a large hillside. Moving your cursor over the subtitles, from left to right, shows the process of aligning the digital terrain map with the site photography, then introducing the proposed digital terrain map, then finally adding realism by "painting" the new slope with vegetation.