Evaluating the Visual Impact of Development on Mount Vernon's Viewshed
Track: Communicating with 3D
Authors: Jeffrey Allenby, Eric Benson
Much effort has gone in to protecting Mount Vernonís viewshed but evaluating the impact of new development across the Potomac River remains a challenge. To help users understand the effect of proposed actions early in the planning phase, we created a toolbox that models the visual impact of development. Using this data, we created an interactive web map that shows how much of a proposed building would be visible as well as the trees that are responsible for screening the project from the estate.