Conveyance of an idea requires clarity in visual communication. KTUA utilizes the latest technology and techniques available to inform decision makers, whether they are public officials or concerned community members. The visualization methodology must be accurate, efficient, and defensible. Planning and landscape architecture projects require concept visualization at all scales. However, not all projects demand the same level of detail, nor do they require the same tools. KTUA utilizes innovative applications to envision our natural and built environment. These applications include ESRI’s ArcScene for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Google’s SketchUp, and 3D Nature’s Visual Nature Studio (VNS).