The District provided the photograph that was used as the basis for the design visualization effort. The photograph represented a view from the edge of the parking area of the proposed new tail head into the property.
Thanks much for your thoroughness.”
L.L., SCAPOS District
Montini Trail Project Manager
POITRA modelers created a 3D terrain model from site contours and trail plans. The site model was matched to the base photograph to ensure the trail and its cuts and fills were correctly located. The positioning of the trail on the property was of paramount importance to the agreement.
The plan required a wire fence to parallel the trail in the flat area and replace the existing wood fence to prevent trail users from unknowingly accessing the private property. POITRA used traditional digital painting techniques to complete the simulation once the trail elements were located using the site model. Revisions restored the wood fence at the edge of the parking area and narrowed the trail on the hillside to three feet.
The finished visual simulation was used in meetings between Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and the landowner.