How can visualization help us understand the impact of landscape changes? When working with topographic data and with modeling processes like water flow and erosion modeling, we needed to visualize the data, see if there is any change made how it will influence all kinds of parameters associated with the landscape. We have explored the impact of dune breaches on coastal flooding, and we also explored how to design the landscape in such a way to minimize runoff and erosion impacts. We have an education and research initiative to make the geospatial technology available to everybody so that people can understand the land. I think we can make a difference in the world. We design tools that help people visualize our landscapes and the world around us, and that’s how I think and do at NC State.