Most architects and developers will be aware of architectural photo-montages: CGIs (computer generated images) that have been montaged into photographs to show how a future scheme might look like. There are many factors and variables that mean the visual accuracy of such images can be questionable.
Verified views are architectural photo-montages which have been created to a high level of verifiable accuracy using collected survey data, precise photography and a strict recorded methodology.
This methodology and data is detailed in the supporting document that we produce to accompany any such views.
Local authorities increasingly request verified views as an essential tool in decision-making relative to visual aspects of design, ensuring they are informed with visually accurate images in place of less reliable non-verified CGI.
You can see examples of this type of work and further information on the process here: http://www.verifiedviews.net
Other names for verified views include:
- Accurate visual representations (AVR)
- Verified images
- Visually verified montages (VVM)
- Verified photo-montages
- Certified views