CGIT is leading an initiative to create a comprehensive three-dimensional model of the town of Blacksburg, Virginia. The virtual model will include topography, aerial photography, and buildings in a 3-D environment that can be used to visualize related spatial information such as building interiors, utilities, and networks.  "3D Blacksburg" is being designed with three groups in mind: town operations administrators, the general public, and research institutions.  The framework also serves as an educational and outreach tool for Virginia Tech students and researchers in diverse academic disciplines.