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New roadway projects often receive much opposition. Bringing out the positives of a controversial project has been the focus for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) as the Legacy Parkway EIS release and public hearings rapidly approach. One way to show the positive aspects of the project is to provide tours of the project area to government officials, opposition groups, media agencies, consultants, and other stakeholders. To increase the effectiveness of the tour, a UDOT van was equipped with a 17-inch flat screen HDTV linked to a Tablet PC running ArcGIS with project components, hotlinked photos, aerial photography, and enabled with a Bluetooth Trimble GeoXT GPS unit. Displaying the actual location of the van with respect to project components was a primary feature of the tour. The proposed right-of-way line work overlayed on the aerials provided participants with a visual impression of the project not conceivable without this technology.