The method used in creating Imaging Place work begins with site identification. Once a site has been identified, a search of satellite and aerial image archives is conducted. The satellite images are drawn from a variety of national and local sources including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Geological Survey, the United States Department of Agriculture, state Geologic Information Systems and county Tax Appraisal offices. In most cases coverage of the chosen site is indexed on the Internet and prints can be ordered from the original negatives. The frame of the images determines the area and the boundary of the investigation, which is referred to as the zone. Everything that falls within the zone is a potential subject. Anything falling outside the zone is off limits to the investigation.

The zone is then mapped into scenes or situations based on research and the geometry of the landscape. The virtual reality scenes are created by shooting a series of images at key nodal points on the scene map with a digital still camera on a tripod as the camera is rotated 360 degrees. Dolly shots are made by moving through the space from node to node. Narrative segments are shot in digital video from the various nodal perspectives. The raw media is brought back to the studio to be assembled using interactive media authoring technology. An interactive interface is designed which will allow the user to navigate from the global satellite perspectives to the virtual reality scenes. The node stills are stitched together and given an interactive interface that allow the user to zoom in and out and to pan in all directions. Individual nodes are linked together by the dolly shots allowing the user to move in and around the scene. The narrative segments are linked to the nodes and can be activated by the click of a mouse.