UC Merced Professor Nicola Lercari is leading an effort to preserve, through 3-D renderings, the deteriorating ghost town of Bodie.

Thanks to $60,000 in seed funding from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), Lercari and his team will be continuing and expanding the project for another year.


Professor Nicola Lercari's work at Çatalhöyük includes uploading and creating virtual environments using the GIS data collected from the heritage site. Here are some video demos of the environmental realizations of that data.

A preview of what it's like working out in the field.