Restoring the fascinating city of Pompeii


The University of Bologna’s Department of History, Culture and Civilization (DisCi) is very active in the effort to preserve the history of Pompeii. They have been given the task of creating an overall mapping of the city as part of a wider project tasked with the preservation, maintenance and restoration of Pompeii.

An overall map of the city, which has been divided into six lots, will be carried out using a GeoMax Zoom series total station to detect the current condition of all structures. A floor plan will be created from the entire city on a scale of 1:50. Also, an analysis of each individual structure will be made in order to support the create of 3D models of all structural elevations, thereby registering, point for point, the exact state of degradation from each.