3d Laser Scanning

Digital cave mapping is still in its infancy but great strides have been made. Some of the largest cave chambers in the world have now been scanned with high definition scanners with outstanding results. Not only do these scans result in high accuracy measurements of the cave passages but post-processing gives excellent ways of viewing the resulting cave model.

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Sustainable Mapping of Caves

 Phillip Häuselmann and the UISIC have prepared a paper presenting the whys and hows of good surveying practice. It was published in Issue 10/11 of Speleology, cover dated August/December 2007.

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Therion and DistoX Training Course Guide

NOTE: A much improved version of this training tutorial is in the process of being written, and a fairly advanced draft is now available from wscc.darkgem.com/footleg/therion/

 

A guide to the content of the cave surveying course run by the Cave Surveying Group in Yorkshire, November 2011

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The effect of binocular vision disorders on cave surveying accuracy

This article – by Mark Dougherty – was printed in Cave and Karst Science (vol. 33, no.2, pp 51-54). A summary is presented here. 

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Converting Cartesian Coordinates to Survey Legs

I have created a spreadsheet for converting Cartesian (X,Y,Z) coordinate data for survey points into polar format survey legs (length, bearing, clino).

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