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Kershaw, Bob
Managing the survey information of the caves of judbarra / gregory national park, northern territory
Helictite
2012
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87
94

The extensive caves in the Judbarra / Gregory National Park have been surveyed using traditional techniques since 1990. The techniques used have developed over time, as new technologies have become available to cavers. With the introduction of hardware such as Global Positioning System handheld units and electronic survey equipment, surveying has become easier, especially in small physically restricting passages. The use of computers and cave data reduction software since the mid-1990s has automated the calculation and plotting of survey shot data. Software that enables the production of maps is time-consuming to learn to use; however, the maps are of high quality, and are easy to maintain and adjust as subsequent expeditions continue to add cave survey data. As the amount of data and the number of users of the data grow, a set of protocols has been developed to ensure the integrity and security of a master data set.

Cave surveying; map production; data management; expeditions; Australia
Kershaw, Bob, 2012, Managing the survey information of the caves of judbarra / gregory national park, northern territory , Helictite , 87 - 94 http://helictite.caves.org.au/abstracts4.html#41.00.005, PDF