The Cave Surveying Group is a sub-group of the British Cave Research Association (BCRA).
The CSG exists to promote discussion, research, information dissemination, and practical help on cave surveying. This covers all aspects of surveying, for example:
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published somewhat behind the paper issue.
We also have biannual field meets to undertake experiments under real conditions, demonstrate and test new software and equipment, and discuss subjects of interest.
The next field meet will be at the South Wales Caving Club hut over the weekend 26th-27th October 2002. Go to The Field Meet Page for details of what will be going on. Field meets offer a good opportunity to meet up with other surveyors to discuss techniques and problems. Surveyors of all experience levels (absolute beginners included) are welcome to attend.
Here are details of some previous meets:
The focus of the group depends very much on the interests of its members.
If you have a particular area of interest, then please tell us about it, and
you should find an interested audience. Current areas of interest to members
of the group are
Data Archiving, to try and reduce the loss of old survey data
Survey Software Development - a number of CSG members are developing software
Major survey, or resurvey, projects - OFD, Ogof Draenen, Easegill
The group currently has a committee of five:
Chairman/Editor - Wookey
Treasurer/Secretary/Journal mailer - Andy Atkinson
Webmaster - Andy Waddington
Publicity Officer - Anthony Day and
Technical Editor - Olly Betts
We are looking for anyone else who has opinions on how the group should proceed or would like to help.
To join, please contact the secretary, Andy Atkinson, asking for an info sheet by post or email. You can email him, or write to him (please enclose a SAE) at
c/o 31 Priory
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