This site presents a new method of 3D cave survey, being developed by a small team of cavers. You may find a few examples of our results in the „Surveys” section.
The point of the method is to create a reliable 3D model of the „cave space” based on data acquired using a simple and affordable survey technique. The results may be similar to that of a laser scanner (TLS) survey.
Our final goal is to create a small software package which will make the method available for anyone interested. A continuous development in data pre-processing, processing and visualization also takes place, as the project evolves.
As presented on Eurospeleo 2016, some version of the software facilitating the use of PMLS method is ready. It may be considered a “proof of concept” or “in development” version intended for testing and further development. As we receive many mails asking about it, we plan to make it public in the first half of November.
The DistoX2 firmware which allows the continuous measurement or scanning mode of the device is made available thanks to the developer. It may be found in the Resources section of our website.
Attila Gáti (core developer) will talk about the method and the data processing software being developed. The abstract is available on the website of the 5th European Speleological Congress: http://eurospeleo.uk/presentations/session.php?id=169