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.


Recent updates:

Sep 27, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: zsombor

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.

Jul 26, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: zsombor

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

Oct 12, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: admin

A poster about the method had been presented in the poster section of 23rd International Karstological School (2015, Postojna). It is made available to download here.