State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
Štátna ochrana prírody

Documentation and GIS

Geographic information system of caves consists of various components. Firstly it is depiction of underground cave spaces. The primary sources are in paper form that are scanned to the digital one. These are georeferenced on demand and vectorized with the result of a vector map of underground spaces. This map can be used for various purposes.

The selected caves are depicted in three-dimensional space. The model is created by connection of measured characteristic profiles. Some of the show caves have measured all the technical facilities underground – path, handrails, lights etc.

Except for underground spaces illustration, it is necessary to know the projection of these spaces on the surface. Since the underground spaces are georeferenced, this task can be easily fulfilled by simultaneous opening of selected map layers.

Geographic information system helps us when designing proposals for cave protection zones. We use here linkages from the graphics to plot database and calculations of area of the protection zone with plots lying inside.

Within the documentation funds we process digital archives for photographs, library and maps.



Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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