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.