Popular Cave Survey Software, Survex, Updated

February 25, 2015
A cave system survey on Survex.

A cave system survey on Survex. Screenshot via Survex

A new version of Survex, an open source cave-surveying software package, has just been released.

The new version, 1.2.17, released Tuesday, adds a whole host of updates including many specific to its Mac edition, but also to Aven, its cave visualization program, and Cavern, its data processing engine.

For instance, Cavern is smart enough to average data and treat it as a single leg if the same leg is repeated consecutively and, in Aven, the animation implementation has been reworked which should result in smoother more consistent rendering between platforms.

In addition, the update introduces the beginnings of a Hungarian translation as well as a bunch of other translation updates.

Developed by cavers Olly Betts and Wookey, Survex is capable of processing cave survey data from extremely complex caves very quickly. It is licensed under the GPL and is can be run on a variety of platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux.

Survex is used by many cave survey projects around the world, including the Ogof Draenen survey, the Easegill resurvey project, the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu survey, the OUCC Picos expeditions, and the Hong Meigui China expeditions.

For more information on the update, including the entire change log, or to grab yourself a copy, visit the Survex website.

[via Survex]

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