Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 33 Number 4: 127-134 - October 1971

A publication of the National Speleological Society

A Vertical Contour Method of Cave Representation
Theodore R. Steinke


Understanding of the cave-forming process or processes has been hindered by the lack of an acceptable means of representing the three-dimensional form of caves. In this paper a set of illustration is used to show how a vertical contour method can be used to develop realistic three-dimensional representations of caves. The technique uses information which is normally available on good cave maps, requires no special equipment, and can be used successfully by any person regardless of his artistic capabilities.

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