Journal of Cave and Karst Studies - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 64 Number 1: 34-37 - April 2002

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Implementation and Application of GIS at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah
B.E. McNeil, J.D. Jasper, D.A. Luchsinger, and M.V. Rainsmier


Recent advances in accessibility and functionality of geographic information systems (GIS) have allowed Timpanogos Cave National Monument (TICA), Utah, to implement and apply this valuable management and interpretive tool. This implementation is highlighted by successful collaborations and the development of a 2-m resolution Digital Terrain Model. Applications of GIS at TICA are useful for the interpretation, resource management, and maintenance areas of park management. Specific applications with importance to the management decisions of TICA include interpretive mapping, 3-D visualization, cave resource management, and surface rockfall hazard.

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