SAVE THE DATE Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2017 Tapia Conference

caveGEOmap: Implementing the Use of Labels in Cave Mappings


Presenter: Yessebell Rios Correa (University of Puerto Rico- Arecibo)

Co-authors: Genesis R. Velazquez Reyes (University of Puerto Rico- Arecibo), Jose F. Candelaria Soberal (University of Puerto Rico- Arecibo)


We are developing and improving caveGeomaps using Matlab, a high-level programming language. caveGeomaps is a software that creates 2D and 3D cave mappings with the data that is retrieved in a cave by a speleologist. The speleological data is the one used to create the cave mappings, this data contains coordinate of altitude, azimuth and length. During this project, we have added the use labels, the labels identify certain areas that are part of a cave like waterfalls, cross sections, slopes and much more. To accomplish this, we generate a matrix with the speleological data that contains the exact location where all the labels are in the cave. This matrix contains the label id, this is the identifier that later will be used to determine the proper name of the particular label. The label is displayed at the end of a line that identifies where the precise data point is located within the Matlab figure. The labels are displayed in the figure pointing in four different directions (up, down, right, left). The software was successful in adding all the correspondent labels, and now it the can be easily modified if the speleologist wants to add more labels.