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Recovering 'CavePlot' Survey Data

Postby driggs » May 10, 2010 6:23 pm

I've inherited some mid-90's era survey data in CavePlot format; it doesn't have a file extension, but a hexdump shows the string "Survey Data for CavePlot 2.0".

Unfortunately, it appears that the CavePlot homepage has fallen off the Internet [Edit: CavePlot homepage cached on the Internet Archive], email to caverdave@aol.com fails, so I do not have a copy of CavePlot, I don't know anything about it, and I also don't have an old G3 Mac which I believe would be required to run it (though I do have a modern x86-based OS X 10.5 Mac).

I'm looking for suggestions on ways to convert this survey data into a "modern" format, preferably Compass, Walls, or Survex; or worst-case, a way to view and work with the data in its current format. Help!
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Re: Recovering 'CavePlot' Survey Data

Postby chac » May 10, 2010 8:19 pm

driggs,

According to the old BCRA software page, David Herron is the contact person for this program. He is listed in the current Members Manual in the Utah section.
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Re: Recovering 'CavePlot' Survey Data

Postby Dwight Livingston » May 10, 2010 9:03 pm

Dave

Try using Rosettastal, which can take in Caveplot data. You can download at from here

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Re: Recovering 'CavePlot' Survey Data

Postby driggs » May 11, 2010 10:19 am

I looked up David Herron's current contact info in the NSS Members Manual as suggested (thanks Jim!) and he quickly replied:

David Herron wrote:No, unfortunately, your shiny new Mac won't run CavePlot. However, I would be happy to help out as I can, and I have some older computers that still run CavePlot just fine.


Dwight, I'd completely forgotten about RosettaStal, and will give it a shot later tonight; thanks for the suggestion!
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