EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

3D Mapping the world's largest cave chambers

Session code: OT11

Oral / Technical, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Mr Roo Walters


This 3 year project set out to scan in 3D the world's top ten largest cave chambers in the world. This is an update on the progress of this work which has already re-written the list of 'world's biggest' and will in all likelihood have further changes to announce at the conference. Roo will update cavers as to current status and give some insight into the process and issues in 3D scanning underground.


Roo has been exploring and mapping caves for over 35 years. Recently he has been part of a core of cavers including Andy Eavis, Tim Allen and Prof Pete Smart, aiming to scan the worlds largest cave chambers in 3D using modern LIDAR scanning technology.


I can only attend the conf on fri/sat/suns