CUCC Expedition Handbook - New Entrance data

Creating a new entrance in the online system

Great, I have discovered a new cave...

If you have not come to this page from the sequence starting at Starting a New Cave" then go and read that first.

This page outlines step 7 of the survey production process. Each step is documented separately.
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This page follows directly on from creating a new cave. If you haven't read thos pages, please go back and do so.

Two ways of creating a new entrance in the online system

exactly analogously to creating a new cave.

Recommended procedure

As with a cave, you will find the process a lot easier to follow if you Edit an existing entrance first.

Edit Entrance form

New in 2021 are fields for the latitude and logitude (WGS84 - the same as your GPS displays). These should be entered in degrees with decimals for fractions of a degree, e.g. 42.357 (not 42 degress 21 minutes 25 seconds, or 42 degrees 21.42 minutes).

These fields exist for newly-discovered cave entrances for which we currently have no location information except for a GPS reading by the original discoverer. These discoveries have a habit of getting completely lost: so enter it so that someone can find it again to properly survey it. In due course, proper surveys will be done and the cave will be linked in to the GPX and survex survey system. If this has been done, then that is authoritative and you do not need to enter location informaiton on this form.

In previous decades the location of an entrance was the output of a whole lot of surveying and position fixing (e.g. see laser points). Today, an initial location of an entrance is available by GPS at the beginning of the process. So we have these fields to record the data. [We don't yet have the code to automatically add these to the essentials.gpx download to be used for prospecting though.]

List of New Entrance/Entrance_data fields

The full list of fields is documented: the full list of data-entry fields when creating an entrance.

Back to the previous page in this sequence New rigging guide.
A side trip to see how to do this as a file upload process using git, the cave description data file
Now go the the next page in this sequence Write the full cave descriptions with diagrams.