The Survex Project

Survex is an open source cave-surveying software package, licensed under the GPL. It is designed to be portable and can be run on a variety of platforms, including Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

Survex is very powerful cave survey software, and is actively developing into a complete cave visualisation package. It has a sophisticated GUI frontend.

Survex has no arbitrary limits, and so is particularly good for large complicated cave systems, or areas where you need to see the relationships between multiple cave systems. Putting existing data into it should be easy.

We welcome input from other surveyors on what features they need in Survex, or improvements to the way existing features work. We also encourage people to add their own functionality and send the code back to us for inclusion in the project. We want to make Survex a collaborative project amongst cave surveyors, and we must thank the many who have helped translate, test and improve it so far.

Survex 1.2.20 released. This release features assorted improvements related to terrain data, should integrate better with modern Linux desktop environments out of the box, plus a few other fixes and enhancements. Read the announcement email for more details.
Survex 1.2.19 released. This release further improves the Mac OS X version. It also fixes a bug with aven's export to GPX, KML and HPGL (introduced in 1.2.18), adds support for exporting .pos from aven, and improves the footer on printouts. Read the announcement email for more details.
Survex 1.2.18 released. This release adds support for displaying terrain data, improves aven's handling of the log from processing survey data, plus an assortment of other fixes and improvements. Read the announcement email for more details.
Survex 1.2.17 released. This release greatly improves the Mac OS X version, and adds support for repeated legs. Read the announcement email for more details.
Survex 1.2.16 released. This release adds KML export and the measuring line can now be started from an anonymous station. Read the announcement email for more details.
Survex 1.2.15 released. This release expands support for specifying coordinate systems. Read the announcement email for more details.
Survex 1.2.14 released. This release adds initial support for specifying the coordinate system. Read the announcement email for more details.

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