Has anyone got a DYO survey they are willing to share? They never seem to have any available to buy at The SWCC. Cheers!
I just checked the PDCMG Survey policy. I think it's stretching things to say that the group claims other people's IP rights over all data. They just request that the data from any new finds goes in to a free-to-use data pool. Copyright/IP rights would still exist with the original creators, unless specifically assigned elsewhere.... PDCMG management group claiming IP rights over all survey data gathered by anyone in the cave, which is of course arrant if not arrogant nonsense ...
That is useful, but there is a lot not included, and certainly the parts explored during the last 20 years or so are spread out in all sorts of bits of writing and many not there. I doubt whether its anything more than the passage of time (which by the way is the actual cause of gravity). I think the issue is that it needs a few leaders to take the ships wheel and do this. I wonder if any single individual knows what all the unpublished bits are and how to assemble them to put the most up-to-date survey together. I am sure there is. David Judson was a surveyor/architect, and did it and Alan Coase's thesis was a stimulus to get cross sections and other vitally useful bits of information into the literature (BCRA). There are several websites that make some useful reference materials. A priority for any UK cave is that all the latest finds are surveyed and that information is documented and available for others.Original survey notes for DYO may be lost but pretty much all the instrument readings have been freely available for years, latterly here: http://www.cave-registry.org.uk/svn/DYOcatchment/DYOSurvexData/
https://cave-registry.org.uk ?"We need to identify a place to deposit the survey data so others can use it but the quid pro quo must be that as other data is generated it is added to the same place."