The Texas Speleological Survey proudly announces a new publication, the Map CD.
The Map CD is an ever-evolving work, with each CD containing the most complete set of
cave maps in the TSS files at the time of recording. CDs are identified by a version date
and an individual serial number. Cost is only $10 per CD (plus $5.00
shipping and handling if we send it to you). The first Map CD contained over 1160 maps in
56 Texas counties! We burn each CD upon order so buyers are guaranteed the most
up-to-date assortment of maps available at that time. All maps are 300 dpi TIFF files,
and are organized in folders for each county. There is also an Excel™ spreadsheet included
which lists all files, the counties for each, and even the file size! The
Map CD will
continue to grow and improve as we get more volunteers at the TSS work sessions and are able
to digitize and clean up additional maps. Approximately ¼ of the maps included on the
Map CD have been cleaned up and are immediately ready for use in trip reports, grotto programs,
etc. The Map CD and its contents are copyrighted by the TSS to prevent unauthorized
duplication and reproduction, but "fair use" permission is granted for reproduction in grotto
newsletters for trip reports and similar articles. As always, the TSS welcomes contributions
of cave maps and other data to its archives, and is happy to share that information with
other responsible cavers.
"This is probably one of the greatest contributions to Texas caving that I can imagine (short of massive land purchases). Thank you and all of the other TSS officers and volunteers who put in the countless long hours to make this happen. Please pass along my thanks and respect to all involved with this project. I will be ordering my copy shortly.
"I have been perusing this CD since I bought Serial #2 from TSS at the 2007 TSA Spring
Convention. Simply put, this is an AMAZING resource and the quality and variety
of the maps is incredible. It is so easy to find a cave on this and examine details
that haven't been available on other cave maps. I just now viewed a map of Gorman
Cave that I had never seen before that was drafted by Mike Warton. It's also cool
to look at the rough drafts of the caves and compare them to the finished maps.
In closing, this is a vital resource to anyone who caves and the amount of info
here for only $10 is mind-boggling."
The Caves and
Karst of Texas. 1994. William R. Elliott and George Veni.
NSS Convention Guide. 342 pp . + viii + 12 pp of maps in pocket. $25.00
($15.00 to TSA and NSS members, to libraries),
The Caves of The Mount Vernon and
Livingston Qudrangles, Kentucky. 1962. William
H. Russell and Thomas R. Costello. 11 pp. (out of print)
The Cave of Denton County.
1967. Ronald G. Fieseler and Michael Moody.
5 pp, 1 cave, 1 map FREE!
An Introduction to the Caves of Texas. 1978. Ronald G. Fieseler, James Jasek,
and Mimi Jasek. NSS Convention Guide. 117 pp. (out of print)
The Caves of McKittrick Hill, Eddy County, New Mexico. 1978. Carl E. Kunath.
87 pp. (out of print)
A Field Guide to the caves of Kendall County.1985. William R. Elliott.
143 pp, 223 caves, 67 maps. (out of print)
A Field Guide to the Caves of Blanco, Gillespie, and Llano Counties, Texas.
1989. James R. Reddell, William R . Elliott, and A . Richard Smith. 134
pp, 58 caves, 40 features, 36 rumors, 41 maps
. (out of print)
The Caves of Carta Valley. 1995. Carl E. Kunath. 109 pp,
43 caves, 1 feature, 43 maps. Edwards and Val Verde counties. $15.00,
NEW!BULLETIN 2&3 REPRINT CD. Facsimile reproduction of
long out-of-print publications from 1963–1973 (see other side), not
edited or updated. 938 pp., 733 caves and karst features, 183 maps.
$20.00, $5.00 s&h.