The genesis of cave symbols

Marco Corvi - DRAFT May 2018

Cave symbols are important to denote cave details ina simple and concise way. Symbols allow to make cave maps compassing lot of information in a limited space. The standardization of the symbology makes Cave maps understandable by any caver, apart from text annotations. On the other hand it is impossible to have a set including symbols for all the details that may appear in a cave map. Therefore any set of cave symbols will never cover all the needs of the map drafter, and this will need to come up with custom- made symbols or pictorial representations. Furthermore a cave map is only part of the cave documentation and must be completed by textual description, pictures, and audio and video documentation.

This note reviews the development of the cave map symbols, among the speleological societies in some european and north america countries, and, later, inside the Union Internationale de Speleologie.

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The first Known "cave" maps are maps of artifical cavities: a 1415 map of the Labyrinth of Gortyne (Crete) by C. Buondelmonti [47], and a 1564 map of the Stufe di Nerone (Italy) [45]. The first maps of natural caves are a 1651 map of St. Rosalia cave (Italy) [44], a 1656 drawing of the Baumannshoehle (Germany) [9, 36], and a survey of Pen Park Hole published by the Royal Society in 1682 [31]. Cave started to be represented in maps from the end of the 16-th century. Initially the maps were rather fantastics, mixing physical and imaginary entities. These maps are drawings of the author view and perception of the cave, which is represented pictorially. In Australia the first known cave maps are from 1827 and 1832 [39].

In the 18-th century the maps of caves started to have more details, although they remained pictorial. The cave surveyors began to add informations related to their studies of caves: blocks, clay, water, formations, beddings, and so on [46].

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Alfred Martel (1894) [1] first described a procedure to take the survey of a cave. He used a compass fixed on his notebook. He measured the distance with steps or a string with regular marks. The inclination was estimated. His surveys would be BCRA grade 2.

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The first use of a cave symbology appears in the maps drawn by Jannet e Racovitza [2] in the reports of their biospeleological searches. Only the plan view is considered as this was sufficient for their documentation needs. In some cases the plan view is integrated by cross sections. The symbology is introduced as shorthand for the most common annotations that come with the survey. It is quite detailed

and has circled letters for special notes (eg. "CS" for bat), graphics and icons:

- entrance, light limit, possible continuation ('?')

- deposits: clay (A), sand (S), gravel (G), blocks

- slope (arrow), ceiling height, pit (a double line, internal dashed), chimney (double line, external dashed) - walls, also covered by flowstone (filled black)

- formations (stalactite, stalagmite, flowstone (parallel lines), gour (hatched if with water)

- temperatures, of air and of water

- root (‘Y'), guano ('X') and vegetable debris (‘#')

The need for standard cave symbols arose already when, during the first world war, the AustroHungarich govern decided to use the phosphor deposits of the caves as fertilizer for agriculture. Over 1500 caves were explored and surveyed. However it become apparent that the organization of an industrial exploitation of the resources reqiured a uniform symbology.

A similar attempt to standardize cave symbols was made by the german speleological association, with a commision for cave symbols in 1921. Four years later Teiss! wrote a cave surveying booklet which contained a set of cave symbols inspired to those developed during the war. This symbology concerns only the plan view and contains symbols for artifacts (walkways, bridges, walls) and whether climing down or up a drop could be done without gear or not.

The symbols of Teissl (1925) [3] include

- Stations: triangle for main stations, circle otherwise

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- deposits: sand, clay, guano, gravel, and so on, till large blocks (these can have also a direction of the slope)

- morphology: walls, pits

- hydrology: ponds, dripping, sources, flows, falls

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- findings: vegetables, animals, archeological

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Many caving groups were founded after the Second World War. Every group developed a proper cave symbology and representation style, without a shared approach. There were several obstacles to the definition and diffusion of a common symbology. Most of the groups operated in a restricted area, due to the difficulties to travel. The Survey was motivated only by the local necessity to document the caves for the group activity. To these we must add the inertia to change the way of drafting maps, and the fact that very few details were

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Nevertheless, with the diffusion of soeleology, and the develoomemt of international relations, the necessity of a common language for cave maps became apparent.

Boegli devised in 1952 for the exploration of the Holloch cave and used by AGH (Arbeitgemeinschaft Hollochforschung) a set of symbols similar to those of Teissl:

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A commission for speleological terms and symbols was created during the first Internation Congress of Speleology (Paris, 1953), with the aim to uniformize the presentations of caves, and thus making easier the exchange of information [Trimmel-1966]. The work of the commission went on for several years. In the third congress (Wien, 1961) the proposal of Boegli for cave symbols for small scale maps (1:500, 1:1000 and smaller) was accepted. The symbols were drawn on the side of the cave outline according to the system created by Boegli in 1952 [22, 23].

At the same time Fink (1963) prepared a comparison of the symbols used in different nations (France, Italy, Swiss, Austria, Yugoslavia, USA) and a proposal for unification [24]. The two symbol sets were later confirmed in the next Congress (Ljubljiana, 1965) together with symbols for karst surface features (adapted from BRGM, Bureaux des Recherces Geologiques et Minieres).

These symbols sets are published in Trimmel-Audetat (1966) [21]. A comparison between small scale and large scale symbols is also in the book by Boegli (1978) [30].

The small scale symbol set includes

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Several publications containing a speleological symbology appeared during the years before the Wien Congress, and those between this and the Ljubljana Congress. In general there are many similarities, like the use of dashed lines for uncertain cave walls, and for the underlying gallery, ticks or triangles to denote the pit and the chimney. However they differed in the deatils. The symbols for the cave fillings is rather uniform, being these represented pictorially. The symbols for formations vary from pictographic forms to stylish icons. For the hydrology there is a tendency to draw the water flows with parallel lines and and arrow indicating the direction of flow. A special importance is attached to waterfalls and sumps. The air flow is always shown with an arrow, but the styles differ.

Burkhardtet al. (1951) [5] includes symbols for both the plan view and the profile view: stations (triangles), altitude [points, midline, North symbol, cave wall (a simple line in the plan, a line with external hatch in the profile), underlying galleries (dashed line), cross-sections, pits (line with triangles), level lines and slopes (line with ticks), chimneys ('+'), formations: stalactites and stalagmites (circle in the plan, pictorial in the profile), deposits (clay, sand, blocks), artifacts.

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The same year the Bulletin of the Hellenic Speleological Society published a two-page list of symbols for cave surveys [6]. These include a distinction among walls, underlying and overpassing passages, and symbols for pits, chimneys, level curves, hydrology (waterflows, falls, pool), dimensions, flowstone line, deposits (a single symbol for pebbles, sand, clay, mud, guano), findings (bone, wood), and geology (direction and dip of strata).

Butcher (1953) [7] has symbols for only the plan view: stations (triangle, or circle with dot at the center), ceiling height, pool depth, entrance, daylight limit, pit, chimney, underlying passage, continuation, slopes and depths, deposits (blocks, gravels, sand, clay), formations (stalactites, stalagmites, column, flowstone), roots, guano, vegetable debris, a detailed symbology for hydrology (pool, flow, sump), air flow, and geological symbols. This symbology is reported also in Butcher (1966) and Cullingford (1969).

These same symbols are listed in the appendix of Acta Carsologica (1955) [8], where the cave wall line has also an external hatch is used to denote the rock. There are also symbols for snow, ice, air temperature, symbols for fossils, paleonthological and archeological findings.

In Italy Rondina was appointed by the Italian Spelological Society to research about the cave map symbols in use, and he found that most draftmen followed their own style. In 1955 (VII Nat. Congress) a commission was created with the aim to define a conventional cave map symbology. In 1958 a proposal for a detailed cave symbology was produced. It comprised both surface and underground symbols [10]. The latter included: morphology (chimney, underlying gallery, continuation), hydrology (ponds are


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Anker and Joller (1959) [12] has a long list of symbols (for the plan, the profile and the cross-sections) which includes stations, pits (with the depth value), chimneys (with height), underlying passages, deposits (blocks, gravels, clay, sand, ice), formations (including column, helictite, flowstone, moonmilk, gours, crystals), ceiling meander and floor meander, air flow and a very detailed hydrology. This symbology is based on that of Boegli (1956), on discussions inside the OGH (Ostschweizerischen Gesellschaft fur Hohlenforschung), the symbols of Charles H. Roth (1942), those in Acta Carsologica, and discussions with English surveyors. The symbology of Anker and Joller was proposed at the 2-nd Int. Congr. of Speleology in Bari, where it was also discussed that of Rondina (with minor revisions) [13].

Petrochilos (1959) [15] presents a symbology similar to tat of Rondina [10]. There are variations however in the symbols for the cave morphology (distinct dashing of overpassing and underlying passages, differences for pits and chimneys, etc.), the hydrology (lighter water hatch), and deposits (clay and guano). It has also a symbology for denoting the vertical dimensions that is almost excessive.

The NSS Bulletin contained a proposal about cave symbols already in 1944 [4]. Later a discussion for a standard symbology started in 1961 with a draft by Will White et at. [16]. This symbology includes differences to distinguish chokes from continuations, the underlying galleries from the unsurveyed ones. There are pits, chimneys, slopes, dimensions, deposits (clay, sand, gravels, guano, stones, blocks, mud, ice), formations (stalactites, stalagmites, column, helictite, drapery, flowstone), ceiling meander, scallop, hydrology (flow, pool, waterfall, sump), stations and artifacts. The work continued for many years (see [20, 28)).

Vineyard (1962) [17] has symbols for the underlying galleries, unexplored continuations, height, depth, gradient, formations (stalactite, stalagmites, column, gour, flowstone), slopes, pits, chimneys, ceiling meander and floor meander, hydrology, deposits (blocks, stoines, gravel, sand), and artifacts. This work extends the symbology of Deike R. (1959 Missouri Speleology 1(3) p. 22) and cites Butcher (1950) [7].

Makcumopsvy (1963) [18] presents a stylish symbology (figure below). Hydrology: pool (hatch) and flow (weavy arrow). Formations: stalactites and stalagmites (‘Y' in the profile, a circle in the plan), flowstone, etc. Gradient (arrow) and deposits (sand, clay, gravel blocks). Besides his own works the author cites a Anker [12], Butcher [7], Petrochilos [15], and [14].

Ariagno (1965) [19] reports a few symbols appeared on Spelunca (Dic. 1962). They are essentially similar to those of Boegli: deposits (sand, clay, gravels, blocks, ice - with the date), air flow, hydrology: pool (hatch) and flows (weavy arrow), springs and sinks, pits, chimneys, stylish formations (stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone).

The Association for Mexican Cave Studies [20] adopted a cave symbology that includes unsurveyed and under/over-passing passages, stations, dimensions (height and depth), cross section, slope, drop, pit and dome (in feet), deposits (guano, cristalline, sand, clay, gravel, blocks), formations (stalactite, stalagmite, column, flowstone, rimstone dam, soda straws), waterflow, pool, sump, geology (strike, dip, fault), and artifcats.

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Bini and Cappa (1974) [26] published a proposal for conventional symbols that aimed to be complete, scale adaptable, intuitive, simple, and in agreement with symbols for karstic areas and geological and hydrological symbols. The symbols are organized by categories: morphology, tectonics, deposits, formations, erosion forms, hydrology, and miscellanea. This symbology is excessively detailed, with many semantical variations tied to small graphical differences. It remains nevertheless incomplete, as any symbology (for example it lacks a symbol for "root").

In 1965, when UIS was founded, a commission was created for the speleological terminology and conventional symbols. Trimmel, who had already collected some documentation about the symbologies used in different countries, proposed to subdivide the work in four tasks: surface symbols, long cave symbols, small cave symbols, and terminology (Proc.4-th ICS, 1965). In 1969 the commission was split in two commissions, one for the symbols and the other for the terminology. In 1977 the two commissions were again joined in a single one. In 1978 UIS published the first standard symbol set [29].

In the same years the commission for the speleological symbols of NSS (J. Hedges et al., 1979) [31] produced a symbology, after having carefully considered and discussed what has been created or

proposed in several countries (see for example [25]). This symbol set is basically still in use in USA (Dasher 1994) [35]. It is still very rich, without the excess of details of Bini-Cappa. There are more than 150 symbols, but it has a reduced set of symbols with only the most important ones (although it does not

include the air flow):

¢ station, altitude (relative to the datum), ceiling height, cross-section

¢ wall, presumed wall, underlying gallery, pit, chimney, step, ceiling step, slope ¢ formations: stalactite, stalagmite, column, soda-straw, flowstone, gour

¢ deposits: blocks, stones, gravel, sand, clay, and a symbol for the rock

e water: pool, flow

In 1995, at the Second Meeting of Underground Topography (Breitenbach ch), the speleological symbols in use in the different countries went under discussion and it was proposed a review of the 1978 symbology [33]. The proposal was discussed in the UIS Congress at Chaux de Fonds (1997), and later through email exchange. Finally the definite list of symbols was voted and accepted by the national delegates on 16 ottobre 1998 [34, 37]. The UIS symbol set went under revision in 2008 but remained unchanged. [43, 52]

The list of UIS speleological symbols is not exhaustive. It provides only a minimal common set of symbols. National speleological organization and surveyors can add other symbols that may be necessary (a symbol legend should be included in the cave map). The UIS symbology not only provides the graphical form of the symbols but it also describes how each symbol should be used. Furthermore it stresses the importance of the textual description of the cave as completion of the cave map.

Being twenty years since its definition, we can confidently say that the UIS symbology is accepted worldwide, at least formally. Its adoption in the practice of cave surveying is still unsatisfactory. A reason

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UIS official cave symbols (Hauselmann 2002)

may be the fact that few cave surveying books have been written after its final release (an example is Day 2002 [38]), and the surveying courses still use old textbooks (indeed "good" textbooks; the problem is not the book but the teacher who do not update). Furthermore, even recent books may be biased towards national usage, and present sympols that are more common locally, rather than UIS symbols. Finally the instructors of Surveying courses often use, in their classes, symbology from old publications, maybe because these are more detailed (examples non included for the sake of fellow cavers).

A strong push to the adoption of UIS symbology is coming from the cave map drawing programs. As these include the official UlIS symbols, the user is driven to use it. However the UIS symbology is not complete (by design) and these program has addtitional symbols. Therion includes three or four other national symbology besides the UIS one. CSurvey has the UIS symbols, as well as many other graphics. Cavelnk, a plugin for Illustrator/Inkscape, has the UIS symbols and several others (not alternative to UIS).

In 2006 the informatics commission of UIS has adopted a symbology for karst surface features [41, 42]. In 2013 the work started towards a proposal for artificial cavities symbols. The discussion was continued at the 2015 International Congress of Artificial Cavities, in Rome [49]. In the following a symbology was drafted and was to be voted in 2017 or 2018 [50, 51].


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