Survey and Mapping Standards

The Survey and Mapping standards contact (SMS) coordinates the systematic integration of cave surveys and the adoption of the Australian Map Grid for cave mapping.

It cooperates with other ASF Commissions in compilation and dissemination of surveying and mapping information. The SMS fosters liaison and communication, and provide technical advice and assistance in all cave survey and mapping matters.

SMS advises the Federation on problems arising from integration of surveys, and the implementation of the survey and mapping standards.

This contact encourages adherence to the survey and mapping standards, by design and dissemination of standardised documentation and recording forms.

SMS cooperates with the appropriate Commission of the International Union of Speleology.

For further information contact, Al Warild at

ASF Map Symbols – Zip File
ASF Map summary sheet
ASF Cave Survey and Map Standards
ASF Cave map symbols
UIS mapping Grades