QGIS with Matienzo Caves Project Data

The map system (since 2017) for the Matienzo Caves Project is an application based on the widely-used free-ware programme, QGIS. Satellite photos, digital terrain model, geology, dowsing data, cave passage centre lines and widths and site positions are shown on a map with surface details and contours. Links to aerial panoramas and videos are available. Two monitors are a definite advantage when bringing up site descriptions, but not essential.

QGIS allows data to be filtered so that we can see unexplored holes, draughting sites, etc. and also shows underground passage altitudes to compare with the surface. (The fuller QGIS system, used during expeditions and for updating information, additionally allows input of cave grid references through an Excel spreadsheet.)

Updated information is disseminated every few months.

On your PC, the Matienzo data files and folders should all be in a C:\MCP-QGIS folder which should be created if not already present.

For this update (v200428), if you are already up-to-date with v190923, it is only necessary to download the MCP updated items below. (However, as local video files are now provided, you may wish to first download the into the C:/MCP-QGIS folder.)

Installation & help The help pdf file for installing the QGIS application and using the Matienzo Caves Project data.
(Updated 3/5/2020)
QGIS - don't load v3 1st time user
The programme download from the QGIS site. >>>
Version 2.18 (Don't try version 3!)

1st time user
Four zipped files to download and unzip.
Approximately 1.7 + 8.2 + 8.2Gb + 6Mb download. (Updated 3/5/2020)

Unzip 1, 2 and 3 to provide 3 folders (static, updates and AerialVideosLocal) in the C:\MCP-QGIS folder.
Unzip 4 to provide 4 files in the C:\MCP-QGIS folder.

Items to update the MCP-QGIS folder Regular Users
Zip file contains updated/new files/folders for the MCP-QGIS folder. (Since the 190923 update). This download includes all updated files, including the latest .qgs map file.
Approximately 670Mb download. (Updated 3/5/2020)
Unzip the file. Rename the folder "MCP-QGIS" then drag and drop it over the C:\MCP-QGIS\ folder. The contents will merge: allow files to be replaced when asked.

All users
Double click on the MCP-200428.qgs file to start the QGIS application with the Matienzo data.