QGIS v3 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. In August 2020 this was updated from version 2 to QGIS v3. Satellite photos, digital terrain model, altitude colours, 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 plus historic maps. 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.)

QGIS v2 is no longer used. Previous users should update to QGIS v3, download all the resources and uninstall QGIS v2. As an alternative to downloading, the QGIS v3.14 application and all the data is available on a memory stick to Matienzo regulars.
Contact Juan Corrin.

Updated information is disseminated every few months.

On your PC, the Matienzo data files and folders will all be in a C:\MCP-QGIS3 folder which should be created if not already present.

Latest update:

Installation & help The help pdf file for installing the QGIS v3 application and using the Matienzo Caves Project data.
(Updated 17/9/2020)
QGIS - v3 1st time user
The programme download from the QGIS site. >>>
Version 3.14 download then install. Installation may take 30 minutes!
Matienzo CP Data

1st time user
Two zipped files to download and unzip.
Approximately 7.44Gb + 2.19Gb download.
(Updated 16/8/2020)

Unzip A and B to provide folders and files to populate the C:\MCP-QGIS3 folder.
(Note that A contains the pano folder and B a number of folders and files.)

Items to update the
C:\MCP-QGIS3 folder
Regular Users (Updates appear here)
Zip file contains updated/new files/folders for the MCP-QGIS3 folder. This download includes all (previously) updated files, including the latest .qgs map file.
Approximately 4Mb download. (Updated 17/9/2020)
Unzip the file. Rename the folder "MCP-QGIS3" then drag and drop it over the C:\MCP-QGIS3\ folder. The contents will merge: allow files to be replaced when asked.

All users
Double click on the MCP_3_200917.qgs file to start the QGIS v3 application with the Matienzo data.
(If QGIS v2 is still installed, it may be necessary to drag and drop the .qgs file onto a QGIS v3 window or Open the file from the File/Open menu of QGIS 3.)