Welcome to Grottocenter wiki pages !
You are lost ? The following links might help you !
"Promote the development of speleology in the world, especially through web-based collaboration" : wikicaves.org
- home page of Wikicaves website, association that publishes GrottoCenter ;
- Board decisions (in French)
Access and discussions
- Grottocenter V2.1 & Grottocenter V3 (béta),
"the database (+ encyclopedic sheets) made by cavers for cavers"
Recommendations to contributors
- Respect bats
- Contribute properly
Speleological Abstracts / Bulletin Bibliographique Spéléologique (BBS/SA)
French mailing list Speleos-fr
- Speleos-fr guidelines (in French)
General user guide for GC V2.1
- In French and in Bulgar only, until now :
User guide for CSV data import (CSV = "comma separated values")
- In English and in French only, until now :
Caving general information
Links in the frame hereunder lead to the Free Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, in English, with access to other languages.
- Liste de spéléologues / Liste von Höhlenforschern (not available in English)
- List of caves
- List of longest caves
- List of deepest caves
- Liste des plus grandes salles souterraines naturelles (not available in English)
- Liste des méga-dolines (not available in English)
- Liste des plus grands puits naturels (not available in English)
- Liste des plus grands siphons naturels (not available in English)
Backstage of Grottocenter project
- Licences (in French only, please help us to translate)
- Contrat d'édition / Publishing contract (in French only, please help us to translate)
Some encyclopedic files abouts caves
These encyclopedic files are intended to complete and detail the information summarized in the cavities sheets of Grottocenter V.2 and later V.3. They are largely inspired by articles in multilingual Wikipedia encyclopedias.
- Grottocenter (sheet #6077): (fr) Grotte de Lascaux ; or Wikipedia article in English (and access to other languages): (fr) Grotte de Lascaux
- Grottocenter (sheet #23305): (fr) Grotte de Blombos ; or Wikipedia article in French (and access to other languages): (fr) Grotte de Blombos
- Grottocenter (sheet #25333): (fr) Grotte de l'Aguzou ; or Wikipedia article in French: (fr) Grotte de l'Aguzou.
- Grottocenter (sheet #60898): (en) Jomosom Cave 3 ; no article available in Wikipedia yet
- Grottocenter (sheet #1): (fr) Gouffre Jean-Bernard ; or Wikipedia article in French (and access to other languages) : (fr) Gouffre Jean-Bernard
Do not hesitate to initiate new encyclopedic files, in your language, by taking inspiration from the few existing specimens above, as well as from the Wikipedia encyclopedia in your language.
- A page to display statistics for studies or maintenance of data from Grottocenter V2 database.
Legal and privacy
- Summary Wikicaves links, all the usefull links on Souterweb.