Texas Speleological Survey
Special Publications


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Texas Cave Map CD

TSS Map CD Cover 22 March 2011

The Texas Speleological Survey proudly announces the Map CD.
The Map CD is an ever-evolving work, with each CD containing the most complete set of cave maps in the TSS files at the time of recording (identified by a version date and an individual serial number).
The first Map CD contained over 1160 maps; the current version (8 April 2014) has 1766 cave maps from 56 Texas counties (organized in folders by county), plus a spreadsheet listing maps, counties, and file sizes! All maps are 300 dpi TIFF files; approximately ¼ of the maps included on the Map CD have been cleaned up and are immediately ready for use in trip reports, grotto programs, etc. "Fair use" permission is granted for such uses. The Map CD contents are copyrighted by the TSS to prevent unauthorized duplication, reproduction, and circulation.
This publication was made possible by individuals who donated their maps and data to the TSS archives; the collection continues to grow and improve as volunteers digitize and clean up additional maps. Additional donations of material and time are greatly appreciated.

Testimonials –

"This is probably one of the greatest contributions to Texas caving that I can imagine (short of massive land purchases). Thank you and all of the other TSS officers and volunteers who put in the countless long hours to make this happen. Please pass along my thanks and respect to all involved with this project. I will be ordering my copy shortly. ~ Alan Blevins"

"I have been perusing this CD since I bought Serial #2 from TSS at the 2007 TSA Spring Convention. Simply put, this is an AMAZING resource and the quality and variety of the maps is incredible. It is so easy to find a cave on this and examine details that haven't been available on other cave maps.  I just now viewed a map of Gorman Cave that I had never seen before that was drafted by Mike Warton.  It's also cool to look at the rough drafts of the caves and compare them to the finished maps.  In closing, this is a vital resource to anyone who caves and the amount of info here for only $10 is mind-boggling."

"GET ONE!" ~ Mark Alman


NEW! TSS Bulletin, Volume 1-4 Reprint. CD. Facsimile reproduction of long out-of-print publications from 1961–1977, not edited or updated. 1437 pp., 1345 cave and karst features, 322 maps.

NEW! Natural History of Texas Caves. 2014; reprint of original 1971 publication.
Ernest L. Lundelius and Bob H.Slaughter.
174 pp. New color cover and forward.



        Caves and Karst of Texas        

The Caves and Karst of Texas. NSS Convention Guide, 1994.
William R. Elliott and George Veni.
342 pp . + viii + 12 pp of folded maps in pocket, 114 photographs (plus color covers of Kickapoo Cavern and O-9 Well), 30 illustrations and graphs; 107 cave maps, 179 cave descriptions (plus others mentioned), descriptions and maps of 35 significant bat caves.
Acid-free recycled paper. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 94-66893, ISBN (paperbound) 1-879961-04-0
Chapters on caving in Texas; karst regions of Texas, hydrogeology and evolution of caves and karst in the southwestern Edwards Plateau; cave fauna; vertebrate paleontology; archaeology; conservation; road logs for geologists, archaeologists, and biologists; show caves; caves of Kickapoo Caverns State Natural Area; wild caves; unusual caves and karst; and caves of northern Mexico; index; appendix of long and deep caves.


        The Caves of Carta Valley        

The Caves of Carta Valley.  1995.
Carl E. Kunath.
109 pp., 43 caves, 1 feature, 43 maps.
Edwards and Val Verde counties.


A Field Guide to the Caves of Blanco, Gillespie, and Llano Counties, Texas. 1989.
James R. Reddell, William R . Elliott, and A . Richard Smith. 134 pp., 58 caves, 40 features, 36 rumors, 41 maps.

A Field Guide to the caves of Kendall County. 1985.
William R. Elliott. 143 pp., 223 caves, 67 maps.

An Introduction to the Caves of Texas. NSS Convention Guide, 1978.
Ronald G. Fieseler, James Jasek, and Mimi Jasek. 117 pp.

The Caves of McKittrick Hill, Eddy County, New Mexico. 1978.
Carl E. Kunath. 87 pp.

The Cave of Denton County. 1967.
Ronald G. Fieseler and Michael Moody. 5 pp., 1 cave, 1 map FREE!

The Caves of the Mount Vernon and Livingston Quadrangles, Kentucky. 1962.
William H. Russell and Thomas R. Costello. 11 pp.