Grottocenter: the 21st century caving database

Grottocenter V3 finalized thanks to you!

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Grottocenter: the 21st century caving database

Grottocenter is a worldwide database of the caving world developed by and for cavers around the world The site is maintained by the Wikicaves association which has been running the project since 2013.

Today, version 2 of the program, under free license, contains information and documents on nearly 60,000 caves and 2000 organizations, which were provided by more than 4,000 individuals, but also over 100,000 bibliographic records  of the BBS. Thanks to the funding contributed by the Swiss Speleological Society and by the French Federation of Speleology, witch allow you to enter the bibliographic records of the BBS directly on Grottocenter. We want these bibliographic records to be associated with files but also with caves, organizations, ranges or cavers, in order to offer all the features that we expect from Grottocenter in its latest version .

This is the objective of this project and the reason for this fundraising .

Allocation of funds

What will your donation be used for?

Target € 3,700

If we manage to collect this amount, the goal is reached and we can pay Clément ( our contract developper)  From September onwards ,  he will develop the software in order to upgrade to the new version and replace the current version. Everyone will at last be able to create cave entries, edit and update information, associate them with documents, ranges and organizations!  

If the amount collected exceeds this amount, we will be delighted  and will add two additional goals:  

Target € 5,900

If the donations reach this sum, we are planning to set up the option for everyone to follow the changes made: therefore we will be able to keep track of who provided the information, who contributed, when and we will be able to assess the relevance of the contributions more accurately . This is a feature that has been requested by users for some time and we would be very happy to be able to offer it now.  

Target € 11,400

We would then be able to offer a tool allowing people with an account to chat (email addresses would be hidden of course ), ask fellow cavers for their opinion or advice, get in touch with the club that rigged or explored a particular cave etc. We really hope we will be able to offer you this service, which would be so useful.  

And beyond ?

You choose and tell us what would be useful for you: Being able to use Grottocenter on your phone offline? The ability to import data collections and compare this information with what already exists to avoid duplicates? Do your topography survey online? Collect sensor data?

 

Choose your reward

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Demonstrative contributor

€101

You are registered on the list of contributors in the “Read Me “ section of Grottocenter V3, you will receive an original drawing by  Erdé, one of our artist members (sent by email you will have your word in  the choice of developments made if we raise at least  € 11,400,  and a sticker and a  Grottocenter Tshirt will be sent to you by postal services. The 10 individual donors who make the largest donation will also receive a numbered and signed print of  Erdé's drawing on heavy paper
  • 3 backers
  • Availability: 7/10
  • Estimated delivery March 2021

Anonymous contributor

€1

A big “Thank you” for your contribution, Grottocenter V3 is yours !

    Named contributor

    €10

    You are registered on the list of contributors in the ‘Read Me’section  of Grottocenter V3
    • 25 backers

    Informed Contributor

    €25

    You are registered on the list of contributors in the “Read Me “ section of Grottocenter V3 and you will receive an original drawing by  Erdé one of our artist members !
    • 15 backers
    • Estimated delivery March 2021

    Committed contributor

    €50

    You are registered on the list of contributors in the” Read Me” section of Grottocenter V3, you will receive an original drawing by  Erdé ,one of our artist members (sent by email ) , you will have your word in  the choice of developments made if we raise at least  € 11,400,  and a sticker will be sent to you by postal services .
    • 18 backers
    • Estimated delivery March 2021

    Outstanding contributor

    €100

    You are registered on the list of contributors in the “Read Me “ section of Grottocenter V3, you will receive an original drawing by  Erdé, one of our artist members (sent by email you will have your word in  the choice of developments made if we raise at least  € 11,400,  and a sticker and a  Grottocenter Tshirt will be sent to you by postal services.
    • 3 backers
    • Estimated delivery March 2021

    For associations

    €200

    Your association becomes a partner of the Wikicaves association.We  will  insert your logo with a link to your website in the banner of Grottocenter V3 partners. Your association will be registered on the list of contributors and you will have your word in  the choice of developments made if we raise at least  € 11,400,
    • 3 backers
    • Estimated delivery March 2021

    For organizations (excluding associations)

    €2,000

    Your organization becomes a partner of the Wikicaves association. We  will  insert your logo with a link to your website in the banner of Grottocenter V3 partners. Your organization will be registered on the list of contributors and you will have your word in  the choice of developments made if we raise at least  € 11,400
    • Estimated delivery March 2021

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