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Cartographic Salon

The Survey & Cartography Section hosts the NSS Cartographic Salon at the NSS Convention. The Convention is a week-long conference held each summer at a different location and the Cartographic Salon is one of many salons held at the Convention.

The Salon provides an opportunity for cave cartographers to display their maps and have them judged by a experienced cartographers. Maps may be submitted in various categories based on the experience level of the cartographer. Maps can also be displayed without being judged.

Current information about the Salon, including an entry form and schedule information, is available on the NSS Web site at

George Dasher compiled a list of Salon winners and other information from 1978 through 2004. This 60-page PDF file can be downloaded here.

Page last updated or validated on December 30, 2023