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Rock Art Inventory
   
 
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If you are a first-time user, please read the instructions below. When finished, click on a survey name in the upper right corner.

Rock Art Inventory

The Rock Art Inventory is a copy of the recorded data and images for one or more surveys extracted from the DigitalRockArt database. The distribution of the Rock Art Inventory to the land manager or owner and recording team is intended to be archival documentation that is independent of the [New window] DigitalRockArt web application .

The survey data and images are formatted into web pages and copied to DVD or CD-ROM optical media. The contents of the DVD may be copied to a PC's hard drive, a web server, or printed. Except for printed output, the Rock Art Inventory is always viewed using a browser.

The Rock Art Inventory may be viewed with current versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Netscape, Mozilla, and Konqueror. Internet Explorer 6 works, but has a few minor page formatting problems. Versions of Internet Explorer prior to version 6 will fail to display the pages correctly. If you encounter problems accessing the DVD or your browser is warning that it blocked a pop-up window, check the Browser Settings section below.

Accessing the DVD

To start the Rock Art Inventory, insert the DVD into a drive. If the auto insert notification feature is active on your system, the starting window will appear in a few seconds. If the starting window does not appear, use your Windows Explorer to view the contents of the DVD. Double-click index.html in the root folder to open a window with your default browser.

The first page is a copy of this page. If you are viewing this document from the internet, then the comments that refer to DVDs do not apply.

The following information is applicable after you begin to view the Rock Art Inventory pages. The upper right corner has the Survey list; click the survey of your choice.

The upper left-hand corner now has the Menu Choices for the reports; click the report of your choice:

  • Survey Report - a narrative summarizing unusual or interesting features.
  • All Elements - all the cropped elements recorded in the survey.
  • All Images - all the digital images included in the survey.
  • Topo Chart - a chart and summary table of the topography data.
  • Panel Report - the detail data for all the panels recorded.
  • Element Report - the detail data for all the elements recorded.
  • Survey Recap - all data by panel in a format for printing.

All of the reports have hyperlinks that will open new popup windows when clicked. These new windows may have additional hyperlinks that will open more new windows. The popup windows will have a Close button fixed in the upper right corner of the page and may have another Close button at the bottom. The intended use of these popup windows is for you to view the information and then close the window.

All small images and cropped element images within the Survey Reports, All Elements, All Images and Survey Recap reports are hyperlinks. If a small image is clicked, a larger image will open in a new window. Some images that are Site Overviews or Cluster Overviews may have cluster numbers or panel letters overlaid on the image. When viewing the large image that has been opened in a new window, holding the mouse pointer near a cluster number will change the pointer icon to a hand pointer. Clicking the cluster number with the hand pointer will open a new window showing additional cluster data. Cluster numbers overlaying an image may be hidden by clicking the Hide Annotation button at the bottom of the page. If the DVD was generated with the option to include full resolution digital images, there will be a Zoom In button that will show the image with scroll bars.

Holding your mouse pointer over the rock art class (Anthropomorphic, Geometric, etc.) will cause a tooltip window to appear. The tooltip window lists the attributes recorded for the element. The tooltip will disappear if the mouse pointer is moved off of the rock art class. There is a similar function for Rock Art panel images that will show the panel's attributes. Clicking on an element's Cluster Number, Panel Letter or Element Number will open new windows that show additional related images and data.

At any time, double-clicking in a margin or blank space will scroll to the top of the page.

Survey Report

The Survey Report one hyperlink and a rollover function:

  • Clicking any image will open a larger image in a new window.
  • Moving the mouse pointer over the rock art class name underneath an element or the Rock Art image category underneath an image will display a popup tooltip with the element or panel attributes, respectively.

Topo Chart

The Topo Chart has two hyperlinks:

  • Cluster Number: a hyperlink that will open a new window displaying any overview images where the cluster is annotated, all images for the panels of the cluster, and the panel topography, rock art class recap and panel attributes for each panel.
  • Rock Art Class: a hyperlink located within the headings of the data table that will redisplay the topo chart highlighting the clusters that have elements recorded for the selected rock art class.

Panel Report

The Panel Report has hyperlinks in the Panel Attribute Summary, Panel Detail Topography and the Panel Element Counts by Rock Art Class.

The Panel Attribute Summary has one hyperlink, Number of Panels. Clicking the Number of Panels will open a new window displaying the images for all the panels recorded with the respective attribute.

The Panel Detail Topography Report has three hyperlinks:

  • Cluster Number: a hyperlink that will open a new window displaying any overview images where the cluster is annotated, all images for the panels of the cluster, and the panel topography, rock art class recap and panel attributes for each panel.
  • Number Images: a hyperlink that will open a new window displaying all the images for the panel and the panel topography, rock art class recap and panel attributes for the panel.
  • Number Elements: a hyperlink that will open a new window displaying all the images for the panel and cropped elements.

The Panel Element Counts by Rock Art Class has one hyperlink, rock art class. Clicking the Number of Elements under a rock art class will open a new window displaying the cropped elements of the rock art class for the panel.

Element Report

The Element Report has hyperlinks in the Element Attribute Summary and the Element Detail Report.

The Element Attribute Summary has two hyperlinks:

  • Rock Art Class: A hyperlink that will open a new window displaying all the cropped element for the rock art class.
  • Number Elements: a hyperlink that will open a new window displaying all the cropped elements with the respective attribute.

The Element Detail Report has three hyperlinks:

  • Cluster: this is a hyperlink that will display the cluster information and images in a new window.
  • Panel: this is a hyperlink that will display the panel information and images in a new window.
  • Element: this is a hyperlink that will display all the elements of the panel in a new window.

Attribute Definitions

Rock art elements and panels are assigned multiple attributes as part of the recording process. Attributes are used to describe the design of the element or the condition of an element or panel. If you have Internet access, you may view the detailed definitions for all attributes here: [New window] DigitalRockArt attribute definitions and examples .

Full Screen Mode

This application is best viewed in full screen mode. Press the F11 key to minimize the browser's menu, toolbar, address, and status bars. Press the F11 key a second time to return to the normal settings.

Printed Output

You may print the images or reports by selecting File and then Print or Print Preview from the browser menu bar. Depending upon your browser, your printer, and the report selected for printing, you may have to use the File, Page Setup dialog to set the printer orientation to landscape or portrait and reduce the margins to as little as 0.25 inches.

Printing Survey Reports

A Rock Art Inventory DVD may optionally include a PDF formatted file containing a survey report or reports. To verify, look for a folder named "_PrintedReport" in the root folder of the DVD. If available, printing the PDF formatted report will yield better results than printing the survey report using your browser's print function.

Printing Images with Captions

A Rock Art Inventory DVD may include images formatted for printing at a commercial photo lab. The formatted images will include captions containing the site name, site number, cluster and panel numbers, comments and a metric scale. To verify, look for a folder named "_CaptionedImagesxxx" where xxx is the print size (such as 4x6). To obtain prints, copy one or more images to a suitable media and take it to a commercial lab (Wal-Mart, Walgreen's, Kitt's, etc.) for prints made with high quality photo printers, inks, and paper. Making color prints on PC printers may be more convenient but probably results in both lesser quality and higher cost per print.

Note that the images are formatted for a particular aspect ratio or size. Attempting to print images created for a 4x6 aspect ratio as 8x10 photos will produce unsatisfactory results.

Copying the DVD to a Hard Drive

DVD drives are relatively slow devices and will perform poorly when loading pages with many images such as the All Elements and All Images reports. If you have space available, much better performance can be achieved by copying the entire DVD to your PC hard drive.

To copy the contents of the DVD to your hard drive, create a folder and copy the entire contents of the DVD to the folder. This will include a folder for each survey on the DVD and six other files, including one named index.html. In addition, there are two optional folders that may be present -- _CaptionedImages_xxxx and _PrintedReports. The copy process may take an hour or more. Locate the copied index.html file and double-click on it to open.

You may create a shortcut on your desktop for easy future access. Right-click any unused part of your desktop and select New, Shortcut from the drop down lists. Click the Browse button on the Create Shortcut window that pops up and navigate to the new folder containing the index.html file that was copied earlier. Click on the index.html file to select it, click the OK button, then click the Next button. Type a name for the shortcut such as Rock Art Inventory and click the Finish button. Double-click the shortcut to test.

If you copied the _PrintedReports folder, you may wish to repeat the process to create easy access to the PDF file within the folder.

If you wish to change the shortcut icon to the DigitalRockArt logo, right-click the shortcut on your desktop and choose Properties from the drop down list. Click the Change Icon button and then the Browse button. Navigate to the new folder and double-click the favicon.ico file name. Click OK twice.

If you are copying the data to a web server, you must obtain permission before doing so. There is a copyright notice at the bottom of every web page.

Browser Settings

The notes below are browser specific. The Internet Explorer note applies only to loading web pages stored locally on your PC's hard drive or or a CD/DVD. The Firefox and Safari notes apply to accessing the Rock Art Inventory CD/DVD and accessing the DigitalRockArt web application. If your browser issues a warning message and offers a method to override the default settings for this application only, try that first.

Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer as your browser, you may receive the following message accompanied by a warning beep on every web page read from a DVD or hard drive.

To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this file from showing active content that could access your computer. Click here for options...

The reason for the above warning message is because Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) changed the defaults for IE 6 so that IE treats HTML files served from your hard drive or DVD as being less secure than HTML files served from the Internet. If you ignore the message, you will receive a warning beep and a warning message on every page. Many features of the Rock Art Inventory will not work. Cropped elements will not display the attribute list in a pop-up message box, clicking small images will not open a new window to display a jumbo sized image, etc.

To eliminate the warning messages and change the defaults back to the settings normal before the installation of SP2:

  1. From the IE Tools drop down menu, select Internet Options, and click the Advanced tab.
  2. Scroll all the way down to the Security heading.
  3. Check the first option under Security: "Allow active content to run from CDs or DVDs on my computer". If you intend to copy the DVD to your hard drive, then also check the second option "Allow active content to run in files on my computer".
  4. If there is an Apply button, click it (IE 6 has it, IE 7 does not).
  5. Click the OK button.
  6. Close all running copies of Internet Explorer. Then open and close the CD drive to restart the application.

Use of the tabs feature of Internet Explorer 7 will result in one inconvenience. When a popup window is reused, the tab for the reused window will blink and then remain highlighted, but the focus is not given to the popup window. You must click the tab to see the revised page.

Firefox

The installation defaults for Firefox prevent JavaScript functions from bringing previously opened popup windows into focus. Using the DigitalRockArt application, if you click on a hyperlink that opens a new popup window, leave the popup window open and view the original window, and then click on a hyperlink that reuses an opened popup window: the popup window will be updated but not brought into focus. The window will remain hidden beneath other windows as if the hyperlink failed or was not clicked.

To configure the Firefox settings:

  1. Go to Tools -> Options -> Content

  2. Make sure "Enable JavaScript" is turned on.

  3. Next to "Enable JavaScript", click the "Advanced" button.

  4. Make sure that there is a check-mark in the box
    • [x] Raise or lower windows

Firefox 3 default options will reduce the size of images or rows of images to provide more space for margins and borders. To turn off this option, check the View > Zoom > Zoom Text Only check box.

Safari

The installation defaults for Safari do not allow Javascript functions to open popup windows. To change the default settings:

  1. Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Security

  2. Under Web content uncheck the Block popup windows option

  3. Stop and restart all running copies of Safari

Safari prevents Javascript functions from bringing previously opened popup windows into focus when they are reused. If you click on a hyperlink that opens a new popup window, leave the popup window open and view the original window, and then click on a hyperlink that reuses an opened popup window: the popup window will be updated but not brought into focus. The window will remain hidden beneath other windows as if the hyperlink failed or was not clicked. There is no option to override this behavior. If a hyperlink fails to open a popup window when it should, check the task bar to determine if the popup window was left opened.

Requesting a Rock Art Inventory

Rock Art Inventories may be created upon request from land managers or owners and the rock art recording team members. Creation options include the size of images and cropped elements, number of images per page, number of images per row, the JPEG image quality, inclusion of captioned images or original images and choice of DVD or CD-ROM optical media. Contact digitalrockart@yahoo.com for more information.