Hong Meigui symbol set
Hong Meigui uses a symbol set based on the
SCMN set of Illustrator presets. We've added a smattering of extra UIS, PEP, and home-made symbols to suit our needs.
A PDF key to the symbols is available for download, key.pdf. You can also download an Illustrator CS file containing all of the symbols, styles, brushes, etc. here. Comments and additions to the set are most welcome.
How to draw up surveys
- Illustrator CS (or other vector-drawing package)
- Chinese fonts (SimSun)
- Download the Hong Meigui Illustrator file which includes all of the necessary symbols:
If you're not using Illustrator, contact Erin regarding the symbol set.
- Download the relevant survey notes or scans of drawn up surveys from:
wget or the Firefox extension "DownThemAll" may make it easier to download large numbers of files). You can also use TortoiseSVN,
but you'll need a knowledgeforge account for that (see below).
- Download the relevant survey data in one of the following ways:
- Draw your survey! (This section needs expanding...)
Dealing with the knowledgeforge online data repository
Hong Meigui archives most of its data on knowledgeforge.net With a knowledgeforge account, you can download and upload
data. knowledgeforge keeps track of all the modifications to the data, so if there's a problem, we can go back to an earlier version
of the dat.
- Set up a knowledgeforge account http://www.knowledgeforge.net
- Tell Erin what the username is. She will then add you to the list of developers for the
Cave Data Repository project.
- Download and install TortoiseSVN if you don't alreay have it.
- Settings for TortoiseSVN Checkout:
Url of repository: http://project.knowledgeforge.net/sesame/club/hmg/
Note, if you use the above url, you will get the entire Hong Meigui data set, which is
several GB. If you only wanted to get data for a specific area, say houping, you would need to checkout several
For surveys drawn-up on printouts:
Url of repository: http://project.knowledgeforge.net/sesame/club/hmg/surveyscans/houping/
For survey notes:
Url of repository: http://project.knowledgeforge.net/sesame/club/hmg/surveynotes/houping/
For Illustrator, Tunnel, Therion, etc. traces of surveys:
Url of repository: http://project.knowledgeforge.net/sesame/club/hmg/surveytraces/houping/
For logbook scans:
Url of repository: http://project.knowledgeforge.net/sesame/club/hmg/logbookscans/houping/
For entrance sheet scans:
Url of repository: http://project.knowledgeforge.net/sesame/club/hmg/entrancesheets/houping/
For scans of rigging topos:
Url of repository: http://project.knowledgeforge.net/sesame/club/hmg/rigging/houping/
Formatting text on your survey
| Type||Font and size||Placement properties||Example|
| Pitch length||Arial 7pt||Inside passage on elevation; outside passage on plan with leader line to bottom of pitch||p10|
| Climb length||Arial 7pt||Inside passage on elevation; outside passage on plan with leader line to bottom of climb||c4|
| Spot height||Arial 9pt||Outside passage on plan||1789m|
|Note||Arial 9pt||Outside passage on plan/elevation, sometimes with leader line||sump|
|Passage name||Arial 12pt||Outside passage on plan/elevation, centered||Momentary Lapse of Reason|
Adding Chinese to your survey
- First, you need to make sure that you have support for East Asian languages installed on
your computer. You will need your Windows disk for this.
You've enabled a method for inputting Chinese characters by typing the pinyin and then scrolling through a graphical list of characters. There are several variations on this tool. If you don't like QuanPin, sleect another Chinese (Simplified) "Keyboard layout/IME".
- Go to: Control Panel - Regional and Language Options - Languages - Supplemental language support
- Check "Install files for East Asian languages"
- You will be prompted for your Windows disk. Follow the instructions.
- Next, in: Control Panel - Regional and Language Options - Languages - Text service and input languages
- Click "Details"
- Under "Installed services" click "Add"
- Choose "Input language" = Chinese (PRC), "Keyboard layout/IME" = Chinese (Simplified) - QuanPin
- On your task bar at the bottom of the screen, there should now be a box that says "EN". Left click on it and select "CN" to start typing in Chinese. (You can also toggle between languages by hitting Ctrl-Spacebar.)
- You will also need Chinese fonts. We recommmend a version of SimSun. Ask Erin if you need the font.