View Poll Results: Poll removed

Voters
141. You may not vote on this poll
  • Dummy 1

    0 0%
  • Dummy 2

    0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 65 of 69 FirstFirst ... 15555657585960616263646566676869 LastLast
Results 641 to 650 of 682

Thread: Traffic Cams International v1.3.0 (1.4 Beta available)

  1. #641
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,588
    Quote Originally Posted by Minoritydan View Post
    Yeah,

    I was looking around the other day on http://www.trafficland.com/

    http://www.trafficland.com/city/BAL/index.html -- Shows Baltimore, but It looks like there are dozens and dozens in the DC/ 270 Corridor as well.

    Also the 50/301 Bay Bridge would be useful too, especially in the summer with beach traffic.

    I'm not sure how to get the information you need to incorporate these in your plugin. Let me know if I can help.
    From the FAQ, first page of the thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Q. I have found a site for my Country/State/Town/City what do I need to do to get these added to the databases?

    A.
    If it is a new Country then firstly provide me with a link, if it is not in English you may have to harvest the info yourself. Please provide the info in the following format

    <url of camera>
    <Location of camera including town/state>
    <lat>
    <lon>
    Because I already have a number of cameras from trafficland site, it makes this fairly easy although time consuming.

    What you can do is obtain the webid and location description of each camera.

    So if you go to the link for baltimore, click on a cmaera dot, you will get the camera image on the left, right click over it and select properties. You should then be given a url, all I need from that bit is the number after the webid=

    h**p://pub2.camera.trafficland.com/image/live.jpg?system=pub&webid=2227&pubtoken=e21561e50d e6d942b356e27c8e3a0cd1&0.4268963347189866

    oin the above example the webid is 2227, ignore everything else.

    then I need the camera location, that is the text just under the camera image.

    So if you list those like so

    <2227><Video Tour: I-695 West (Woodlawn)>

    I can add them for the next update.

    to get the GPS locations you will need to compare them on the map they provide with google maps and get the lon and lat from that.

    Also from the FAQ's

    Quote Originally Posted by enforcer
    Q. How do you pull coordinates for traffic cams?

    A. This can be very laborious.

    One method is to use google earth combined with the website the cameras are on and the Traffic Camera pictures.
    You will need to look at roughtly where they say it is (there is normally a map of sorts), look at the picture, zoom in on google earth until you can marry the picture image with what is seen in google earth and then read the co-ordinates. It also helps if you are fairly familiar with the area/country.

    Sometimes you are lucky and if you look at the source of the page with the map, it will sometimes provide the GPS coords in their somewhere, these can then just be copy and pasted into notepad.



    Q. Why do you need the GPS coords with the cameras?

    A. Two fold, one is to be able to see on a map where a camera is in the serach screen, help you decide if it is somewhere you go. And secondly I hope to add the ability to show cameras based on the position, so as you move it will always show the cameras nearest to you.

  2. #642
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,588
    Quote Originally Posted by Minoritydan View Post
    Yeah,

    I was looking around the other day on http://www.trafficland.com/

    http://www.trafficland.com/city/BAL/index.html -- Shows Baltimore, but It looks like there are dozens and dozens in the DC/ 270 Corridor as well.

    Also the 50/301 Bay Bridge would be useful too, especially in the summer with beach traffic.

    I'm not sure how to get the information you need to incorporate these in your plugin. Let me know if I can help.
    From the FAQ's first page of thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Q. I have found a site for my Country/State/Town/City what do I need to do to get these added to the databases?

    A. If it is a new Country then firstly provide me with a link, if it is not in English you may have to harvest the info yourself. Please provide the info in the following format

    <url of camera>
    <Location of camera including town/state>
    <lat>
    <lon>

    NB the lat and lon need to be in decimal format and not Degrees Minutes, seconds. ie (34.4567,-23,9465)

    With Trafficland I don't need the URL as such, I just need the webid part of the URL

    So select a camera form the map, right click and select properties

    so in the following url I would just need 2235

    h**p://pub2.camera.trafficland.com/image/live.jpg?system=pub&webid=2235&pubtoken=e21561e50de6d942b356e27c8e3a0cd1&0.43937 77735016018

    you then need to get the location description of the camera, that would be the text just under the camera

    Video Tour: I-95 Northeast (Overlea - Essex)

    list them all like so

    <2235><Video Tour: I-95 Northeast (Overlea - Essex)>

    and I'll try to add them in the next update.

    Also try and get the GPS coords.

    Also from the FAQ's first page.


    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Q. How do you pull coordinates for traffic cams?

    A. This can be very laborious.

    One method is to use google earth combined with the website the cameras are on and the Traffic Camera pictures.
    You will need to look at roughtly where they say it is (there is normally a map of sorts), look at the picture, zoom in on google earth until you can marry the picture image with what is seen in google earth and then read the co-ordinates. It also helps if you are fairly familiar with the area/country.

    Sometimes you are lucky and if you look at the source of the page with the map, it will sometimes provide the GPS coords in their somewhere, these can then just be copy and pasted into notepad.



    Q. Why do you need the GPS coords with the cameras?

    A. Two fold, one is to be able to see on a map where a camera is in the serach screen, help you decide if it is somewhere you go. And secondly I hope to add the ability to show cameras based on the position, so as you move it will always show the cameras nearest to you.

  3. #643
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    237
    This is a little tricky.

    Apparently, when I click on the dots on the map, traffic land wants to do a video tour and cycle through all of the cameras, and when I right click on each one to get the ID, it switches to the next.

    Now, I can't seem to force it to stay on one camera long enough. And when I do get the ID for the camera, and it cycles to the next camera and I get the ID for that one - they are the same!

    I guess the video tour has its own ID? Not the actual Camera? This is making it hard to get the correct ID.

    Based on your experience with TrafficLand, whats the best way to do this? I don't want to send you a garbage list with wrong webid's.

    EX - just now when I plug the ID you posted above (2235) - it shows its I-695 at Pulaski, not I-95 Northeast (Overlea - Essex)...



    Getting the lat and long is easy enough, i just go to maps.google.com and zoom up to the exact spot that traffic land shows the camera, then click on the "link to this page" option and then cut out the Coordinates.

    The real problem is not getting the right Camera ID.

  4. #644
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,588
    Unfortunatly that's something Trafficland do with some of the cameras, they make them Video Tours, in which case just copy the video tour text and use that as location.

    It just seems most of those Baltimore ones are like that (I think I saw one which wasn't), but other Maryland locations seem to be individual cameras.

  5. #645
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,588
    Bump for new version released.


    Traffic Cams v 1.3.0
    --------------------------
    Added
    -----
    Automatic resizes when embedded in a frontend
    Favourites added
    Added code for Prague,Czech Republic
    Added code for jpeg's
    Added SDK for buttons (RR Style)
    Buttons by keys (few more to add, plus add checking for page number)
    Added ability to have map display seperate to camera display in search screen (request of carputer1)
    Another new Trafficland version


    This is basically the beta version that was available for testing.

  6. #646
    Variable Bitrate Ramanator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Motor City
    Posts
    289

    Two instances of Traffic Cams

    I read somewhere about this, something about rrgas being in skin file and not the plugin.txt or something like that.cant remember and cant find it.
    If you cant DODGE em, RAM em.

  7. #647
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,588
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramanator View Post
    I read somewhere about this, something about rrgas being in skin file and not the plugin.txt or something like that.cant remember and cant find it.
    This is the standalone version, not the RoadRunner plugin.

  8. #648
    Variable Bitrate Ramanator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Motor City
    Posts
    289
    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    This is the standalone version, not the RoadRunner plugin.
    Shoot! I meant traffic cam is running 2 instances.
    If you cant DODGE em, RAM em.

  9. #649
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,588
    Standalone of RRPlugin?


    if standalone it should, because it should check before it runs.


    there are two parts to it.

    Trafficams.exe and msatuev.exe

    The first is just a starter program the second is the real program.

  10. #650
    Variable Bitrate Ramanator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Motor City
    Posts
    289
    Maybe I'm using the wrong term.

    If you cant DODGE em, RAM em.

Similar Threads

  1. US Traffic Cams 1.0 Beta
    By Enforcer in forum Other Cool Stuff
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-22-2007, 11:10 PM
  2. Navigation - International chars in streetnames.
    By Cirion in forum Centrafuse
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-24-2007, 09:07 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-17-2006, 07:11 PM
  4. XMLTraffic Plugin
    By 307SW_NLD in forum RR Plugins
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-14-2006, 05:20 PM
  5. Traffic
    By RedGTiVR6 in forum GPS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-06-2006, 01:55 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •