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    RRTrafficCam - Traffic flow cameras - Status : Released

    Released 04/10/08







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    Current standalone version

    Get it from my forum


    Map of where cameras are (only the ones where I have GPS coords), your area not there? then get me the coords if the camera is already in the database or if cameras in your area not in database get me the camera urls and GPS coords.

    Clicking on the icon will give you the Camera ID and it's GPS coords. (trying to add location as well)

    here is the current skin commands.

    SkinCommands (1.3x)

    Buttons
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    Camera screen
    rrtc_next - Goto to next camera screen
    rrtc_prev - Goto previous camera screen
    rrtc_search - Load search screen
    rrtc_refresh - Causes an immediate refresh of cameras
    exit - exits out of traffic cams (leaves it running in background)

    Search / map screen
    rrtc_find - Find selected locations
    rrtc_prev - Change to previous page for camera seclections
    rrtc_next - Change to next page for camera selections
    rrtc_back - Go back to Camera screen
    rrtc_osk - Brings up OSK to type in a search string
    rrtc_databaselist - brings up a screen with a list of countries and whether the Database is installed



    pgup - Move up a page in the selection list
    up - Move up one camera in the selection list
    down - Move down one camera in the selection list
    pgdown - Move down a page in the selection list

    Countries screen (pgup, up, dn and pgdown also work here)

    rrtc_dbselect - Select country highlighted.
    rrtc_back - go back to searc screen without changing database

    Full map screen

    rrtc_save - Save current full screen image to disc


    In the following # is (1-6)

    rrtc_#_cam - Currently selected camera will become in this position on the current page (3 pages of 6 available)

    Either

    rrtc_favourite - Switches between main 18 cameras and a 'Favourite' further 18 cameras
    rrtc_bygps - Switches between display preset cameras or by nearest according to your GPS position. (coming in 1.4x)




    Labels
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    Camera screen
    rrtc_date - Date last update was managed
    rrtc_time - Time last update was managed
    rrtc_capage - Current page of cameras

    In the following # is (1-6)

    rrtc_#_camloc - Location of camera




    Search /map screen
    rrtc_cameracode - Unique code of the camera. this is the code that will goto into the ini file
    rrtc_database - Which database is currently in use
    rrtc_page - Which page the CAM buttons will relate to.
    rrtc_searchstring - Current search word or string.
    rrtc_listitems - total no of cameras found in a search (coming in 1.4x)


    countries screen

    rrtc_countrycode - shows code of selected country in list
    rrtc_DATABASE - which database is currently in use


    full skin
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    rrtc_19_camloc - location of camera selected


    Any
    rrtc_program - Version of program
    rrtc_version - Version of program
    rrtc_presets - 'Main' if main presets are selected or 'Favourites' if favourites selected (coming in 1.4x)
    rrtc_cameras - 'Presets' if cameras displayed are the preset ones ot 'ByGPS' if cameras are displayed by distance using GPS (coming in 1.4x)
    rrtc_lat - Latitude displayed if ByGPS selected (coming in 1.4x)
    rrtc_lon - Longitude displayed if ByGPS selected (coming in 1.4x)


    Indicators
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    rrtc_newdatabase - Indicates if a newer version of the database is available. Click on it or restart Trafficams to update.
    rrtc_map - Indicates whether there are GPS cords in database, click to show camera location on a map.
    rrtc_favourite - Indicates which bank of cameras you are on Main/Favourite pressing has the saem effect as pressing a button. (coming in 1.4x)
    rrtc_cam - position of the camera in the search screen
    rrtc_country - shows country map of country selected in list
    rrtc_bygps - Cameras displayed by GPS (coming in 1.4x)

    In the following # is (1-18)
    rrtc_#_camera - Camera display

    in the full skin
    ----------------

    rrtc_19_camera - camera that was selected


    Custom lists
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    search, web and countries .skins each need a custom list. It is recommended that the one in countries uses a fixed space font.


    NB
    web skin needs an application area

    A,x,y,w,h


    .skins/screens
    trafficcam.skin - this is the main camera display
    trafficcam_search.skin - search screen
    trafficcam_full.skin - screen to show a selected camera full screen
    trafficcam_web.skin - screen to show where camera is using google maps (assuming GPS coords are available for camera)
    trafficcam_countries - Screen with a list of countries supported and whether the database is installed.


    Image Indicators for skinners (coming in 1.4x)

    rrtc_noimage.jpg - image to display when there is no image available
    rrtc_imageerror.jpg - image to display when there is an image but it cannot be displayed


    The below commands have been withdrawn as 1) they didn't really serve a purpose unless you have a really slow PC and 2) I couldn't really get them to work how I wanted.

    Commands sent by TrafficCams -

    RRTCSEARCHING - this is sent when TrafficCams is searching the database for cameras
    RRTCDONE - this is sent when TrafficCams has finished searching the database


    Coming soon


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    F.a.q.

    Q. Why should I use this plugin version in RR as opposed to the Standalone version?

    A. There is no reason why you shouldn't use the standalone version, however this version has better intergration with your RoadRunner skin and can also work with transparent ones



    Q. I have put my country code in the ini but there is no cameras in the list?

    A. The initial download only comes with the UK database, after you have entered your country code in the ini, run the program and leave it running for at least 5 mins. If the skin you are using has the 'New Database' indicator on it, it should light up when a new database is downloaded, click on this indicator and it will load the new database. If the skin has no indicator, stop and restart the program. If the database is still not there it could be that my website is down, you are behind a firewall which has blocked the download or the program itself was updating.


    Q. Why is my country not supported?

    A. I have collected as many countries as I can where I can, either from searching or other users providing links, if you country is not supported it is either I haven't found a website with the cameras or if I have they are moving images which TC does not support at this time. Bear in mind if the site is not in English I may have trouble understanding it.


    Q. Why is my State/Town/City not supported?

    A. I have collected as many countries as I can where I can, either from searching or other users providing links, if your state/town/city is not supported it is either I haven't found a website with the cameras or if I have they are moving images which TC does not support at this time.


    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)


    Q. How can I download this wonderful creation?
    A. Register on my forum at www.en4cer.co.uk/forum , when activated go to the downloads section.

    Q. I have registered on your site but am still not activated, why?
    A. I do not monitor the forum registrations 24/7 so it could take hours or possibly a day or two before I can activate you. If I am going away I will normally put this info into the news section of the forum. If however after a few days of registering you have not been activated then contact me via PM here. Using the same username as you do on here will help you get activated quicker.


    Q. Does this application only work with Road Runner?

    A. Yes, this is a dedicated RoadRunner Plugin, However there is a standalone version available.


    Q. How do I change the size?

    A. The plugin will run at the same size as RoadRunner.


    Q. Can I use RRSkineditor to edit the skin?

    A. Yes.


    Q. How do I embed this is my skin?

    A. Add a button with the command RRTC, and then design the screens to match your skin. Use the BMV2 skin files as a guideline


    Q. Would someone care to send me this?

    A. The Terms And Conditions expressly forbid the distribution of this program, please register on my forum to get your copy.


    Q. Does this show redlight and speed cameras?

    A. No, this is only for traffic movement cameras, for speed cameras a red light cameras try Gatso Hunter.


    Q. Is the video live or updated? or mix?

    A. Currently this is only static image cameras, these get updated by the websites anything from every second to some which update every 20mins.


    Q. Does your plugin accepts video traffic cams?

    A. Not at present, this maybe something for the future, but at the moment this would probably take too much bandwith.


    Q. I would love to be able to add some custom images to the traffic cam app?

    A. At present this is not possible, but it is something I will look into


    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.

    Q. I keep getting this error; error x or this function doesn't work?

    A. First, check the whole of this thread to see if the same questions has been asked before and more importantly answered before. Second add debug=true to trafficcams.ini run RR, do what you do to get the error and then send me the debug.txt and your trafficcams.ini file. Address to send is in the readme.txt or use the email at the bottom of my site.


    Q. I've changed the Datbase name in the Countries screen but I don't get a database for the country selected (pre 1.4 versions may also get a Runtime 5 error?

    A. Check that your firewall has not blocked www.dropbox.com or www.en4cer.co.uk as this is where the DB's are stored.



    Q. What is the current database version for my country? (Cameras with coords / total cameras)

    A.
    UK Database version=UK007 ( 1273 / 1612) 79%
    US Database version=US015 (1192 / 4985) 24%
    Austria Database Version=AT001
    Australia Database Version=AU002
    Belgium Database Version=BE001
    Brazil Database Version=BR002
    Canada Database Version=CA004
    Germany Database Version=DE003
    Denmark Database Version=DK002
    Estonia Database Version=EE001
    Spain Database Version=ES006
    Finland Database Version=FI001
    France Database Version=FR001
    Croatia Database Version=HR002
    Hungary Database Version=HU002
    Ireland Database Version=IE003
    Iceland Database Version=IS001
    India Database Version=IN001
    Italy Database Version=IT001
    Luxemburg Database Version=LU002
    Malaysia Database Version=MY001
    Nederlands Database Version=NL001
    New Zealand Database Version=NZ001
    Norway Database Version=NO001
    Poland Database Version=PL002
    Portugal Database Version=PT002
    Russia Database Version=RU001
    Singapore Database Version=SG003
    Slovenia Database Version=SI002
    South Korea Database Version=KR001
    Sweden Database Version=SE002
    Venezuela Database Version=VE001

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    Want to beta test, then PM me.

    NB It is recommend that you already are a skinner (ie have a skin released for RR)

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    E, everything is ok so far, but it bombs with error msg 5, you know the old one i was talking about when the regional setting is set to other than english... This is somewhat major cuz i have many musics with non english title.. I can't give up that...

    I know there are a lot of people listening music with jap, chinese, korean, russian, indian, etc... titles...

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    Oh, the unicode thingy.

    Fixed it in the Standalone version, forgot about it this.

    Will correct it (and a couple of other things) and release beta v2 tomorrow.

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    Hows the testing going on this ? I like the map of Eire good man yourself Enforcer.

    Not sure if you have all the Beta testers you need , but if your looking for anyone else ill take a pop at it - im not the best at this stuff , but ill try anything once - made a good few changes to my own setup , but its all based on the default skin.

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    Well it's a group of well known skinners primarily, because if anyone is going to break it, they are.

    Also with them having it first they can develop their skin files for it, which makes it easier for people who don't skin to add it to their system.

    Brandensin was given it because he 'broke' the standalone version a few times with his non english system. (as he has done here).

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    sounds great...

    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Oh, the unicode thingy.

    Fixed it in the Standalone version, forgot about it this.

    Will correct it (and a couple of other things) and release beta v2 tomorrow.

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