star2.jpgThe men of my race arrive on wingless, eyeless ships. zero.gif —Andre Malraux

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earth.gifChoosing any of the Sunrise Project links in the blog will open the webcam map hosted on Community Walk. map2.jpg The colored pushpins mark the locations of streaming cameras or special interest cams. Clicking a pushpin will open the location marker. This marker displays information about the camera and the option to view pictures taken from the location. Clicking on the blue underlined marker title will open the camera website. There is also the option to leave a comment.

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Keep in mind, by hitting the share/export tab a Google Earth .kml file can be opened or downloaded to display the markers as a GE overlay. The most recent .kml can also be downloaded by going to the Box.net link in the sidebar.

 

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By using the .kml version of the map with the day/night GE overlay its much easier to follow the progress of the sunrise.

 

earth.gifThe Blogroll points to places I’ve found to be unusual, interesting, curiously inspiring, or practical in the sense they make it easier to follow weather patterns and fronts which in turn can influence the decision to watch a particular web camera.

For example, the real time satellite map is useful for tracking storms and fronts which can put you ‘in the window’ to watch severe weather up close.

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On the other hand, the NASA Flight Center and Macy ATC links have rich multimedia resources for watching Space Shuttle flights and audio feeds for Control Tower ATC personnel directing flights at one of the busiest international airports. You can follow the flights with real time Tracon radar.

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That’s because folks who like to watch also like to listen on occasion. Airports are great places to watch web cameras simply because they’re always busy and they operate 24 hours a day.

 

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Some informal Suggestions for viewers

bullet2.jpg Some camera locations are going to display in a foreign language. Often a number of interesting options for displaying camera feeds are available but are not necessarily recognizable. I’ve tried in these cases to be as helpful as possible with the instructions in the post, but if all else fails, don’t be afraid to play around with the links available on a page. You can find good stuff by accident.

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bullet2.jpg The webcams listed here, from my experience, are safe to use. That is, there are no pages that have annoying pop-ups, promotions, or other anti-social behavior. Firefox users keep in mind sometimes the popup window being blocked is the window displaying the camera feed.

 

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bullet2.jpg The Sunrise Project blog displays best in Firefox. The page is crisper and tabbed windows convenient. Not to mention the safety issue.

 

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bullet2.jpg Camera drivers, for camera viewers such as the Axis camera, need to be downloaded and installed for the viewers to work. I’ve never had any problems with the installation of these viewers. Once installed, all cameras for that viewer become accessible.

 

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bullet2.jpg The Qlock link on the sidebar is useful for a quick and easy glance at world time. I especially like the fact it provides a listing for the actual time.

 

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bullet2.jpg Please be mindful of the copyright limitations imposed on these images.

3 Responses to “Strategy”

  1. Alex Says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  2. joseph Says:

    hey whatsup i havent heard from you in a long time i heard lynns mother is sick tell her i am sorry i dont have your phone number but if you want to give me a call sometime

  3. Charlotte Says:

    hello, I have come across your blog whilst doing my own research and I think that it is really brilliant! Could you please get in touch with the email address I have provided as I would like to discuss an idea that I have for a small performance. Please do, even if to let me know that you would not be interested. I am hoping to do something for an exhibition in London from 22nd September regarding the Ascension Island web cam.
    Kind regards,
    charlotte


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