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TrafficCamNZ Desktop version for Mac OS (AppStore) 4 May 2011

Posted by David Wilson in Mac.

Great news!

There is a update to the Mac OS TrafficCamNZ application. It is currently being reviewed by Apple. The enhancements in this release include:

  • Smoother updating of images on screen as they arrive – image positions are pre-determined
  • Fixed an image retrieval cacheing issue – now the most recently available image will always be requested from the hosting server
  • Fixed the horizontal page scrolling in the main window when clicking on the scrollbar, it now scrolls whole images
  • Stability and performance improvements related to memory handling

Even greater news!

I have continued to work on the way images are retrieved from the internet and displayed on screen. Activity in progress for each image being retrieved is displayed within each image and the handling of image refreshes are much improved which should result in better performance. I’ve got some more work to do on this prior to submitting the update.



1. Silas - 7 July 2011

There os no GPS to Brazil?


David Wilson - 7 July 2011

> There os no GPS to Brazil

I suspect you are asking if there are traffic cameras available in Brazil that can be used with TrafficCamNZ? I’m sorry I’m unable to definitively answer this. If you’re in Brazil and/or know of some local web sites that publish web cameras for public viewing then potentially TrafficCamNZ can display those images. TrafficCamNZ allows you to load the web references to those images yourself… there are no restrictions.

What do I mean? Lets say an image is available on the web…. here’s one… http://www.citylink.co.nz/sites/default/files/images/webcam/snapshots/aotea.jpg

Then you can add that as a camera into TrafficCamNZ. Give it a name “[WN] Aotea” (actually what ever you like). And check the box for it to be shown on the main screen.

Hope that helps.

If you have new cameras that you have added and would like me to include them in the main data file, click the button that e-mails me the camera details. If you have a web site that you can’t get the images out of…. let me know the web site… I _may_ be able to help.

– David

David G. Wilson https://dgwilson.wordpress.com http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/dgwilson/

2. Carolyn Rutter - 5 September 2011

http://map.mainroads.wa.gov.au/trafficam/ViewCamera.asp?CameraNo=03601&Time=1315206204932 does this au camera work for yu? i cant get it to load 😦

David Wilson - 5 September 2011

I’m trying various cameras via that web site http://map.mainroads.wa.gov.au/trafficam/SelCamera.asp and so far they are all showing up with black images.

I’m performing this testing with Safari on my Mac under Lion 10.7.

– David

David G. Wilson https://dgwilson.wordpress.com http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/dgwilson/

David Wilson - 5 September 2011

OK, this one works.


This works too i.e. without the time reference http://map.mainroads.wa.gov.au/trafficam/ViewCamera.asp?CameraNo=00201

However the actual image (right click, copy image address) is the below… http://map.mainroads.wa.gov.au/trafficam/TrafficImages/C00201F.151501.JPG

The Image URL can be loaded into TrafficCamNZ _if_ it stays the same. I’m guessing here that with the file name on the end of the image being “151501.JPG” that it is a time reference. And if you use this, you’ll always get the same image presented.

– David

David G. Wilson https://dgwilson.wordpress.com http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/dgwilson/

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