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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:08 am 
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Hey Bianca! Great to see you on the forum. To everyone else: Bianca had worked as a field ranger in the park for many years and probably knows more about the park than all of us combined - so let's keep her on this forum! 8) To Bianca: as you can see/read the enthusiasm on this forum for Mapungubwe has grown a LOT in the past two years. It almost becomes too popular! :wink:

Personally, I would give an arm and a leg for a webcam at Maloutswa! I understand the 'Nossob-solution' is expensive - DuQues/Nedret, can any of you find out HOW expensive? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:57 am 
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Hallo joel,
i want load photos from the camera trap at maloutswa.but due to my lack of IT knowledge i don't know how.Any advise? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:14 am 
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BiancaE wrote:
Hallo joel,
i want load photos from the camera trap at maloutswa.but due to my lack of IT knowledge i don't know how.Any advise? :D

That would be great, Bianca!


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 Post subject: Re: Wbcam for Maloutswa Gamehide Mapungubwe
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:55 am 
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JoelR wrote:
Personally, I would give an arm and a leg for a webcam at Maloutswa! I understand the 'Nossob-solution' is expensive - DuQues/Nedret, can any of you find out HOW expensive? :?

The cam itself isn't the cost.

The cost is in putting the infrastructure down, and keeping it up. If the cam needs a reset or such that means someone will have to take the time to go there and do it.
And then there is the considerable cost trafficwise. I don't know the contract SANParks has with their provider, but can tell you that every gigabyte will have to be paid. And an extra cam creates at least 250 GB per month...

And then there is the serverside.... Is the server up to it, or will it be too light and yet another has to be bought?

Many factors, so it's a bit difficult to estimate any cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:26 am 
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Some views from the hide. Taken in January 2008.

Please note: clicking on the image will open the "original" which is in excess of 3Mb
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Please note: clicking on the image will open the "original" which is 1.9Mb in size.
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Please note: clicking on the image will open the "original" which is in excess of 4Mb
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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:16 pm 
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Hi everyone... :)
I have spent a couple of hours at Maloutswa Hide in September 09 and we watched Ellies play and drink...it was amazing :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
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...and a couple more...

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Ela :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: Maloutswa hide
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:37 am 
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We were in Mapungupwe for the first time ever during the long weekend in March. It must have been a dry rainy season, because the pan is already dry, with only water that is pumped into the pan. It looked like the pics above.

The sightings were very good at the pan. We saw some Ellies, Eland, Girrafe etc, but the highlight must be the family of Bush pigs that visited the pan on a few occasions.

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