Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 18 of 22
 [ 329 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Nossob Cam Highlights
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:03 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 19023
Hi Chickadee!

All electric gadgets including the cam run on a generator at Nossob
And that generator is switched off at night.

You gotta go there yourself to see what going on at the waterhole at night. :wink:

Or check this for a taster. :whistle:

_________________
Summer 2014 - Oz! :D

Mobile Webcam Project: Done!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Location of Orpen and Satara cams
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:19 pm 
Offline
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Posts: 17943
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
For those driving to or from Orpen gate, you can see the waterhole and cam from the road.
I have made a little pano, but could not get out of the car (obviously) so it's not a very high one. It is too wide to place as an inline photo though, so I can only give it as a link.

_________________
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: New Webcam
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:22 pm
Posts: 2
Hi

I would like to make a suggestion to Sanparks.
Why don't we have a new webcam at the crocodile bridge?
It is sure to be visited alot by the animals.

Dox
:pray:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Webcam
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:48 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:30 am
Posts: 40177
Location: Worcester, South Africa
Hi Dox,

A webcam at Crocodile Bridge would be great :D but, unfortunately not possible at this stage.
Please read Kevdog777's post here and DuQues' reply here :
Quote:
It is unfortunately not possible. The infrastructure doesn't allow it and is often down.
Aside from that it is quite an expensive feature... The server has to dish out about a Terabyte per month already.


There is an exciting new inititiative for a mobile webcam though :D .
Please read Project Mobile Webcam .

_________________
aquila non capit muscas


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Web cams
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:06 am
Posts: 3
Why is it you cannot bring the thumbnails on to screen by clicking on them just to enlarge them a little bit ?? alan55


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Web cams
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:41 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Cammer of the Year (2013)
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:55 am
Posts: 13321
Location: Sydney, Australia
Award: Cammer of the Year (2012)
Hi alan55 :D :D
It's great to see you on the forum and thanks for saving so many wonderful highlights for us :gflower:
Regarding your question about making the thumbnails larger :hmz:
I'm afraid I'm in the dark about that too, but I'm sure that one of our technologically-enlightened mites will be able to help you :thumbs_up:
Look forward to seeing you on the cams, Mel :D

_________________
March 2012
Kruger, Karoo, Addo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Web cams
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:50 am 
Offline
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Posts: 17943
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
Welcome to the forums!

I suppose you mean the ones at the bottom of the page?
They are intentionally small. They show the latest highlights so you can be alerted to happenings on the cams, but are not meant as fullsize photos.
The reason for that is easy. Clickable thumbnails are in fact loaded in full size, and shown small till clicked. That means that with every page requested the fullsize photos would be served by the server. And that means an amazing amount of traffic, which costs money. (10 million pages are served per month!)

_________________
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: More Webcams at Kruger National Park
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:26 am
Posts: 4
Hello Forums

What do you think about the idea of more webcams at more waterholes in Kruger National Park. For instance at the lowersabie waterhole?

They can even put more webcams at the other national parks. I think that it would be interesting to see what is happening there. :think:

What happens it the Poachers get caught on these webcams? :sniper:

I need some info please. :info:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: More Webcams at Kruger National Park
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:02 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:30 am
Posts: 40177
Location: Worcester, South Africa
More cams, unfortunately, will not be a possible in the foreseeable future, Cheree.
Please read Kevdog777's question here and DuQues' answer here :
Quote:
It is unfortunately not possible. The infrastructure doesn't allow it and is often down.
Aside from that it is quite an expensive feature... The server has to dish out about a Terabyte per month already.

_________________
aquila non capit muscas


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: More Webcams at Kruger National Park
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:26 am
Posts: 4
Matthys

Aahhh that is very sad to hear. I think that we wouldve seen alot of spectacular sights. :cry:

:thanx: for your reply.

If there is anything you think i should know please let me know i am still new on this and would love to learn more.

Also if you know about something spectacular that happend in the Kruger National Park please let me know and sent pictures. :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: More Webcams at Kruger National Park
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:20 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 19023
Image to the forums, Cheree - especially to the world of addicts at the webcams. :lol:

Although not for Kruger, but for the purpose of promoting the smaller SANParks we have currently a project up and running to get a mobile webcam that is supposed to be moved through said parks.

If you are interested, you can read more about this here.

Happy camming! :thumbs_up:

_________________
Summer 2014 - Oz! :D

Mobile Webcam Project: Done!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: I'm confused...
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:00 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:13 pm
Posts: 334
Location: Jo'Burg
What is a webcam?

Is it a static camera set up at specific points?

If so, why are people sending in their pics??

I know there's an easy explanation, so please pardon my ignorance...?? :?

_________________
A bird in the hand...belongs in the bush!

Canon 7D / Canon 100-400mm 4.6-5.6 IS EF / Canon 28-85mm 2.8 EF


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm confused...
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:16 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:07 pm
Posts: 13222
Location: Living in The Netherlands but raised in South Africa
huntsman wrote:
What is a webcam?

Is it a static camera set up at specific points?

If so, why are people sending in their pics??

I know there's an easy explanation, so please pardon my ignorance...?? :?


First of all huntsman. Welcome to the Forum and the wonderful world of SANParks webcams :D I hope you enjoy the forum

A webcam is a camera that broadcasts it's images onto the web, people with internet access watch the cams and lot's of them love to post the pictures that the cams transmit(SANParks doesn't save the transmitted images)
Two cams are located in KNP, one at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park(Nossob) and one at Addo Elephant National Park they are all static but we are trying to get a mobile webcam that will be going to different locations in different Parks.
:D

_________________
Live life on the edge but be careful not to fall off! :wink:

2013 Trip: Satara, Lower Sabie, Hluhluwe, Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Satara, Elephant Plains(Sabi Sands) :dance:

Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld


Last edited by vinkie on Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:12 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm confused...
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:29 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:03 pm
Posts: 866
Location: Planning to be in kruger again.........
I think vinkie covered the cam part very well :thumbs_up: , and now to adress the part of people putting up their own pics, so here at sanparks the users like to see other people trips and admire their pictures, or learn from them, so we share with each other, but its nothing to do with the webcams, its seperate, unless, if you go to the webcam section of the forum, you can find screenshots of webcam sightings uploaded by users like yourself.
Hope this helps :thumbs_up:

_________________
Matti

:yaya: CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE FUN FORUM ON SANPARKS

:yaya: Take a look at my Lion TR


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I'm confused...
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:31 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:03 pm
Posts: 866
Location: Planning to be in kruger again.........
And if you have any other questions you can read on the welcome new members section, or I'm sure none of the users will mind if you ask them. Last thing, welcome, and enjoy. :D

_________________
Matti

:yaya: CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE FUN FORUM ON SANPARKS

:yaya: Take a look at my Lion TR


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 329 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by KaliCA at 07:32:30 Submitted by VicRob at 08:25:37 Submitted by kcilliers at 05:37:58 Submitted by VicRob at 05:50:04