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Discuss the Orpen (KNP), Satara (KNP), Addo and Nossob (KTP) webcams
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Re: Nossob Cam Highlights

Unread postby Lionspoon » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:03 am

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:
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Re: Location of Orpen and Satara cams

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:19 pm

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.
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New Webcam

Unread postby Dox » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:59 pm

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.

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Re: New Webcam

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:48 pm

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 :
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 .
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Web cams

Unread postby alan55 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:39 am

Why is it you cannot bring the thumbnails on to screen by clicking on them just to enlarge them a little bit ?? alan55

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Re: Web cams

Unread postby melph68 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:41 am

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
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Re: Web cams

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:50 am

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!)
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More Webcams at Kruger National Park

Unread postby Cheree » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:48 pm

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:

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Re: More Webcams at Kruger National Park

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:02 pm

More cams, unfortunately, will not be a possible in the foreseeable future, Cheree.
Please read Kevdog777's question here and DuQues' answer here :
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.
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Re: More Webcams at Kruger National Park

Unread postby Cheree » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:10 pm

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:

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Re: More Webcams at Kruger National Park

Unread postby Lionspoon » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:20 pm

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.

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I'm confused...

Unread postby huntsman » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:00 am

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...?? :?
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Re: I'm confused...

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:16 am

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.
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Re: I'm confused...

Unread postby mattib » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:29 am

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:
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Re: I'm confused...

Unread postby mattib » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:31 am

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
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