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Python: Traffic Cam Dubai

D028Things have been happening on #mobitopia (located on irc.freenode.net). First Christopher Schmidt, having seen this Flash-Lite New York Traffic App (which won Macromedias Flash-Lite Developers Contest), decided to hack together a Python version of the same idea. Under an hour later TrafficCam Version 0.1 was up and ready for download.

Then Jim Hughes decided he liked the idea and could use a London Version. A quick jump onto the BBC Travel News Page found a bunch of London Traffic Cams and some quick hacking of Christopher's code resulted in TrafficCam London.

D029_1Now I've been going through Python tutorials recently so i decided to have a go too. A quick Google search told me that there were no traffic cameras in Abu-Dhabi (where i am right now) but Dubai had a fair number (I visit Dubai often and the traffic there is infamous). So I grabbed the URLs and street names and hacked them into Christopher's code which resulted in TrafficCam Dubai (and it worked first time too!).

Over all the project took just under an hour. Around 35 minutes getting all the Street names and URLs and another 15 minutes to hack that info in to the code. You all should also check out Christopher's other Python Projects for Series 60 which include Wikkit, a python based wikilike scratchpad.

UPDATE: Chris has combined all the Traffic Cams from the three cities (New York, London and Dubai) into one complete program. You can download the program here.

February 20, 2005 by Tarek Abu-Esber | Permalink


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hey.. thats awesome.. so how come no ones working on one for LA... thats where we need it most... let me know if there is one.. thanks

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Posted by: preeti | 13 Apr 2005 07:47:19

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Posted by: samer | 10 Jun 2005 11:30:07

hi friend,
this software of traffic cam , is very very helpful in city like dubai, thx u very much 4 that ,
but it gives some error , pl check it.
i think the website address is changed for dubai live cam .
i m not that much familier with python

resently i take etsalad GPRS service and try to connect to webcam, but failure

pl help me


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