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Hidden City of Calgary Website – City of Calgary Traffic Info System

In Random on November 6, 2007 at 4:58:21 pm

So (if you live in Calgary and are prone to random searching of the CoC’s website), you may have found the traffic advisory system. It’s a system of about 15 cameras (or so) that are at major intersections, so you can see a live (updated every minute) picture of the intersection. Here are a few:

You get the idea. These ones are live, though, so you can update them as you wish. The full website can be found at this link.

However, the City of Calgary built a prototype version of this page, which I found due to some random URL hacking I did over the summer. The pictures are from March 6, and haven’t been updated since. Here’s what they look like:

They look a bit like old crime photos or something. Anyway… you can view the site at this link.

UPDATE (March… something… what day is it today? 2008)

A guy named Matthew left some comments below. Here’s a list of what each camera is for:

1. Peigan/Barlow 2. 50 Ave./Barlow
3. 162 Ave./Macleod Trail 4. Kensington/Crowchild
5. Louise Bridge 6. Glenmore/Elbow
7. Glenmore/Elbow 8. Heritage/Macleod
9. Bannister/Macleod 10. Bannister/Macleod
11. 149 Ave/Macleod 12. 149 Ave/Macleod
13. 16000 Blck. Macleod 14. 16000 Blck. Macleod
15. Glenmore/Crowchild 16. 24 Ave/Crowchild
17. Memorial/Deerfoot 18. 17 Ave/Deerfoot
19. 22 Ave/Deerfoot 20. 34 Ave/Deerfoot
21. (unknown) 22. Heritage/14 St.

23. Southland/14 St. 24. (unknown)
25. Glenmore/14 St. 26. Glenmore/14 St.
27. Glenmore/Macleod 28. Glenmore/1A St.
29. Nose Hill Dr./Crowchild 30. Memorial/Edmonton Tr.
31. 42 Ave/Macleod 32. 8 Ave/1 St.
33. 4 Ave/Macleod Tr 34. Glenmore/Macleod
35. (unused) 36. 5 Ave/1 St
37-50 (unused)

Thanks for posting these, Matthew!

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  1. On the second City of Calgary website, how do you display the camera images? when you roll over the city wide map, you get a certain quadrant highlighted. when you click on that the cameras do not appear in the close-up.

  2. You used to be able to view them by clicking on “Cameras” in the left nav, but they’ve removed them. Just open one of the images I’ve provided and do some URL hacking on them (change the photo number. IE: from loc10.jpg to loc11.jpg).

  3. I figured that out yesterday, but I can’t find all the cameras. (i.e: I know the city has Cameras on Blackfoot @ Glenmore, but I can’t find the URL) Is it possible that the city doesn’t have them all online? I’ve got this so far:
    1. Peigan/Barlow 2. 50 Ave./Barlow
    3. 162 Ave./Macleod Trail 4. Kensington/Crowchild
    5. Louise Bridge 6. Glenmore/Elbow
    7. Glenmore/Elbow 8. Heritage/Macleod
    9. (unknown) 10. Bannister/Macleod
    11. 149 Ave/Macleod 12. 149 Ave/Macleod
    13. 16000 Blck. Macleod 14. 16000 Blck. Macleod
    15. Glenmore/Crowchild 16. 24 Ave/Crowchild
    17. Memorial/Deerfoot 18. 17 Ave/Deerfoot
    19. 22 Ave/Deerfoot 20. 34 Ave/Deerfoot
    21. (unknown) 22. (unknown)
    23. Southland/14 St. 24. (unknown)
    25. Glenmore/14 St. 26. Glenmore/14 St.
    27. Glenmore/Macleod 28. Glenmore/1A St.
    29. Nose Hill Dr./Crowchild 30. Memorial/Edmonton Tr.
    31. 42 Ave/Macleod 32. 8 Ave/1 St.
    33. 4 Ave/Macleod Tr 34. Glenmore/Macleod
    35. (unused) 36. 5 Ave/1 St
    37-50 (unused)

  4. Wow Matthew! That’s what I call commitment!

    To be honest, I don’t know where all of the cameras are on the site. I just stumbled upon these. If you find out, do post here, and I’ll feature it.

  5. Update:
    9. Bannister/Macleod
    22. Heritage/14 St.

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  7. Further Update:
    21: Glenmore/Blackfoot

  8. Sorry, screwed up:

    22 is actually Deerfoot/47 Ave. instead of Heritage/14 St.

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