Sunday, November 20, 2016
Webcams and Maps
My writing about the famous coffee pot Webcam, and its internet of things implications, reminded me of work we did looking at the output of public webcams as data sources for shopping traffic and activity. Different than the gathering of data in our lab, linked to work with IBM, but still a source of public data to combine with private. In 2009 Google announced a layer of public webcam to be added to maps. Regrettably later this effort was removed and added to a separate map effort. There are still many directories of Webcams still online.