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#1 Fran

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:21 AM

Here are some websites where you can view local(ish) webcams:

  • Mostly motorway webcams, but lots accessible from one web page: BBC "jamcams" for Beds, Herts & Bucks. Note that if you don't like fiddling with the map there is an option just below it to "Show camera list", so you can scroll through them and click the relevant hyperlinks.
  • Bucks New University, by the main roundabout in the valley in Wycombe. It's a continuous video feed that alternates between three cameras, one of which includes a glimpse of traffic on the roundabout: BNU webcam. Because it's continuous, it may not work if you have a slow connection.
  • The airfield at Booker; no use for traffic or after dark, but you can see the weather. Two fixed views; press F5 to refresh: WAP webcam.
  • Iver weather station; no use for traffic or after dark and as it's mainly a view over trees, you can see the sky, but not much else. Like the Booker one, you need to press F5 to refresh: Iver weather station and webcam.
  • Google Maps has a webcam layer, but with far fewer than the BBC link above.
  • Find Amersham (or anywhere else) on maps.google.co.uk.
  • Near the top right of the map, click More.
  • From the drop down list, click Webcams.
  • All the webcams known to Google Maps are displayed on the map.
  • Click a webcam to see it.


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:48 PM

Nice work Fran, appreciate it.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:34 PM

www.traffic-england.co.uk - lets you see images from the CCTV cameras on the motorway network.

Also shows 'actual' average speeds being logged on the motorways and some a-roads. Very useful

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:02 PM

Interesting thanks.Shame I cant see the A41 on there that would be very handy.

Dont think much of Junction 7 Northbound on M1 :D :D