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    Default MWO Web Camera images

    The Mt Washington Observatory is currently running 4 web cameras posting the images to their site every 15 minutes. Some of the cameras continue through the night. The Deck camera image was altered for me to include the wind and temperature along with the camera image. I grab these 4 camera images throughout the day and night when they change - and upload them to a Fotki.com web site I set up for this purpose. In addition, I upload the Weather Conditions image also. This shows the prior 24 hour wind and temperature at the summit.

    By going to http://public.fotki.com/mwo you will be able to go back through the images for the day in the "Current" folder and also check out prior days' images in the "Saved Images" folder.

    The current album and folder structure is:



    So, if you are hiking to the summit, stand on the observation deck within view of the Deck camera on the quarter hour. When you get home your picture should be available for you in the http://public.fotki.com/MWO/current/deck/ album.

    Enjoy!
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    http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/2012/ MWO image & video archive site 2006-2012

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    Great job, I always wanted some way to look at archived photos. So now i have book marked your link

    thanks

    Soose

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    I too have wanted an archive of the images for a while. The MWO folks did not have a plan for it - and they are concerned about bandwidth and disk space requirements trying to do it. So, I worked with them and set up processes (which don't always work but are doing pretty well) to flow the images and make them available through a phot web site at Fotki.com.

    I was reviewing the images from the weekend and it was great weather and lots of people made a summit visit!
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    FYI - The Conditions image is currently stuck saying it is "Monday Sept 15th" at the top of the image. I have sent an e-mail to the webmaster at MWO letting him know. When something like this happens he normally gets it fixed very quickly. (Thanks, Jake)

    Note: either it is already fixed or I was confused.

    The answer is - I was confused.
    Last edited by Brad; 10-17-2006 at 08:20 AM.
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    Since I will be keeping the Archived images for multiple years, I have created a 2007 set of archive albums and have moved the 2006 images into its own 2006 folder. This will give us the ability to go back in time to see anything for research.

    In addition, I have created a "Submissions" album. This is where you can e-mail photos as attachments and they will get posted to the web site. Right now I have it set so the images will go to a hidden album and I will move them to the public album. This will prevent any Off Topic or objectionable photos from being posted. If over time we see there are no issues with the submissions, I may be able to change it so the e-mailing goes directly to the public album.

    I use this feature off my cell phone when I am traveling or hiking on my personal Fotki site. I can take a cell phone picture and e-mail it directly to the site. I just e-mailed a 2MB file and it was in the hidden album in 25 seconds.

    To do this send the e-mail attachment to "mwo+email@fotki.com"
    Yes, this is a plus sign.

    Once the image appears in the public album, add a comment to tell me what the title and copyright information should be.
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    Just to be clear, what sort of size limitations are you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrad Fischroy
    Just to be clear, what sort of size limitations are you looking for?
    I am trying to see what limitations Fotki has processing file attachments coming through e-mail - and adding the images to the web site. I have done a 2MB file and am trying a 3MB and a 4MB file to see if they come through. Probably the limiting factor will be the e-mail systems - and not Fotki. I have uploaded 9MB files to Fotki through a normal upload process - just not through e-mail.
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    Default Where to smile and say hi.

    Quick question? Where is the camera on the deck? Is it attached to the tower? All the times I have been up there I have never really looked for it. Now another question? When was it installed? Just curious if it was up and running in 92 when I got married on the deck. If so it would be neat to look back at sept. 26, 1992 1:30 P.M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin rex
    Quick question? Where is the camera on the deck? Is it attached to the tower? All the times I have been up there I have never really looked for it. Now another question? When was it installed? Just curious if it was up and running in 92 when I got married on the deck. If so it would be neat to look back at sept. 26, 1992 1:30 P.M.
    I'm pretty sure it wasn't there in 1992. I think it was installed in the late 90's.

    The camera is inside the tower, directly above the red A-Frame.

    Bill
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    Thanks!! Thinking about climbing first week in Nov. so if I make it to the summit I will make sure to smile for the camera. Never knew that camera was there.

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