Around The World With Webcams
With the proliferation of web video cameras (or webcams), you can visit just about any city or place on earth in real time.
Rather than just talking about it, you can visit it.
EarthCam allows you to type in just about any location on earth and display a list webcams in that area.
Indexes over 20,000 web cams world wide. Can search by country or city and the results are organized using Google maps.
Some web cams, like Seattle's Space Needle, allow you to control the camera.
2010 - 2011 Lassen Timelapse
Webcams images can be used to create time lapse videos. In this example, a years worth of images from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center webcam at Lassen National Park in northern California were assembled into time lapse video, showing how the landscape changes day-to-day and pausing at significant events.
Use images from a nearby web cam and have your students create their own time lapse videos.
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The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California has webcams in remote locations throughout the mountains offering beautiful views all year long.
Many of the cams indexed here archive images from throughout the day, making it a good starting place for time lapse video projects.
John Uhler has assembled a list of all known U.S. National Park, National Monument, National Recreational Area, and National Seashore webcams available on the Internet. He also includes selected wildlife webcams, including the Panda Cam at the San Diego Zoo.
AirNow, a government site tracking air quality, maps webcams around the U.S., including many in National Parks. Many cams listed here have "last 24 hours" links, allowing you to track the weather or activity thru the day.
A virtual trip in the Great Smoky Mountains combines advantages of new technologies, such as interactive Webcams.
Renowned for its biodiversity, in this region video microscopes and the help of experts provide a very lively trek.
You cannot get much more uptodate than watching through the eyeballs of livecams.