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Mike Stueber
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Hi community,
what do you think about webcams along a created route?
For my opinion it would be a great thing and a additional contribution for good flight preparation, if SkyDemon would collect automaticly webcams along a selected route and make it available in a new tab like NOTAM or weather.
There are several providers who are free of charge and I think the technical implementation isn’t too difficult. One can find this webcam-linking in other products already.

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I don't get it, so sorry! What is your exact proposal?

You already are able to export your Skydemon route-GPX into one of the usual route tracking webcam portals and get a life gallery of all known webcams along your route at a given perpendicular distance to your planned route, so what would you possibly miss?
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We do like the idea of offering webcams for easy viewing, particularly ones located at airfields obviously. It's something we've discussed for a while but it never quite gets near the top of the priority list. We haven't got as far as looking for any general data source for where these webcams might be listed.
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Tim Dawson - 1/11/2021 10:12:59 AM
We do like the idea of offering webcams for easy viewing, particularly ones located at airfields obviously. It's something we've discussed for a while but it never quite gets near the top of the priority list. We haven't got as far as looking for any general data source for where these webcams might be listed.

Hi Tim,
thanks for your reply.
e.g. the product "Flight Planner" offers this feature. I don't know, whre they take the datatas from.
Would it not be possible to recourse to sources like
- windy.com
- foto-webcam.eu
- bergfex.at  ?



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pilot-byom - 1/10/2021 8:08:33 PM
I don't get it, so sorry! What is your exact proposal?You already are able to export your Skydemon route-GPX into one of the usual route tracking webcam portals and get a life gallery of all known webcams along your route at a given perpendicular distance to your planned route, so what would you possibly miss?

Please could you be so kind and give me the name of suche a portal?
And if it is so easy to handle, it would be nice to have it directly in SkyDemon, why not?
Thanks for your help.

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This is not a feature I would imagine myself using very often, as I have never found webcams particularly useful when flight planning, but I do ask that if such a thing is incorporated it should be offered in the 'aerial photograpy' display, and not on the main chart. 
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grahamb - 1/11/2021 12:10:21 PM
This is not a feature I would imagine myself using very often, as I have never found webcams particularly useful when flight planning, but I do ask that if such a thing is incorporated it should be offered in the 'aerial photograpy' display, and not on the main chart. 

I'am afraid this was a missunderstanding. Not in the main chart, but a tab like Notam, weather, airfields.
I think it's very helpful to have the possibility to see the live-weather along a planned route, especially in Alps  regions.

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The "Windy" weather app has a feature where you can click on an airfield and display webcams for that location.
If they don't exist at the particular location (airfield) then webcams from the next closest locations are displayed.
Tony

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