TrafficLand.com is a site that indexes traffic cameras from all around the world. I’m sure there are many useful reasons to visit this site, but it’s also pretty interesting just to see the great variety of roadway and landscape images available here. You can skip from a view of Columbus Circle in New York City to the Gold Coast Highway in Brisbane, Australia with a few mouse clicks. Here’s the TrafficLand story:
TrafficLand launched its public website on Monday, September 10, 2001, feeding video from 32 roadside cameras in Northern Virginia. The tragic events of the next day immediately made TrafficLand.com an invaluable tool for area residents seeking to evacuate the city after the attack on the Pentagon and local media seeking reliable information about ground conditions. The one day old TrafficLand public website met the challenge. The company has since built a record of success in each of its market segments and today provides live video from thousands of cameras worldwide.
The TrafficLand public website and its subscription services help the driving public avoid traffic congestion with online services that provide access to live traffic views from desktop computers and web-enabled cell phones and PDAs. TrafficLand.com users can select and see live traffic views from thousands of public cameras from around the world. The free service uses interactive traffic maps to display available traffic cameras and simple point-and-click navigation to launch live traffic video.