California Traffic Cams app

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  1. kylekai macrumors member

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  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I use the INRIX app when I'm in CA and elsewhere. Access to all of those cams plus the other 49 states and Canada, traffic data, location searching, routing and adjustable proximity alerts, and more - free with no ads, to boot. Just saying.
     
  3. kylekai thread starter macrumors member

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    INRIX works on the Mac?
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Yes, a simple email to them gave me a unique URL and I've got it set up to run in a Fluid app. FWIW, there's also Sigalert that also has similar features but includes ads unless you fork over a bit of cash or use an ad-blocker. I don't have the INRIX URL to pass on, I'll email to see if I can pass it on - I should have qualified that in my initial post, but queried them after seeing that INRIX has a Windows app and got a bit jealous. My bad.

    The Weather Underground's Wundermap also had DOT webcams in that web portal, provide that layer is turned on. Cheers!
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    FWIW, I did get a message back re INRIX. I was referred to share that don't bother with tying into their web site as there's much more region specific information and data that they support at the nationwide 511 web site, which I'd forgotten about since I really only use it during the winter months when my employees or I hit the road. Some of the states even list roadway temperatures - handy for those icy/snowy routes!

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/511.htm - a graphical- and text-based direct linked site to each of the 50 states and regions within some states, including CA.

    Some of my clients are DOTs, that's how I discovered INRIX's services, and prefer their work as they provide data that Google/TomTom/Sigalert don't.
     
  6. kylekai thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, that's great if you like web pages. Otherwise the CA Traffic Cams app is well worth the few dollars for a real Mac app.
     
  7. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Pick your option, at least there are options. I prefer the web portals - IMHO that app you listed is just a wrapper for the a very limited subset of data in a relatively small geographical that's freely available and free, and I don't have to worry about the dev give up on a Mac-only 1.0 app that's been out for about 48 hours. IMHO the app is a waste of $2.
     

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