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3rd Ave Camera Instrument and Server

  • In general it is wise to check the timestamp on the website for when the images were gathered, because it always shows their modification date. If the modification date doesn't match the current day and time then don't use the images to gauge conditions. Use the weather instrument data and other weather information sources to determine the conditions when the camera is offline.

Location

The camera is located on the roof of the Gilead Sciences building at 303 Velocity Way, at the NorthEast corner.

Hours of Operation

The network camera images are currently being updated (10 matrix images plus 28 panoramic images) cyclically, approximately every 5 minutes.

Camera and Positions

The matrix of eight images and panoramic shot show the conditions across the street from Gilead. All of the images are taken by our AXIS P5455E, a PTZ network camera purchased by Gilead the local community of sailboarders and kiteboarders, and maintained now by Jack Hodges. Currently the camera is taking 40 pictures in sequence and uploading them all at once. The first 12 images are the matrix you see on the home page. The remaining 28 (two rows of 14 images) are glued into a panoramic image using ImageMagick montage. It isn't the prettiest 'stitch' because the language we use to control the camera doesn't support exact positioning with respect to the image frame, but the quality of the images are so improved that it doesn't matter.

3rd Ave Weather Instrument and Server

Location

The weather instrument is located on the roof of the Gilead Sciences building at 303 Velocity Way, at the NorthEast corner.

Hours of Operation

The weather data is gathered several times a minute. In addition, history information is gatherered hourly, daily, and yearly. The weather data being collected includes Temperature, Humidity, Wind Direction, Gusting Wind Speed (2 second average), Average Wind Speed (10 minute average), Rainfall, etc.

Data Being Collected

The weather data is gathered several times a minute. In addition, history information is gatherered hourly, daily, and yearly. The weather data being collected includes:
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Wind Direction
  • Gusting Wind Speed (2 second average)
  • Average Wind Speed (10 minute average)
  • Rainfall

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