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Offline miraculon

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http://www.lightningmaps.org/Images/ removed?
« on: August 08, 2017, 09:03:58 AM »

Yesterday, I noticed that an icon that I was using from http://www.lightningmaps.org/Images/ (specifically blitzortung_icon_128.png) was missing from my website.

I got a 404 error and the entire /Images directory is missing from lightningmaps.org.

I replaced it with one of Cutty's icons, but I was wondering if this is permanent or it will be coming back (or relocated somewhere).

I suppose that I should not have these kind of dependencies, and just download the icon but I neglected to do this originally.


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Re: http://www.lightningmaps.org/Images/ removed?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 12:56:22 PM »
They have appended the time to the image displayed in the left-hand column here.  I'm fairly certain that this was done to prevent browsers from displaying stale images. 

I discovered the static image problem a couple of weeks ago and I now display the animated gif in my dashboard.  The latest image can be displayed using https://images.lightningmaps.org/blitzortung/america/index.php?map=usa_mini without problems.
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Re: http://www.lightningmaps.org/Images/ removed?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 02:31:48 PM »
Apparently other images, such as the "gear" icon that controls the maps are still there. It must just be this lightning bolt one.
The gear exists under this directory: https://www.lightningmaps.org/Images/gear.png

and it shows under https://images.lightningmaps.org/Images/gear.png
But alas, blitzortung_icon_128.png is missing. (the directory view must be disallowed)
Thanks for the tip on the mini map, sometimes it took a long time to load.

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Re: http://www.lightningmaps.org/Images/ removed?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 05:01:02 PM »
Hi All,

New to Blitzortung, and interested in how to find out what images are available for use on my site.

Can anyone point me in the right direction so I can have a browse of what's available.

Phil.