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Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« on: November 08, 2015, 09:44:57 AM »
I came across this site http://snowdaypredictor.com/

It's got my backyard webcam as the background when I view it using some kind of location code.
I think they're using it from Earthcam by the description of the cam.
And looking at the view source code, I cant see where its coming from.

They've got no backlinks to my site. Just wondering if anyone else's cam is getting
used like this and if so did you block it and how?
Tony




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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 09:55:37 AM »
Thats ridiculous!

Ive seen this page mentioned here as well today:
http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php/topic,61645.msg493124.html#msg493124

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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 09:58:31 AM »
Could you post a link to the page which uses your image? I could try to inspect the console to see where it is fetching the data from.

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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 10:00:28 AM »
Looks like its being hosted on Amazon.com, and I'm guessing they didn't ask permission to use anyone's camera.

Here is what I have found:

Hostname    snowdaypredictor.com         ISP    Amazon.com, Inc. (AS16509)
Continent    North America                 Flag    
US
Country    United States                Country Code    US (USA)
Region    Virginia                        Local time    08 Nov 2015 09:56 EST
Metropolis*    Washington DC (Hagerstown)           Postal Code    20147
City    Ashburn                         Latitude    39.044
IP Address    54.231.49.50         Longitude    -77.488



Domain is registered with GoDaddy.  Here is what Whois.com has on it:

Domain Name: SNOWDAYPREDICTOR.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS-1176.AWSDNS-19.ORG
Name Server: NS-1540.AWSDNS-00.CO.UK
Name Server: NS-367.AWSDNS-45.COM
Name Server: NS-933.AWSDNS-52.NET

The registration name is private.
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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2015, 10:09:34 AM »
OK I think I found it,

the webcam images are from this site:

http://webcams.travel

but I have no clue where they get it from

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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2015, 11:40:15 AM »
Got to here  http://snowdaypredictor.com/

My zip code is 13440
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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 12:52:46 PM »
Got to here  http://snowdaypredictor.com/

My zip code is 13440
You are given credit as the source, if that matters.  Here in Lincoln, NE they're using a traffic camera.
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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2015, 10:44:36 PM »
I put my zip code in and I get a picture on how to loose cellulite.  :lol:




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Re: Snow Day Predictor using our webcams?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 02:51:16 AM »
Did you guys find out how the webcams are being accessed?

is this some sort of IOT attacks?

i use snowdaypredictor.org and it predicts the next 3 days.

Further more, i refer to multiple sources to arrive at a conclusion. [tup]