Traffic.com has rearranged their server, and this widget no longer works.
All widgets have been tested on both Windows XP and OSX.
Displays traffic information for Washington, DC and many other metro areas in the U.S. Supports cities currently available on www.traffic.com as of 2005-07-28. Hovering over an incident hotspot/alert will display a tooltip with more information; for the tooltip to work, the widget must have the focus. Suppressing "incident hotspots/alerts" will improve performance and decrease lag time.
User configurable auto update period (defaults to every 5 minutes).
User configurable city selection (defaults to Washington D.C.).
Alerts user if there is no current traffic data for a city. Can be turned off/on (defaults to off since there is now almost always some type of data for a city).
Limited zooming ability for select cities (dependent upon traffic.com maps). Zooming is triggered via a double-click.
"Last updated" timestamp with configurable colors and opacity.
Initially based off the traffic widgets by Justin Campbell and the DCA Traffic Widget by John Teague.
|Incident:||Traffic accidents, disabled or over-turned vehicles|
|Advisory:||Road/travel conditions including construction|
|Event:||Scheduled events, such as games, parades, concerts|
|Alert:||Indicates 2 possible conditions:
- severe trouble spots, such as lane or road closures, or
- no trouble spots on aroute that typically has trouble spots
The auto-update period is in minute increments since traffic.com updates their data every 60 seconds.
This widget requires Konfabulator (aka Yahoo! Widget Engine) 2.1.
When zooming in/out, the background disappears for about a second and then reappears. I am currently working on fixing this issue.
- To Traffic.com
- To Justin and JT for their previous work on the traffic widgets
- To Seth Elgart, Robin Siebler, Nick, and Ariel for their help in identifying the names of the metro area "zones" and with beta testing
- To The Multimedia Library (royalty free DC image courtesy and Copyright 2005 - The Multimedia Library)
- To FreeFoto and photographer Ian Britton for the photograph of Interstate 95