ABC 2002: A Guide to the World of Web Cams (U.S.)

Among the many weird and wonderful things the Internet has wrought is the proliferation of Web cams that make it easy to view the world without leaving your desk.

The relatively simple technology behind these cameras has been put to countless creative uses, knitting together people and places in new ways. With a few clicks, users can see everything from current weather conditions at the poles to the status of the coffee pot at a Cambridge University computer lab.

Below, you'll find an assortment of Web sites that feature Web cams, some of which you may have seen during the "ABC 2002" special report.

ABC 2002 Web Links

Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History Hubble Deep Field London Prepared Legend of "Champy" The White House Holiday Virtual Tour Office of the Mayor, New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Weekly Column Kids for Afghani Kids Dawn Online Newspaper Afghanistan Pakistan Online Daily News India Today Online News Japan Times Online Moscow Times Online Colonial Williamsbugh Osama & Taliban Song Parody Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman Online Caribbean Satellite Weather (Intelicast) Arlo Guthrie Online Woody USMC Parris Island Online Any Servicemembers Online Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Site "Dot Com Graveyard" World Health Organization (WHO) SOHO (NASA and ESA)

United States

Alabamba: Perdido Pass, Orange Beach

Alaska: Anchorage, 4th Ave. at G Street and 4 views of current Anchorage weather; Summit airport; Fairbanks; Mt. Sustina and other views

Arizona: Sedona views

Arkansas: Downtown Little Rock

California: Lake Tahoe; San Francisco Bay; San Francisco Emarcadero Center; San Francisco Gate views; Newport Beach

Colorado: Aspen Mountain; Cheyene Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

Connecticut: I-91, Hartford Exit 27

Delaware: Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington

District of Columbia: 15th and F Street, Washington

Florida: Fisheye View Lab, Coral Gables; Daytona Beach; South Beach, Miami

Georgia: Atlanta skyline from WSB-TV

Hawaii: Honolulu, Oahu; Spreckelsville Beach, Maui

Idaho: Montpelier weather

Illinois: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Indiana: Notre Dame University

Iowa: Iowa State University, Ames; Cedar Rapids "Hawkeye"; Des Moines weather

Kansas: Wichita Skytracker;

Kentucky: Downtown Louisville

Louisiana: French Quarter, New Orlean; Baton Rouge

Maine: Kennebunkport; Cape Porpoise Tides; Camden Harbor

Maryland: King Farm Park, Rockville; Ocean City Boardwalk; Anapolis City Dock

Massachusetts: Prudential Tower, Boston; Nantucket

Michigan: Detroit skyline; Boyne Highlands; Eagle Harbor

Minnesota: shark tank, Minnesota Zoo; Mill City Museum construction; backyard, Brainerd

Mississippi: Gulf Coast; traffic conditions

Missouri: KCTV, Kansas City

Montana: Big Mountain ski area; Bozeman

Nebraska: Lincoln

Nevada: Lake Tahoe; MGM Grand, Las Vegas; Little Chapel of Flowers, Las Vegas; Las Vegas Blvd at Oakley; Paris Hotel, Las Vegas

New Hampshire: Mt. Washington Observatory; Main Street, Concord

New Jersey Atlantic City Bay; Hoboken

New Mexico: Las Cruces; Ski Apache, Ruidoso

New York: Times Square; ; Statue of Liberty Circle Line Tour; NYC traffic; Lake Eire, Buffalo; town square, Watertown

North Carolina: Cape Hatteras; WTVD, Raleigh

North Dakota: Bismark; Fargo; Grand Forks

Ohio: Corporex River Center, Cincinnati; WKYC, Cleveland; Winking Lizard Tavern, Cleveland

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City; bird feeder, Oklahoma City

Oregon: Crater Lake; Pioneer Square, Portland; costal cam;

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia skyline; Erie Airport

Rhode Island: City Hall, Providence; Narragansett beach

South Carolina: Folly Beach; Hilton Head

South Dakota: State Capitol Building; Mt. Rushmore

Tennessee: Nashville sky; Smokey Mountains; Chattanooga

Texas: Alamo, San Antonio; Trinity and Sixth Street, Austin; Surfside; Dealy Plaza, Dallas; Museum of Natural History, Houston; Amarillo weather

Utah: Canyonlands National Park, Moab; Sundance Mountain; Salt Lake City

Vermont: Island Pond; Killington Ski Area

Virginia: downtown Charlottesville; Avalon Pier, Virginia Beach;

Washington: Long Beach; Seattle (multiple views); San Juan Islands (multiple views); Mount St.Helens

West Virginia: Courthouse Square, Morgantown

Wisconsin: Lake Michigan; Milwaukee; Madison and Lake Mendota; Falcon cam, Milwaukee

Wyoming: Grand Tetons; Hatchet Ski Resort, Moran; ski area, Jackson Hole

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