Update: We’re sad to see it go, but we’ve decided to stop maintaining TrueLookCams.com. This was certainly a fun little side project! Luckily, there are a number of other great webcam directories out there!
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TrueLook, a leading provider of interactive webcam systems, has announced the launch of TrueLookCams.com. The site pulls images and video from thousands of webcams around the world, and organizes them for easy navigation. The webcams showcase a wide array of subjects, including international cities, resort locations, natural scenery, scientific research stations, museums, zoos, restaurants, and countless other locations.
TrueLookCams offers a number of ways to search its webcam listings, but one of the most interesting is the interactive webcam map. The map lets visitors zoom to specific locations of the globe and view thumbnails of the webcams available in the area. Each webcam also has a user rating and view count, allowing visitors to easily sort the webcams by quality and popularity. Each webcam can also be tagged, giving visitors a quick way to search by category.
“I cannot think of a more immersive way to see the world, other than actually hopping on an airplane. Unlike other media, there is rarely an artistic influence on a webcam. You simply see the world. Live. Raw. With all its faults and in all its beauty. Besides, there is something very addicting about randomly exploring the webcam index. I’ve stumbled upon everything from hibernating bears to skiing lessons.” –Ken Pittman, co-developer
There are currently over 12,700 webcams listed on the site, although the number continues to grow as poor cameras are removed and new ones are constantly added. The site was developed by TrueLook, which provides webcam technology throughout the world in the construction, entertainment, and travel industries. TrueLook construction cameras are used to monitor job sites and create time-lapse documentation, while other industries use TrueLook webcams for immersive internet marketing.