Keeping an eye on the Grand Canal

Check out ARGOS , the new system for keeping watch over the Grand Canal. It’s pretty self-explanatory, and quite fun. Just like any congestion map, colors on maps to indicate the amount of traffic and the speed, and the closed-circuit cameras provide expansive views up and down the length of the Canal…and a lot clearer than the available web cams. The new Ponte della Costituzione is specatacular viewed from above, in fact.

Whether or not we can get them to issue tickets to the boats over the speed limit, that’s another thing entirely…

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4 thoughts on “Keeping an eye on the Grand Canal

  1. John Clarke

    You know I keep saying they need more webcams in Venice. Surely the Comune could set up a site where we could at least LOOK at these excellent CCTV pics streaming in realtime?? Just a thought.

  2. Shawn

    That’s pretty cool. You know, just yesterday I noticed an apparatus of three cameras has appeared on the campanile of S. Eufemia overlooking the Giudecca Canal. Wonder if it’s part of a growing ARGUS system?

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  4. Sojourness

    Sono italo-americana e ho passato 3 mesi a Venezia 2 anni fa. Mi manca, e mi piace il tuo blog tantissimo! 🙂


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