Place Toolbar Help

The Place Toolbar appears on some of the Place pages.  If a place has a toolbar, it is indicated by an * after the name in the Select Place scroll window (e.g., France* ).  We plan to add the Place Toolbar to all the places in the future.  This is the sample Place Toolbar for France.   All hyperlinks are active for the toolbar shown here.
  

Date/Time/Sunrise/Sunset

1-Time
2-Time

Map

1-Map
Search

Guidebook

Guide

Culture and Etiquette

Site 1
Site 2

Reading left to write, the buttons are as follows:

Live webcam Live webcamC Web and Vidcam Locations. 
  • There are 3 types of CAM's that may be shown for a place or city.

    Live webcam  Clicking the camera icon will take you to a selected webcam site for the city. Sometimes we include 2 webcam sites, especially if one of the webcam sites is controllable. Webcams may update from a few seconds to once a day depending on the site!  Some webcams only operate part of the day.  We try to find one that updates within a minute and operates 24 hours a day.  We prefer outdoor scenes.  

    Live webcamC  If the camera icon has the letter C beside or C on it, it means that the camera is controllable by the user. You will need the appropriate software downloaded to use this camera. This is usually free. Some webcams may use Java applets and you must then enable Java for your browser. (Click here for more information.)
     
      If the camera icon has the letter V on it, it means that the camera is a video camera with real-time sound and motion.  You will need RealPlayer, Windows Media Player or other appropriate software which is usually free. 
     
    Red background. If we have not found a webcam or vidcam for this place, the button background will be red and no link will exist.
     
  • Clicking 1-Webcams will take you to a Webcam site with a list of webcams for this city or place. 
     
  • Clicking 2-Webcams will take you to another Webcam site with a list of webcams for this city or place. 
     
    Click here for a list of webcam portals and webcam search sites.
Weather Forecast Map Weather 
  • Clicking the Weather icon will take you to a weather website that has a weather forecast map for this place.
     

    Red background. If we have not found a weather forecast map, the button background will be red and no link will exist.
  • Clicking Image will take you to a weather website that has a satellite image for the region in which this place is located.
     

    Red background. If we have not found a satellite image, the button background will be red, the word Image will be in white, and no link will exist.
  • Clicking Cities ( Bases for Antarctica) will take you to a weather website that has information on cities related to this place (or bases if Antarctica
     

    Red background. If we have not found any city list, the button background will be red, the word Cities will be in white, and no link will exist.
Date/Time/Sunrise/Sunset Time 
  • Clicking the Time icon or 1-Time will show you the date and time at this place and the location of the place on a world map. If this place has multiple time zones, we take you to the homepage of the website where you can scroll down to the country name.   2-Time will take you to a website that lists this country in a scrolling list for the region of the world it is in along with one or more cities of the country. Clicking on a city associated with this country will take you to a time page for that city that includes the present date and time, as well as sunrise and sunset times.

    Red background. If we have not found a site with the time for this place, the button background will be red and no link will exist.

Radio Site or Station Audio/Video  Radio/TV 
  • Clicking the microphone icon will take you to a sample audio/video or radio/TV site for the place if one is available.   We try to find a news radio station in English.  Otherwise, we look for a music station in the place in any language.  You will need either the RealOne Player, Windows Media Player or Yahoo! Player to listen to the audio.  They all have free versions you can download. 
  • Red background. If we have not found an audio or video site for this place, the button background will be red and no link will exist.

  • Clicking 1-Station will take you to the same station as the microphone icon is linked to.
     
  • Clicking 2-List will take you to a site with a list of web radio stations for this place.
Map Map 
  • Clicking the map icon or 1-Map will take you to a map of the place. You can minimize the map site while you look at other features since it opens in a separate browser window. 
     
  • Clicking Search will take you to Google search results for maps for this place or to a website that lists maps for this place.

    Red background. If we have not found a Real audio or video site for this place, the button background will be red and no link will exist.

News News 
  • Clicking the Newspaper icon or News will take you to an on-line news source in English such as a newspaper, TV station or other information source that has a website for this place.
  • Red background. If we have not found a news source in English, the button background will be red and no link will exist.

Government Tourist Information Information 
  • Clicking the Information icon will take you to a Government Tourist information website for this place in English. If we cannot find an official government tourist website in English, but find one in a language that can be translated into English using the Google translation tools, we go ahead and have Google automatically translate the homepage into English and that is the link you will go to. If you click on a link on the homepage that goes to another page on their website, that page will also be automatically translated into English as well.  We indicate this with a (T) as in 1-GOV(T).

    Red background.
    If we have not found any government tourist information at all or it is in a language that cannot be automatically translated by Google, the button background will be red and no link will exist.
Guidebook  Guide 
  • Clicking the Place Guide icon will take you to a place guide. You can minimize the Place Guide website while you look at other features since it opens in a separate browser window.
  • Red background. If we have not found any place guide in English, the button background will be red and no link will exist.
     

Culture and Etiquette

Site 1
Site 2
 Etiquette
  • Clicking the Etiquette icon or Site 1 will take you to a website page that describes etiquette tips for this country. If we found a second site, it is shown as Site 2.
Toolbar Help Toolbar Help 
  • Clicking the Toolbar Help icon or Help will take you to the top of this Help page. Click on Place Toolbar in the index list to jump down to this section.
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