River Corridor Videos
Welcome to the UGRA's presentation of the Guadalupe River corridor films for 2012. The maps and films displayed below were filmed and produced in January 2012. Routes mapped include the North Fork, South Fork, Johnson Creek, and Guadalupe River within Kerr County. To view the videos, simply click on a waypoint on the map below. For help, please scroll down below the videos for detailed instructions and FAQ.
This website presents a public tool to view the river corridor videos produced by the Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA). Above you are presented with two panels -- the top panel is for navigation and the bottom panel is a video player for viewing the films.
The top panel is a Google Maps applet. If you are familiar with Google Maps, you will find the navigation and use to be very similar to the official Google Maps page. If you are not, don't worry, these instructions will explain how to use the maps below. Each red marker on the map corresponds to a specific point in the videos of the river. Using the map pane, you can zoom in to your area of interest and simply click on a red marker. The appropriate videos will load in the viewer panel and will begin playing. (Don't worry, there is no audio included in the videos, so don't adjust your speakers.)
This year there are two videos that begin playing simultaneously. The video on the left is the 2012 video, and the video on the right is the 2011 video for comparison purposes. The videos should play in sync, but if one video seems to be "ahead" of the other, simply pause the video that's in the lead for a couple of seconds until the slower video has caught up.
All of the videos are filmed moving downstream. That is, the footage begins upstream and moves downstream -- begins west and moves generally east. Therefore, if you choose one of the red markers, your video will begin at that point and move downstream.
Once a video begins playing, you can use the YouTube player panel to move forward or backward in time, or downstream and upstream, to view your area of interst. If you reach the end of one video timeline, simply select another red dot downstream from the endpoint of the video you just viewed.
All of the videos are filmed in high definition and can be viewed in their native 1080p resolution. To view the high resolution version, simply click on a red marker, and when the video begins to play, click the YouTube icon on the bottom right portion of the video player. This will launch your video on YouTube's website (note you will not leave the UGRA website -- another window will open). When you arrive on the YouTube site, click on the "480p" icon and choose the resolution you desire -- all the way up to 1080p! To return to the UGRA player and navigation site, simply close the new window that was opened.
Using the Navigation Panel (Google Maps)
Google Maps is a very intuitive navigation system on the top panel of this site. When you click and drag inside the panel, you will move around in any direction you choose. When you roll your middle mouse button forward, you will zoom in. Roll the middle button backward to zoom out. Another method of zooming requires you to click the plus or minus icons on the top left of the panel to zoom in or out, respectively. When you zoom in far enough, you will begin to see streets and street names and other features that will help you figure out where you are on the map.
If you would prefer to see a standard road map instead of the satellite imagery, click on the top right portion of the panel on the word "Map" and you will be presented with a simpler road map version.
Fore more information on how to use Google Maps, use the following link: http://maps.google.com/support/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=guide.cs&guide=21670&from=21670&rd=1
If you have any questions about how to use this site, contact the UGRA at 830-896-5445. For corrections to the video or navigation points, please email the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.