Takes ingress screenshots with a headless firefox and make a video of those screenshots afterward
Project Website: https://www.hackerspace-bamberg.de/Ingress_Timelapse
First you have to set up a new profile for Firefox. You can easily do this by just typing
into a terminal window while no other firefox window is opened. Firefox will now prompt you to create a new profile.
- Click the '''Create Profile'''-button
- Press '''Next''' to proceed on the Create Profile Wizard
- Enter your profile name - preferrably without spaces. e.g. use "ingress_cityname"
Firefox has now created a new user directory inside your home.
'''Remember:''' If you want to take screenshots on a virtual machine/root-server you have to copy this profile to the machine using e.g. '''scp'''. Also copy and edit the profiles.ini file from ~/.mozilla/firefox/ to your remote machine.
Start firefox with your profile by clicking on "Start Firefox" or run it from console with:
firefox -P ingress_cityname
Log in to Google Account
To watch the intel map you need to log in to your Google account.
- Navigate to http://ingress.com/intel
- Log in to your Google account
- Allow Ingress to access your Google account
Choose your Viewport
On the Ingress intel map, just zoom in to the location you want to capture, and copy the link by using the "link" symbol in the upper right-hand corner. This link contains lat/lon coordinates and the zoom level of your current view.
First you need to have these tools installed:
You can install these scripts with the package manager of the linux distribution of your choice.
Just create a clone of the ingress-screenshot repository somewhere:
git clone https://github.com/schinken/ingress-screenshot
and configure the run.sh-script with your favorite text editor (vim, emacs, etc..). The parameter names should be self-explanatory.
Simply run the bash script with:
After a couple of minutes/seconds your first screenshot should appear in your current directory. It is possible to place a timestamp on every picture. To do this use the option -t
Creating a Video
To create a video there is also a simple bash script in the git repository. Just run
This will do the dirty work for you.
sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-53 imagemagick xvfb
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":23".
This is mostly just a warning, and everything will work fine
run.sh: import: Command not found
Make sure you have imagemagick installed. Install it on Ubuntu with this command:
sudo apt-get install imagemagick