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10.4: Add more zip codes to Yahoo Local Traffic widget Apps
Tiger only hintWhile I was adding my work zip code to the Yahoo Local Traffic Widget, I decided to try and add my home zip code as well. Thus, I put a comma and a space between both zip codes and it showed multiple collisions in both areas. Then I decided to add another zip to the equation, but this time it didn't work.

So I decided to try again, by adding commas, but not a space between each one. This time I did it for all the zip codes that I have to drive through on a daily basis. Example: 92111,92117,92103,91936. It worked! Now, I can check the traffic on all routes from the office to my home.
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10.4: Add more zip codes to Yahoo Local Traffic widget
Authored by: Sideout on Jun 14, '05 01:51:47PM

Someone can double-check me on this, but when I tried this it appears to only show traffic info for the second zip code entered (space or no space made no difference). My work zip showed 2 traffic warnings, my home zip showed none. Adding the home zip as the second one entered (both with and without a space after the comma) showed no warnings as well.

*shrugs*
-SO



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10.4: Add more zip codes to Yahoo Local Traffic widget
Authored by: raider on Jun 16, '05 05:46:02PM
As far as I can tell, it will only get the info for the *last* zipcode. Here is the URL that it uses, and you can test it in Safari (adjusting the zipcodes as appropriate):

feed://maps.yahoo.com/traffic.rss?csz=97201&mag=4&minsev=1

The relevant pieces are the
csz= which is where you set the zip codes.
mag= which is the "report conditions within " miles. As far as the widget is concerned 3 = four miles, 4 = 10 miles, and 5 = 40 miles. I tried using 8, and I got traffic incidents as far as Denver (from Portland Oregon). I don't know what the mileage settings are for any other numbers - you can play with this.
minsev= is the Minimum Severity, 1 being monor, 2 moderate, and 3 major.

Trying feed://maps.yahoo.com/traffic.rss?csz=97201,87124&mag=4&minsev=1 only shows the last zipcode: Rio Rancho, NM - and nothing from the first: Portland, OR. This is true no matter how many zip codes I provide...

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