Traffic Time Lapse Helper

A script that makes creating time lapses of traffic in Google Maps easy.

an example time lapse of Traffic clearing up in Atlanta

Note: this code hasn't been updated since 2014 or so, so it probably won't run without some changes.


Download version 2


The script runs on Python 2.7 and requires Selenium for Python and ImageMagick. PhantomJS is highly recommended.


I used ImageMagick binaries instead of the libraries, and also did not add detection for the binary location, so the path is currently hardcoded into The URL to screenshot and interval between screenshots are also located at the bottom of

Once these variables are set, run the script and it will begin placing formatted 900x900 frames in /output. Original frames are kept in /screenshots.

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