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The Panama Canal Internet Site

The site was first implemented on August 15th, 1998. It has since undergone five major changes.

  • Due to the transfer of the administration of the Panama Canal from the United States of America to the Republic of Panama, we implemented a Spanish version of the site on December 31st, 1999.
  • In December 2000, we drastically changed the user interface.
  • On September 11th, 2003, we published a redesign as part of the 90th Anniversary of the Panama Canal and the Centennial of the Republic of Panama.
  • A major redesign of the user interface along with technical improvements were published on August 15th, 2005 as part of the 91st Anniversary of the Panama Canal.
  • On March 31, 2008 we implemented a design which provided standards across the web site and better overall functionality.
  • On November 14, 2010 we implemented this design which is streamlined and provides ease of navigation to our web site visitors.

To obtain more details about the site design, click here.

Web Cameras

We have Web cameras located at Miraflores Locks at the Pacific Entrance to the waterway, at Gatun Locks at the Atlantic entrance, at the Centennial Bridge and another which shows the advances of the Canal Expansion Program.

There are cameras installed atop communications towers on the east bank, connected network communications lines to computers with Osprey 100 adapters, WebCam32 software with FTP capability.

The images are sent from the computers to our Web server every 10-60 seconds.

We have also installed high resolution IP NetCam XL cameras at the Miraflores and Gatun Locks.

In June 2011, we installed several EarthCam high resolution webcams. These show images from the Atlantic and Pacific construction sites of the new locks. Images are provided once a day.

Recognitions and Awards

Since the publication of our web site in 1998, we have received many recognitions and awards (More...)