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Now that you have found us we hope you will find our forums a friendly and helpful place to ask questions and receive answers. With over 440,000 registered users, we have one of the busiest satnav forums.

We offer unbiased reviews of all manner of GPS devices and you can be sure that we have tested every device we review, no PR re-hashes here, just honest opinions and in-depth experience from our team of respected editors and moderators.

We also produce the PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database, a speed camera warning service compatible with a huge range of satnavs. It is the most comprehensive database of its kind and now covers 40 countries. Don't take our word for it, take a wander through our forums and see what our customers think of our database and our service. Their feedback is better than any marketing spiel we can come up with.

And finally, don't be afraid to ask, if you need satnav help, want to install speed camera alerts, or just need advice on a purchase, we're here to help. Don't be shy, just head to the forums.

Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 12.043 - 16 Apr 2014

This release sees 91 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Note: there will be no release next week, 23 Apr 14.

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 17 Apr 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is currently 12.042 (09 Apr 14)

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, April 16 @ 12:30:41 EDT

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

Free Subscriptions!
Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 25 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.042) congratulations are due for the following 2 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

DV8UK, Forddriver.


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 19 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Alfygiz, CA_0129112312, CA_0722001856, CAA_0528205956, dgwatts, doctorf, dorsetwurzel, Eyebeear, gchell, Harrow, hudsonl, it090x, jonnyprice, MA35, paulgcjw, s3dbw, StevieBoygps, TheGeneral365, volkswarren.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, April 10 @ 11:16:20 EDT

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News: India Launches Second Navigation Satellite

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SpaceFlightInsider.com reports that last week India successfully launched the second IRNSS satellite in a constellation of 7 spacecraft to provide strategic navigational services for the country. Two more satellites are planned for launch this year, which will provide an operational service, the remaining satellites of the constellation will be in service by 2016.

With tensions between the US and Russia, and China being an emerging superpower it is easy to see why India would perceives the need for their own independent strategic system. This was also highlighted by the outage of the GLONASS system last week where reliance on a single external supplier could have caused failure in defence systems.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, April 10 @ 07:43:36 EDT

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News: Bomb Squad Called to Deactivate Geocache in Chicago

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A part of Chicago was closed off yesterday while the bomb squad investigated a suspicious finding. A green PVC pipe was found in a wooded area behind an old village hall and, as a precaution, the police were called. The suspect pipe turned out to be a geocache; part of the global Geocaching game where people hide items around the world in a GPS-powered treasure hunt.

It is worth remembering that not everyone knows about Geocaching, and that their guidelines state that when placing a geocache you "clearly identify your cache as a geocache" and "Do not design your cache such that it might be confused with something more dangerous" - like a pipe bomb... Geocaching is a fun pastime but if thought isn't put into the design and placing of a cache then it can cause a lot of disruption for nothing.

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

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Posted by maft on Wednesday, April 09 @ 07:48:56 EDT

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News: 5 New West Midlands Speed Cameras Activated

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A year after speed cameras were switched off in the area due to lack of funding, five new cameras have been activated in the Black Country.

The new units are positioned in Quarry Bank, Halesowen, Gornal Wood and Stourbridge.

A Dudley Council spokesman commented, "The units cost around 3,000 each to install and maintain set against 2014 Department for Transport figures which show the average cost of a serious accident is more than 210,000."

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, April 09 @ 06:38:42 EDT

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 12.042 - 09 Apr 2014

This release sees 33 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 10 Apr 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is currently 12.041 (02 Apr 14)

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Tuesday, April 08 @ 20:12:54 EDT

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

Free Subscriptions!
Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 39 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.041) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

dezwez, HAPE, keesover, mattcoomber1, Tritec, Triumphboy.


Seven users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 26 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: bluefastcar, CA_1030174913, CAA_1228232958, Compo48, Daggers, delbell, DennisN, dorsetbred, FmTroll, gboverend, hal1but, hudsonl, iCN520, kimwhyte99, Marinemw, marksfish, mrbobob, nivek22, Oldboy, plusmore, Quinny1, rinkrat, Russ414, smokeyjones, Snudge, steviebilbo.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, April 03 @ 06:20:29 EDT

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News: GLONASS had an 11 hour outage

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A major outage of GLONASS occurred earlier this week with every satellite in the constellation broadcasting corrupted ephemeris data. The result was the entire network was unusable for 11 hours from just after midnight Tuesday (GMT+1).

Whilst there has been no official word from the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces who operate GLONASS, GPSWorld reports that the outage was a result of bad ephemeris data being uploaded to the satellites (see our GPS primer here).

Likely a result of human error, once the problem was noticed it could not be resolved until each satellite had passed over a control station where it could be reset and it was this process that caused the outage to last nearly 12 hours.

For multi-standard GPS receivers this outage would have had little impact but for anyone using a GLONASS only device the issue would have been much more severe.

The network is back on-line now (GLONASS status), but this demonstrates why multiple networks, operated by different countries may not be such a bad thing after all.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, April 03 @ 04:27:53 EDT

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News: TomTom Launch Upgraded Watches with Heart Monitor

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TomTom have today expanded their Sports hardware with the launch of the TomTom Runner Cardio. It is, essentially, an upgraded version of their TomTom Runner GPS Sports Watch but with an added heart-rate monitor. The Multi-Sport has also received a 'Cardio' version.

The Runner Cardio is available for pre-order at 249.99 and the Multi-Sport Cardio can be pre-ordered for 279.99.

More information can be found at: http://sports.tomtom.com

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Posted by maft on Wednesday, April 02 @ 15:03:58 EDT

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 12.041 - 02 Apr 2014

This release sees 81 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 03 Apr 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is now up to date (9.45am, 03 Apr 14)

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, April 02 @ 12:39:48 EDT

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News: Row Over Fate Of Northamptonshire Speed Camera

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As part of road improvements on the A14 in Northamptonshire, a redundant speed camera is being removed at a cost of 5,500.

This is happening despite calls for it to be reactivated.

The speed camera positioned at junction 8 is due to be removed, despite another camera at junction 9 remaining in place

The cameras were switched off three years ago when every fixed camera in Northamptonshire was mothballed after the county council removed funding.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, April 02 @ 06:13:21 EDT

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News: Casio GPW-100 GPS Watch Announced

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Casio have announced a new G-Shock model, the GPW-1000, that has a novel use of GPS. The watch doesn't navigate you anywhere, it doesn't even tell you where you are. The GPS is used for automatically for updating the time. Lots of places have a radio signal that can set watches, and the GPW-1000 will use these by default. But if the radio signal isn't available then it switches to GPS to set the current time.

Is this something you'd be interested in or is it technology for the sake of technology? Let us know in the forum discussion below!

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Posted by maft on Friday, March 28 @ 08:27:27 EDT

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

Free Subscriptions!
Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 45 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.034) congratulations are due for the following 7 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

BuckMR2, CAA_0228220156, ej02, gbrevern, JohnTT, keblec, Mac132.


Five users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 33 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Benj, billb, Brian-Air, CAA_0528205956, clio, Compo48, CrazyKiWi, Daggers, DeeSee, DennisN, DJ1, falkirk81, Gmt_Plus1, hal1but, hudsonl, kelly104, marksfish, marmitebcfc, mcoulson, MikeB, paulgcjw, Pirate3000, ppenman, ready-brek, Richwolf32, rinkrat, smokeyjones, soundman2, spoon246, TuppyTrucker, VWDriver, willyroo, Yossa.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, March 27 @ 10:16:45 EDT

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News: How fast do you have to go to beat a speed camera?

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If you want to avoid a speeding fine then don't speed - simple. But it seems there may be another way to avoid getting snapped by a speed cameras.

Physics students at the University of Leicester have discovered that you can escape detection if you drive past a speed camera very, very fast. So fats that the camera does not see your number plate.

So what's the catch? Well it seems that for this trick to work, you'd need to be travelling at one sixth the speed of light, or 119 million miles per hour.

For those interested in the science bit, the calculations are based on the Doppler Effect which causes light to shift frequency. The faster the object travels, the greater the shift.

For the frequency of the yellow plate to shift enough to move outside the visible rage of the camera it would need to travel 53 million metres per second or 199 million mph.

Don't try this at home!

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, March 27 @ 07:11:49 EDT

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News: Workers use sat-nav to to move around new aircraft carrier

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The new aircraft carrier being built in Rosyth is so large that workers were getting lost inside it.

So BAE Systems spent 50k on a navigation system that allowed workers to navigate the interior of the ship which has 3000 compartments spread across 12 decks.

The steel construction meant a normal sat-nab would never work so the solution was QR codes posted throughout the interior. Workers were given an app that could scan the code and show them where they were and how to get to where they needed to be.

BAE have calculated the solution has saved them over 1m in lost time acquainting new workers with the layout.

The Queen will name the first carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on 4th July.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, March 27 @ 06:51:46 EDT

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