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News: UK could be locked out Galileo

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I've seen a number of headlines this morning scaremongering that the UK could be locked out of access to Galileo as a result of Brexit.

Galileo is not 'only available to EU countries' as claimed in the article. Galileo is a global network not a regional one, and even if it were a regional system such as those operated by Japan and India, the coverage is dictated by the visibility of the satellite over a country and not defined by an arbitrary border.

The misunderstanding is possibly due to confusion about the services that Galileo will operate. There is the main open service (OS), which is what most users will rely on, and which is open to all world-wide. And then there are three more, an encrypted service (CS), a government service (PRS) and a search and rescue service (SAR).

It's possible that the UK may lose access to the to the PRS service but even that is questionable as the the UK government has indicated it will remain a part of the European Space Agency albeit there will need to be a renegotiation of our financial contributions post Brexit.

Source: gsa.europa.eu



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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, February 17 @ 04:14:12 EST

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News: TomTom launches traffic cooperation tool

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TomTom have launched a new traffic data sharing tool that will allow selected customers to share and exchange traffic data with cities, authorities and other stakeholders.

The new Road Event Reporter is designed to allow the sharing of events such as road accidents, roadworks and other incidents etc with TomTom Traffic users and enables authorities and others involved in road management and maintenance to quickly share and disseminate up to date information on issues that affect road usage and traffic patterns.

Source: tomtom.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, February 17 @ 03:58:50 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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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 22 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (15.023) congratulations are due for the following 4 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CA_0209225915, ClintC, jezzyp, liamkirkham


One users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 17 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: akkipaa, AP2635, ap4751, bertxuk, goodstone, hal1but, Kremmen, MaFt, Mally1957, Mick_1959, mightyyid, richcbaker, sussamb, tonik, Tony-1, Twistedbitz, worker.

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, February 16 @ 10:32:10 EST

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News: Driver With Grudge Blocks Speed Camera Van

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A BMW driver who parked in front of a speed camera van with his boot opened to obscure its view has received a police warning.

Chris Welford, 23, who says that motorists beeped to thank him, got a ticket at the same spot - Marske Road in Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorks - five years ago.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, February 16 @ 07:13:24 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 15.023 - 15 Feb 2017

This release sees 60 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 16 Feb 17.

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, February 15 @ 11:30:00 EST

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News: Petition For Humber Bridge Speed Cameras

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A petition which calls for fixed speed cameras on the Humber Bridge will be considered on Friday.

Driver, Kerry Griffin, initiated the petition on change.org aiming it at the Humber Bridge Board and the Safer Roads Humber Partnership.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, February 14 @ 07:32:03 EST

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News: Judge Says Pay Speeders 3 Million Dollar Refund

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A village of just over 2,000 people in Ohio have been ordered to pay back speed camera fines of $3million. Nearly 45,000 drivers were ticketed in just 15 months.

Following appeals and disputes involving a class action lawsuit, a judge has ruled that the cameras in New Miami were unconstitutional and constituted "unjust enrichment".

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, February 12 @ 08:39:47 EST

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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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 13 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (15.022) congratulations are due for the following 3 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

ClintC, houghtonc79, pacar


Two users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 8 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: david311055, hal1but, JPV, Kremmen, MrSoapsud, plank0, sussamb, Twistedbitz.

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, February 09 @ 11:36:23 EST

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News: Redflex signs settlement agreement with Chicago

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Redflex has agreed to settle a bribery lawsuit with the City of Chicago. In the settlement it agrees to pay $20 million to the city with $10 million payable by 31 December 2017 and the balance payable in instalments by 31 December 2023

The lawsuit follows a bribery scandal which almost saw the end of the company which operates across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Redflex CEO Michael Finn said the agreement marks the end of the company's US struggles. Meanwhile Redflex is still under investigation by authorities in it's home country, Australia.

Redflex won the bid to supply and maintain redlight cameras in Chicago in 2003 and collected more than $400 million in fines between 2003 and 2012. But an investigation by the Chicago Tribune revealed massive bribery in the awarding of the contract by City Hall and further investigations unveiled mismanagement and failed oversight.

In 2016 City Hall manager John Bills was sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes and former Redflex CEO Karen Finley and consultant Martin O"Malley were both given shorter federal prison terms.

Source: redflex.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, February 09 @ 06:26:25 EST

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News: Driver With Laser Jammer Prosecuted

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A driver who fitted his BMW with a laser speed camera blocker has been prosecuted.

Ironically, it was a speed camera image that identified the device which was fitted under his number plate.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, February 09 @ 06:14:09 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 15.022 - 08 Feb 2017

This release sees 28 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 09 Feb 17.

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, February 08 @ 18:35:58 EST

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News: Leicestershire Wants Speedcam Cash

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Leicestershire County Council have said that they want to keep the cash raised through speeding fines to pay for more speed cameras in their area.

Revenue is currently raised from thirteen fixed speed cameras and five mobile devices, but the money goes to the government.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, February 07 @ 07:30:09 EST

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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 (15.021) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

ReginaldPerrin, StuartG, gbrevern, keeleraj, pj123, udontliveforever


Eight users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 11 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: CAA_0528205956, CA_0328034415, CA_0824123959, Engine_Counter, Kremmen, PedroStephano, fenlec, grufchap, johalareewi, pcaouolte, roxburgha.

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, February 02 @ 18:59:00 EST

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News: The need for Galileo is now more pressing than ever

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Galileo has frequently been described as a costly vanity project. And with the omnipresence of US GPS system it's not hard to see why, until recently at least, justifying the enormous expense of Galileo has been a difficult exercise.

But now, with Donald Trump at the helm, doubts about his isolationist policies are making the case for a separate GNSS network far more compelling. Such services do not exist solely for the benefit of your in-car or smartphone navigation system. They are heavily relied on for precision timing in banking transactions, mobile phone services and power networks. Commercial aircraft are also now making more and more use of them for precision approach and to permit more efficient use of crowded air space.

So it's not hard to see how reliance on a service that could be withdrawn at a moments notice could well have proven to be very short sighted.

Galileo will also provide new services including a global search and rescue service which provides a 2-way link that will notify the sender that their distress signal has been received and, as well as the basic free navigation signal, there will also be a high precision service accessible by paying commercial users.

Perhaps Galileo wasn't such a bad idea after all?

Source: esa.int

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, February 02 @ 15:05:29 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 15.021 - 01 Feb 2017

This release sees 44 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 02 Feb 17.

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, February 01 @ 10:28:06 EST

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