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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 450,000 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: 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 43 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.044) congratulations are due for the following 9 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

bartlondon, JohnHope, jwmachon, mc393, mwabrown, newborngsm, resetone234, richcat1, valley.


Five users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 29 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: 3dBell, Alig, Andy_P, Cotnam, DeeSee, DigDug, dorsetbred, dorsetwurzel, drummer, Gaulois, Harrow, inthe128, JaTe, jpkilo, m3monster, M8TJT, markrmifsud, max60, MikeB, Oldboy, PeterSm, Privateer, prv, Quinny1, readingandy, rossh51, smithrc, spoon246, young-goat.

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 23 @ 10:31:36 EDT

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News: UK drivers caught by French speed cameras to face fines

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Currently, if you're flashed by a speed camera catches in France you will only face a fine if you're stopped by French police and issued with an on-the-spot fine. Police do not follow up speeding offences detected by cameras in other cases where the vehicle is registered in the UK because Britain opted out of a 2011 EU directive.

But that's all about to change. A new directive means that Britain, along with Denmark and Ireland have until May 2017 to begin enforcing it. That means that police in other EU countries will then be able to access details of British vehicles and issue speeding fines.

With half a million British drivers flashed by speed cameras in France last year it means a lot of them could be facing a hefty fine if caught in future. During the summer months more than half of the cases detected by speed cameras in France involve foreign registered vehicles.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, April 23 @ 05:47:29 EDT

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News: Lorry + Satnav + Tree = FAIL

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I know some of you are tired of reading about trucks getting stuck in narrow lanes thanks to blindly following a satnav but this one deserves a special mention.

This particular driver not only ended up in a narrow country lane but also managed to rip the roof of his truck and , judging by the picture, tweeted by Gloucestershire Police, it took him a while to realise what had happened as the entire roof is hanging from trees 20 metres behind the vehicle.

@GlosRoadPol tweeted, "Don't always trust your sat nav and know the height of your vehicle. Unfortunate RTC today in the county."

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, April 23 @ 05:35:10 EDT

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News: TomTom launches HTML5 Navigation on Firefox OS Smartphone

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Amsterdam - 23 April 2015

TomTom (TOM2) today announces a partnership with Mozilla and Telefónica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to HTML5 powered Firefox OS smartphone devices.

“We’re thrilled to offer Firefox OS users TomTom’s Maps Online and Nav Online apps in the Firefox Marketplace. Our priority is to empower users with a mobile experience that makes their lives richer and more efficient, and great content like TomTom’s ensures that,” said Bertrand Neveux, Director of Marketplace and Ecosystem at Mozilla.

“Telefónica has now launched Firefox OS devices in 14 markets and is pleased to see high quality maps and navigation solutions from TomTom that enhance these devices for our consumers in Latin America and Europe,” said Simon Callan, Director Business Development at Telefónica.

“TomTom is excited to be embracing the openness of HTML5 to bring high quality maps and turn-by-turn navigation to the ecosystem,” said Charles Cautley, Managing Director of TomTom Licensing. “By partnering with Mozilla and Telefónica, we’re opening new markets and opportunities for smartphone users globally.”

TomTom Maps Online offers accurate and up-to-date maps; as well as powerful Address and Point of Interest search capabilities with routing instructions, enabling Mozilla customers to quickly and easily find their favorite places.

With TomTom Nav Online, Telefónica’s Firefox OS customers can extend the mapping experience to full voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation.

Source: www.tomtom.com



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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, April 23 @ 05:14:35 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.044 - 22 Apr 2015

This sees 72 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 23 Apr 15.

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 22 @ 12:04:07 EDT

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News: UKIP Out To Grab Votes With Speed Camera Policy

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The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been hailed "the motorist's friend" by Nick "Mr Loophole" Freeman.

Freeman is famous for finding loopholes in the law to help those allegedly caught speeding avoid prosecution.

He has helped many public figures in the past including Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham, Ranulph Fiennes, Van Morrison, Jimmy Carr and Jeremy Clarkson.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, April 18 @ 10:03:08 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 35 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.043) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAA_0210205926, CDPDesign, keblec, kelvinpaul, Tafia14, tonybourne66.


Five users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 24 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: 253, andrewdwork, arnie105, aviator1945, bmuskett, cliffbrown, Devaseal, Harrow, hudsonl, Iaindk, marksfish, marmitebcfc, MikeB, nickieshill, NSF12345, PeterSm, readingandy, rhd4609, rossh51, smithrc, spoon246, Steelbreese, ucdu, young-goat, .

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 16 @ 14:16:59 EDT

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News: Satnav is dead, long live satnav .... maybe

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed that the standalone satellite navigation system has been removed from its ‘basket of goods’, the system used to measure the UK inflation rate.

Simply put, sales of standalone satnav devices, or Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) as we may know them, have fallen dramatically in recent years and sales are now so low that they no longer provide a useful measure.

Many more people now rely on smartphone navigation apps or have a built-in satnav in their car and new satnavs sell in far fewer numbers than they did at the peak.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, April 16 @ 12:20:48 EDT

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News: Nokia to sell HERE mapping business

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Nokia has revealed it is considering the sale of its location services business HERE.

In a statement released by the company it said that it "believes this is the right moment to assess the position of HERE within the proposed new Nokia business."

Though the HERE brand may not be familiar to many, its former and more widely known name, NAVTEQ, will be. Nokia bought the company back in 2008 but with their departure from the mobile phone market they no longer need the mapping business which has struggled to make a profit.

Nokia have estimated the value of HERE at 2 billion EUROS, compared with the 5.7 billion Euros it paid for the company seven years ago.

Source: www.nokia.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, April 16 @ 11:25:51 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.043 - 15 Apr 2015

This sees 55 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 Apr 15.

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 15 @ 11:35:03 EDT

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News: Smart Motorway Cameras Catch The Not So Smart

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According to statistics obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request, speeding tickets issued on the M4 and M5 motorways around Bristol have reportedly skyrocketed from 750 to 23,000 in 2014.

The reason has been put down to the tougher policing of a section of smart motorway in area. The average speed cameras on smart motorways cover varying speed limits - the aim, together with safety, is to improve traffic flow.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, April 13 @ 06:39:10 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 61 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.042) congratulations are due for the following 12 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

Atilla1962, CA_0424184344, chriskeens, darlorob, DigDug, figgy, golfmaddad, goul, Rogerminge, satman256, therobbos, westy-man.


Thirteen users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 36 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: AliOnHols, archchancellor, axemfoxem, baxterap, Brian-Air, dartmoorwanderer, delbell, DennisN, disco1974, drummer, falkirk81, Faucet, Feek, greygoose, hjohan13, howard1, inthe128, it090x, JaTe, karlnewsome, khunter2, MaFt, maxdot, milysev, Oldboy, prv, RichardM, rossh51, ScottMoffatt, spoon246, Steelbreese, sturmey, Sunset, UsuallyLost, VictorG, xaravien.

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 09 @ 09:27:00 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.042 - 08 Apr 2015

This sees 143 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 Apr 15.

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 08 @ 17:53:34 EDT

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News: Possible Jail For Dubai Men Who Insulted Speed Cameras

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Dubai Police have said that they have captured three drivers on speed camera "flashing their middle finger". All three have been arrested.

It's unclear as to whether the men expected to get away with it - they were speeding past the cameras, registration numbers on view. It can perhaps be assumed, they had the intention of getting caught.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, April 08 @ 11:08:53 EDT

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News: Mystery Rise in Drivers Being Caught on Camera

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There has been a huge rise in drivers caught on two of Nottingham's average speed cameras.

On one road, the A610, 1,980 motorists were caught exceeding the 30mph limit during 2014 compared to just 663 in the previous year.

The other road, the A453, saw 8,496 drivers ticketed, up from 1,449, but they were only installed in May 2013 and were not enforced until October.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, April 06 @ 12:50:45 EDT

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