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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 21 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.074) congratulations are due for the following 4 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAA_0603055155, CAA_1201135200, dimoe, motorman.


Two users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 15 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: archie10, Daggers, DennisN, dine, DJ1, johalareewi, Kayf, legalspeed, MaFt, Mawgan358, MrSoapsud, s3dbw, spoon246, summer68, TuppyTrucker.

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, July 24 @ 10:02:14 EDT

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News: Speed Camera Arsonist Get 2 Year Sentence

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A motorist has been jailed for two years for setting fire to a speed camera near the village of Netwon-on-Trent in Lincolnshire. He caused Ł24,000 of damage.

Security worker Adrian Smith, 46, burnt tyres that he placed at the base of the camera in an attempt to destroy it.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, July 24 @ 07:48:59 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.074 - 23 Jul 2014

This release sees 57 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 24 Jul 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is currently 12.072 (09 Jul 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, July 23 @ 14:53:15 EDT

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News: Adelaide Man Goes On Speed Camera Wrecking Spree

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Aaron Goods, 24, has admitted nine instances of damaging fixed speed cameras lenses across Adelaide, Australia last November and December.

Despite these admissions, he claims little knowledge of damaging a further thirteen - he has simply told Adelaide Magistrates Court that he can't remember.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, July 21 @ 08:35:28 EDT

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News: Managed Motorways catch thousands of speeders

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Managed Motorways with variable speed limits have been in action in the UK for some time now. Starting with the M25 around the M4 intersection the overhead gantries sprung up sporting speed cameras. The variable speed limits were designed to slow traffic and help control the traffic flow. Initially the speed cameras were only active when there was a speed limit in force.

Now as the managed motorways have evolved into Smart Motorways we are seeing new styles of camera being installed, some sections are controlled by the average speed cameras, others by the newer HADECS, and the traditional gantry cameras still remain. Not only are there more and differing types of camera but some are also active at all times and not just when there is a speed restriction in place.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Friday, July 18 @ 07:54:49 EDT

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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 28 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.073) congratulations are due for the following 8 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

brum1969, CAA_1201135200, CaptainBlue, drumhero, lagerpe, rwgreg, subvertbeats, whiteshark.


Five users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 14 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Alfygiz, bugsy44, CA_0313202951, CAA_0528205956, cdcorbett, legalspeed, marmitebcfc, RSJONES, snifflebag, spoon246, TieJustice, TuppyTrucker, UsuallyLost, wombleuk.

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, July 17 @ 12:19:09 EDT

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News: Navigation at Farnborough Air Show 2014

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This year’s Farnborough International Airshow featured lots of flying hardware and was declared a success on the first day with aircraft orders totalling $33 billion and a further $8 billion committed for engines. It goes without saying that the aircraft displays were quite spectacular with passenger aircraft acting like nimble fighter jets, and the fighter jets themselves roaring around the skies with afterburners ablaze.

Aside from the magnificent flying machines there was a section of the exhibition halls dedicated to space called the Space Zone. If you get a chance to visit it during the public days it is well worth a visit. In particular, from a navigation perspective, ESA are there with a Galileo display, Roscosmos were also there with the new GLONASS-K satellite, and not forgetting Surrey Satellite Technology who built the Galileo test satellites. Apart from that anyone interested in space will find a wealth of information on both the rockets, spacecraft, and operators from the Eastern Atlantic region (Europe and Russia).

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, July 17 @ 10:50:23 EDT

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News: Red Light Cameras coming near Disney, Florida

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Oceola county in Florida, a popular holiday destination for Brits, sees its first Red Light Camera activated this week according to WFTV 9. This will soon be followed by nine others in the next two months. There are already Red Light cameras in the city of Kissimmee, Osceloa, but these new cameras are in the un-incorporated areas of the county. The cameras look very different to the ones that are common in the UK, but all locations will have a “Photo Enforced” warning sign just before the junction.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, July 17 @ 10:00:49 EDT

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News: NASA technology to aid in landing aircraft

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We all know about the NASA Space program putting astronauts into space and flying missions to distant planets. Less is known about the advantages the space program development has on ordinary day to day life. Often the US government is criticised for the amount of money spent on R&D and space exploration, but this is a very much misunderstood investment.

The latest technology to be released from the NASA R&D boffins is TSS Tools (Terminal Sequencing and Spacing), a software suite to assist in the next generation of air traffic management. The concept of the TSS tools is to radically upgrade the Air Traffic Management system to improve the approach and spacing of aircraft into airports enabling more aircraft to spend less time in the air. This would not only cut travel times for the flyer, but also help in conserving fuel and thus reduce carbon emissions.

TSS Tools has now been handed over to the FAA (at no charge) and is expected to be implemented over the next 5 years with the initial operations starting in 2018. For more information about NASA’s involvement in Next Generation air traffic management click here

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, July 17 @ 08:08:24 EDT

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News: Only One In Five Speed Cameras Working In Scotland

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Just one in five of the 169 fixed speed cameras across Scotland were operating for a full week in June according to figures released under a freedom of information request.

This is a significant reduction from one in three cameras that were working back in 2011.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, July 17 @ 07:57:41 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.073 - 16 Jul 2014

This release sees 47 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 17 Jul 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is currently 12.072 (09 Jul 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, July 16 @ 11:54:01 EDT

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News: Biker Caught by Combination of Speed and CCTV Cameras

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A speed camera snapped a biker at 92mph in a 30mph zone in the small village of Seghill, Northumberland, but could not identify the offender. Because it was a front facing camera, it failed to capture the biker's number plate which was at the back of the bike.

Michael Arthur Lambert, 32, from Wallsend, North Tyneside was eventually identified by motor patrols officers. They scanned CCTV pictures from around the area until they found one that showed a clear picture of his registration plate.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, July 15 @ 13:44:39 EDT

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News: Mystery of M4 Speed Cameras Revealed

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The mystery speed cameras that appeared on road sign gantries on the M4 motorway at Port Talbot last week have now been removed. It turns out that they were only installed for a short test period.

A Welsh Government spokeswoman revealed that "Average speed cameras are being installed on the 50mph section of the M4 between junction 39 and 41 to replace the current fixed speed camera and spot checks by the police. Cameras were installed for testing, but have now been removed."

The cameras were not enforcing speed limits during the trial, but should eventually be fully installed and in use by the end of the summer.

This news follows on from the decision to close the M4's westbound junction 41 slip road for a six month trial.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, July 11 @ 07:35:05 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 21 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.072) congratulations are due for the following 3 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

archie, DarkSlayer, lagerpe.


Five users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 13 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Alfygiz, anclidan, DavidIr, dorsetwurzel, falkirk81, hudsonl, keystrokes, marmitebcfc, MDRedwood, mfuller, nickieshill, spoon246, TuppyTrucker.

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, July 10 @ 07:02:59 EDT

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News: Garmin faces stiff competition

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Shares in Garmin fell 6% on Wednesday after analysts, who believe Garmin is overvalued, downgraded the stock.

Garmin faces stiff competition in the GPS market with smartphones the root of the trouble. Sales of portable GPS navigation devices have fallen drastically as more and more customers choose navigation apps instead.

Whilst Garmin have traditionally done well in the health and fitness market, they face increasing competition from other manufacturers. Apple's rumoured iWatch is likely to place additional pressure on this market and reduce Garmin's bottom line further.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, July 10 @ 05:24:51 EDT

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