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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.

News: Over Half Of Extreme Speeders Dodge Camera Fines

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Over half of the highest speeders in Scotland that were recorded on fixed and mobile speed cameras have evaded prosecution.

Eleven out of twenty drivers managed to escape fines or bans despite exceeding speeds of over 112mph, with three caught at over 120mph.

Police said that one problem was that cameras were sometimes unable to produce evidence as a result of obscured or missing registration plates.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, May 29 @ 07:19:00 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 29 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.054) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

abdull, bobelog, CAA_0101201712, CAA_0816130706, redroseinexile, Techieboy.


Five users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 18 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: adamwolfe, alanji, CA_1006074649, Feek, fzrman, gareth71, gille, hudsonl, JWR88, mars.1, mike37, paulsmithy, RB, rodcurrie, Sallet, spoon246, taid, 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, May 28 @ 12:29:03 EDT

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News: SpaceX now eligible to compete for GPS launches

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The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX has received U.S. Air Force certification which means it can now compete for the launch of U.S. national security satellites including GPS.

This certification will bring an end to the monopoly that the United Launch Alliance has so far enjoyed for military launches and it is hoped the competition will drive down launch costs and reduce the bill to U.S. tax payers.

United Launch Alliance was formed by the merger of Lockheed and Boeing's rocket divisions and its Atlas 5 rockets have been responsible for the launch of GPS satellites for the past decade.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 has the capacity to launch GPS satellites and their Falcon Heavy, which will be subject to independent certification, will allow SpaceX to compete for the launch of the heaviest military satellites.

Source: www.af.mil

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, May 28 @ 05:59:16 EDT

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News: Android Auto features in 2015 Hyundai

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Android Auto, Google's automotive dashboard software, is now available on the US 2015 Hyundai Sonata model range, marking its first appearance in a production vehicle.

Unveiled a year ago, Android Auto allows a USB connected Android phone (Android 5.0 Lollipop or later) to display compatible apps on the in-dash display where they will be fully integrated with the cars audio and hardware controls.

Android Auto, and Apple's version, CarPlay, should be the answer that we've all been waiting for as they allow you to use your choice of satnav app with all the benefits of a factory fit system such as large display, steering wheel or console mounted controls and improved audio.

Perhaps the biggest concern was having vehicles tied to either Google or Apple, but Hyundai have answered this by making both available so buyers can choose. Better still, existing Sonata owners cane receive a software upgrade to add Android Auto, although this will necessitate a trip to the dealer.

Source: www.android.com/auto

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, May 28 @ 04:42:07 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.054 - 27 May 2015

This sees 45 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 28 May 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, May 27 @ 18:10:18 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 30 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.053) congratulations are due for the following 10 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

adeking, Bedsgooner, BICKROD, can40swuk, Helipaddy, littleolly, martinelmes, satman256, stamford, suntiger1965.


Eight users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 12 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: ac0311, blackbeamer, CAS_0123084931, DennisN, Feek, Funks, hudsonl, Jellyroll, Lotus26r, ppenman, Quinny1, Roycave.

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, May 21 @ 16:13:08 EDT

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News: 10 Million To Be Spent On Digital Upgrade

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Kent and Medway's speed cameras are to be upgraded - digital technology will replace the old "wet film" cameras.

A budget of 10 million, funded by grants (which include government grants), will be set aside for the operation. The Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership (KMSCP) has put the project out to tender.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, May 21 @ 07:39:48 EDT

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News: European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015

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The 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) has launched. The competition awards the best ideas for innovative satellite navigation applications and is open to companies, entrepreneurs, research institutes, universities, and individuals.

The UK regional winner will receive a 5,000 cash prize plus a package that includes business support, consultancy, intellectual property advice, introductions to partners and a PR campaign. The overall European winners will received an additional 20,000 cash prize.

The competition is now open for submissions, if you want to find out more, visit the source links below.

Source: ukesnc.com and esnc.eu

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, May 21 @ 05:13:48 EDT

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News: Apple renews maps deal with TomTom

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TomTom has announced that its agreement with Apple for the supply of map data and related information has been renewed.

Apple chose TomTom to replace Google and supply map data back in 2012 and it has been working hard to improve the service with acquisitions of companies that can aid this such as Coherent Navigation, revealed earlier this week.

Whilst TomTom's announcement gives zero detail, according to Reuters analysts said the deal is likely to be skewed in Apple's favour as the prestige of working with Apple will benefit TomTom.

That may well be true as TomTom shares jumped 7 percent following the announcement.

Source: TomTom.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, May 21 @ 04:44:07 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.053 - 20 May 2015

This sees 51 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 21 May 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, May 20 @ 13:31:30 EDT

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News: Speed Camera Timing Error Causes 70,000 Loss

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A simple mistake in the timing mechanism of a New Zealand "state-of-the-art" speed camera has meant that NZ$150,000 (over 70,000) in speeding fines have had to be cancelled.

In order for a speed camera to legally issue fines, it has to be accurate. However it was found that the although the Ngauranga Gorge camera had updated itself when daylight saving hours ended on April 5th, the following day it reverted back to the original time.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, May 20 @ 13:13:48 EDT

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News: Apple acquires Coherent Navigation Inc

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Apple has acquired GPS company Coherent Navigation Inc, a company based in San Mateo, California, and only a stones throw from Silicon Valley and Apple HQ.

Coherent Navigation was founded in 2008 by William Bencze and Brent Ledvina and focussed on a high accuracy GPS solution called iGPS.

iGPS is a system that combines data from traditional GPS networks and from Iridium's voice and data satellite network. The system provides higher accuracy positioning together with improved resistance to jamming. The system is claimed to offer sub centimeter accuracy.

With Apple flush with cash and working hard to improve its mapping apps and services this acquisition it seems likely that they have bought the company to bolster those efforts.

Coherent Navigation's website has now been taken off-line and name servers for their domain now point to apple.com.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Sunday, May 17 @ 13:39:04 EDT

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News: Just 15 Roadworks Cameras Catch 80,000 Drivers

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Just fifteen major road and motorway speed camera zones have managed to catch almost 80,000 drivers - raising close to 5 million in fines.

The 15 reported temporary average speed cameras covered a variety of roadworks across England.

Although 80,000 is only a small fraction of the overall amount of motorists who travelled through these roadworks, it still represents a significant amount of people that either ignore the speed limit, lose concentration or are ignorant of how these cameras work.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, May 17 @ 09:05:09 EDT

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News: Google temporarily suspends Map Maker

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Google has suspended its Map Maker map editing service following a series of abuses.

Several edits, including an Android mascot that was shown urinating on an Apple logo, have forced the company to withdraw the service whilst they consider how better to protect the service from abuse whilst still allowing users to submit corrections and make edits.

Until the suspension Map Maker relied on trusted reviewers and users to moderate edits and reports but the system has proved inadequate in preventing hacks and prank edits.

Source: Google.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, May 14 @ 05:28:54 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 23 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.052) congratulations are due for the following 7 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

Brains2208, CAS_1023232820, docdyson, IanGwynne, petrolhead276, stevez1964, V7Tee.


Two users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 14 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: dartmoorwanderer, disco_driver, Funks, hudsonl, inthe128, magentius, Mojo_man, newbieuser, nickieshill, Quinny1, superref_63, TuppyTrucker, WildRover, 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 Wednesday, May 13 @ 18:42:50 EDT

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