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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 38 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.075) congratulations are due for the following 8 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

adrianmparry, Bedsgooner, ej02, JPV, jrmalcolmson, lafontla1, Monkey0Magic, Queloyou.


Nine users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 21 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: casper256, Cotnam, dartmoorwanderer, DennisN, DJ1, gdavison, greeningr, Hodenwaffe, ictman, inthe128, marksfish, mhvideos, Pipeliner, prv, RedFive1, Sallet, spoon246, topref, tysis11, weemonkey, 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, July 30 @ 07:39:49 EDT

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News: German car manufacturers close to buying Nokia's HERE

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A number of sources are reporting that a trio of german car manufactures are close to completing a deal to acquire Nokia's HERE mapping service.

Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz are said to be behind the purchase with a rumoured sale price of €2.5 billion. That would make a loss of over €5.5 billion on the price Nokia paid when they bought the mapping company Navteq in 2007.

Nokia's fortunes have taken a tumble in recent years, Nokia have explained the sale by stating they wish to focus on their infrastructure business which has also had a turbulent time in recent years.

The news is likely to cause some concern to TomTom who are hoping increased sales to automotive manufacturers with factory fit solutions employing TomTom maps and software will compensate for declining sales in PNDs. Garmin also have always used Navteq/Nokia map data in their devices, how they view the sale of their chosen map data company remains to be seen.

Source: Nokia.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, July 30 @ 05:35:32 EDT

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News: Next two Galileo satellites arrive in French Guiana

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The ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have arrived at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

Scheduled for launch in September, the two satellites travelled by air across the Atlantic in climate controlled containers following the completion of readiness testing at OHB in Bremen, Germany.

The satellites have now been transferred to the Spaceport and unloaded in a clean room to begin preparation for their launch. They will become No's 5 and 6 of the Full Operational Capability versions with two more in testing at Bremen.

Fourteen more are being constructed with the navigation payload coming from Surrey Satellite Technology in Guildford, UK.

Source: ESA.int

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, July 30 @ 05:12:03 EDT

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News: China launches two more BeiDou satellites

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China launched a further two BeiDou satellites atop its long March 3B rocket yesterday.

BeiDou (also known as COMPASS) is China's own global navigation system and is currently under construction. Ultimately there will be a constellation of 35 satellites in orbit but the system began operations with a limited regional coverage in 2011. The 17 satellites already in orbit offer a service to users in the Asia-Pacific region with global coverage expected towards 2020.

BeiDou has two levels of service, a restricted military service with accuracy of 10 cm, and a public service with 10 meter accuracy. There are already GPS receivers available with multiple support for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou support.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, July 30 @ 04:58:04 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.075 - 29 Jul 2015

This sees 84 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 30 Jul 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, July 29 @ 13:19:04 EDT

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News: A9 Average Speed Cameras Attributed To Casualty Reduction

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The controversial average speed cameras on the A9 in Scotland have reduced injuries by more than half according to Transport Scotland’s A9 Safety Group.

However, the number of deaths has remained similar to previous years. Four people lost their lives in 3 separate accidents on the A9 since October 2014 when the cameras were installed, but police say that overtaking or speeding is not necessarily a reason for the fatalities.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, July 28 @ 08:17:24 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 36 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.074) congratulations are due for the following 12 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

alositha, andypot, Barroud, bobbymoore442, camaltby, DigDug, fatsi, JPV, martin_w, presario2005, shepheap, vicz.


Eight users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 16 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: bomber12, cocacola186, DavidIr, DJ1, EMCOR, JockTamsonsBairn, John1411, Llan, MaFt, mcoulson, Oldboy, prv, RPB, Siggy101, singlea, spudman72.

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 23 @ 12:34:41 EDT

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News: French Tobacconists Disable Speed Cameras

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France’s tobacconists are covering speed cameras with bin liners in protest at plans to enforce the sale of cigarettes in plain packets.

Last year's European Union law ordered that health warnings cover 65% of the front and back of cigarette packs with 50% of the sides - though member states are allowed to force completely plain packaging when "justified on grounds of public health".

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, July 23 @ 08:31:48 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.074 - 22 Jul 2015

This 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 23 Jul 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, July 22 @ 19:07:06 EDT

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News: Average Speed Cameras Add Insult To Injury

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Following a freedom of information request by the BBC, it has been revealed that 100's of hours are "wasted" by Ambulance Trusts who find they have to appeal speeding tickets.

Almost 25,000 tickets were issued to ambulances responding to 999 calls between 2009 and 2014, but only 400 were upheld.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, July 22 @ 08:03:34 EDT

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News: Roll-Out Of Average Speed Cameras On Three Motorways

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The Scottish Roads Partnership will be begin turning on speed cameras on three separate motorways from next week.

The average speed cameras will be rolled out on the M8, M74 and M73. The first goes live between junction three, Carmyle, and junction six, Hamilton on Monday.

The roadworks projects covered by the cameras, which spans two years, is set to cost half a billion pounds.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, July 17 @ 07:31:47 EDT

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News: 20 years of GPS Service marked by launch of latest Satellite

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The GPS satellite network saw its first launch in February 1978. Following a somewhat lengthy test and deployment phase it was declared operational on the 17th July 1995, 20 years ago. The initial satellites were designated GPS Block I. Over the years these have been upgraded and the latest satellite to be launched on Wednesday 15th July 2015 is designated GPS IIF-10, the tenth in the Block IIF range.

The launch took place at 11:56pm EDT launching into blue skies with scattered clouds the Atlas V performed flawlessly depositing the GPS satellite into the preplanned orbit. The GPS satellite will now undergo a series of tests before being commissioned and integrated into the operational NAVSTAR GPS constellation.

Launch videos follow:

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, July 16 @ 13:22:02 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 24 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (13.073) congratulations are due for the following 5 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

alositha, Barroud, JPV, robertgoodhart, simonk1969.


Eight users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 11 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: beashley, BMW330, DennisN, EMCOR, hudsonl, inthe128, misterb206, newtomoneowner, n_golding, sdm197, stehanson.

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 16 @ 06:43:33 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 13.073 - 15 Jul 2015

This sees 83 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 Jul 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, July 15 @ 02:55:50 EDT

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News: Satnav Blamed For Life Threatening Crash

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A driver has been jailed after causing life-threatening injuries to Joab Froggatt, 22 following a head-on collision on January 4 on the A4042 in Abergavenny, Wales.

Following his reckless action of fiddling with a satnav whilst travelling between 25mph and 30mph in the wrong lane, Andrei Trip, 25 was imprisoned for 16 months for dangerous driving.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, July 13 @ 08:18:10 EDT

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