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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 35 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.105) congratulations are due for the following 16 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, adrianmparry, alfoudam2, alositha, CAA_1004045216, can40swuk, chriskeens, dafflad, elipsue, James503, khawkey, madhatter, PGA_UK, redsquirrel, speninem, willyone.


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 15 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Alz, bmuskett, chrisdhall, dorsetwurzel, gilessmith, Harrow, INPS_Mike, jezbod, mikek7, Rick-uk, Sammy2710, spetrie, spoon246, tigger955, Triman220.

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, October 30 @ 17:35:43 EDT

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News: GPS IIF-8 Thunders into orbit

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Yesterday saw the successful launch of the eight GPS-IIF satellite from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force station in Florida. Installed on top of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket the GPS IIF-8 satellite was lofted into orbit at 1:21pm local time. With a faultless flight plan the new GPS satellite will now be positioned in the GPS constellation. After a period of on-orbit testing the latest component of the USAF NAVSTAR navigation system will be transitioned to operational status replacing one of the ageing GPS Block IIA satellites.

An edited launch report from our colleague Ben Evans at AmericaSpace.com follows. The full article can be viewed here.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, October 30 @ 08:51:09 EDT

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News: TomTom adds weather data in route calculations

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TomTom announced on Wednesday that they will be adding weather data to the route information provided via Tom-tom Traffic.

Now, not only will you get warnings of traffic jams on your route but also information about traffic issues caused by adverse weather.

TomTom claim they are the first company to use real-time weather data when calculating routes and ETAs.

Source: tomtom.com/traffic

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 30 @ 07:31:41 EDT

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News: Join in The Big Poppy Run

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Royal Marine Veteran Ben McBean was badly injured in a landmine blast whilst serving in Afghanistan and wasn't expected to survive.

Now he's on a mission to raise funds for the Royal British Legion who supported him throughout his long recovery. To that end he has completed a 31-mile run through London following the streets to create an outline of the poppy.

Now you can don your trainers and support him by running or walking some of the streets within the outline of the poppy to complete the picture. You can also donate by texting POPP58 5 to 70070 or by visiting the The Big Poppy Run

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 30 @ 07:13:33 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.105 - 29 Oct 2014

This release sees 71 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 Oct 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, October 29 @ 20:12:03 EDT

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News: Driver Caught At 132mph On A9

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A driver was caught by doing 132mph on a 60mph section of Scotland's A9 near Carrbridge at Lynphail by a police patrol with a mobile speed camera.

Coincidentally, today is the day the controversial A9 average speed cameras are switched on.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, October 28 @ 13:33:07 EDT

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News: Speeding Driver Gets Caught 13 Times In One Month

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13,000 speeding motorists have been caught by average speed cameras in two years on a stretch of roadworks on the A23 in Sussex - one of the county's busiest roads.

But one hapless company car driver was caught thirteen times in just one month. It is assumed that he lost his license as a result.

The same company car was also recorded speeding on a further two occasions when one of his colleagues was driving.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, October 27 @ 08:10:32 EDT

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News: MP Calls For Halt to A9 Average Speed Cameras

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The controversial A9 average speed cameras are due to be activated on the morning of 28th October, but Liberal Democrat minister and Highland MP Danny Alexander has asked the Scottish transport minister Keith Brown to have a last minute rethink before switching them back on.

Alexander has always opposed the initiative. He believes that the cameras will lead to driver frustration, in turn leading to more accidents.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, October 24 @ 07:46:59 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 34 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.104) congratulations are due for the following 11 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

adh46, alositha, JohnA51, kenneth1980, m0nbr, notared, PGA_UK, southfield69, speninem, trotor, xfileswilly.


Three users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 20 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Alz, cdcorbett, dafflad, DennisN, Floyd_uk, gilessmith, Harrow, Hodenwaffe, keithjeffrey, marmitebcfc, RogerTil, s3dbw, Sammy2710, sjf, smithrc, spoon246, spsduncan, TheGeneral365, Triman220, 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, October 23 @ 10:26:19 EDT

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News: Future Galileo launches suspended until 2015

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The ESA and the European Commission have decided to postpone the planned December launch of two more Galileo satellites. This decision has been made despite the findings of an enquiry that the August failure was caused by an easily correctable design flaw due to continuing concerns about the Soyuz launch vehicle.

As we have previously reported, the two satellites needed up in a bad orbit as a result of a frozen fuel pipe responsible for the delivery of hydrazine to thrusters necessary to align the Fregat upper stage ready for correct orbital injection.

Both satellites also suffered issues with solar panel deployment. Whilst these issues may have been caused by the incorrect orbit, investigations are continuing to confirm the cause.

Meanwhile work continues to protect the two satellites that are now in an incorrect orbit. A series of manoeuvres is planned for Oct/Nov to to raise the perigee of their orbit and remove them from the Van Allen radiation belt. Unfortunately there is insufficient full on board for the satellites to be moved into the correct orbits.

Source: Arianespace.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 23 @ 06:58:06 EDT

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News: Android Wear Update Suggests GPS Will Feature In New Models

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The latest update for Android Wear (4.4W2) has been launched and with it comes the hint of future GPS functionality.

Although the GPS features don't work, because none of the current crop of watches contain a GPS receiver, the software clearly points to GPS being a feature of future designs.

Whilst GPS is something that consumers have been asking for, allowing it to offer more in a standalone mode, the concern that immediately springs to mind is how this would impact on battery life. The Android watches don't have stellar performance in this area as it is, requiring a daily charge to keep them going. Adding GPS is sure to impact battery life even more.

Still it's a positive move even if it does mean you should hold off on that Moto360 or LG G Watch R purchase for a while longer to see what else is coming!

Source: Android Wear

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 23 @ 06:45:42 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.104 - 22 Oct 2014

This release sees 80 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 Oct 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is currently 12.091 (03 Sep 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, October 22 @ 19:07:18 EDT

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News: A9 Average Speed Camera Rolling Blockade Scrapped

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Back in June, we reported that "Lorry Drivers Threaten To Bring Scotland To A Standstill".

Lorry driver Conor McKenna intended to arrange convoys in an attempt to demonstrate what he thought might happen when the A9 average speed cameras are switched on, i.e. slowing the overall flow of traffic down between the cameras.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, October 21 @ 09:10:24 EDT

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News: Speed Cameras Take Their Revenge On Jeremy Clarkson

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TV's Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson once argued that speed cameras were not a stealth tax due to the low revenue they earned the country.

He suggested that just one individual, namely Simon Cowell, pays more revenue to the country's coffers than all its speed cameras put together.

That said, Clarkson still intensely dislikes speed cameras and makes no secret of it.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, October 18 @ 08:01:20 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 27 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.103) congratulations are due for the following 10 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, alositha, brianheslop, dj_rog, gazza_407, m0nbr, slider101, trotor, XativaDavid, xfileswilly.


Three users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 14 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: CAA_0528205956, cdcorbett, gazza1, gcranston, inthe128, marmitebcfc, PHILIP2908, Rick-uk, rory1968, Schnitzergs, spoon246, Steelbreese, summer68, TieJustice.

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, October 16 @ 10:46:07 EDT

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