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News: Blame It On The Sunshine

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A speed camera has been reportedly flashing away at drivers who were not in fact breaking the speed limit.

The camera, on the A33 Redbridge Road in Southampton, worried many law-abiding motorists as it was supposedly activated by every vehicle that passed it.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, June 26 @ 07:41:24 EDT

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News: SnapChat's New Location Feature Causes Concern For Parents

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Snapchat, a social media / messaging app, has added a new location feature that is causing some concern with it's accuracy levels. The new 'Snap Map' feature aims to show you where your friends are on Snapchat which, in itself, isn't a bad idea. Contrary to most scaremongering news posts, the feature is disabled by default and when you first launch the map (by 'pinching' your fingers on the photo screen) and activate it then you are put into Ghost Mode where no one can see you location. You then have the option of allowing all your friends or selecting specific friends who can see the location.

The issue myself, and others, have is the level of accuracy of your location that gets shared - we're talking down to a matter of meters - to the point that if you zoom in on the map you can see the building you were at. The good news is that it is not a live location tracker. Your location is shared when you first open the Snap Map - if the map stays open and you move then this is not updated. Also, when you come out of the map your location is not updated in the background.

A secondary issue is that the map also says how long ago the user was there - this may not be an issue if you actually know all your Snapchat friends but many younger users add people randomly. A 'friend' would be able to view the map and see that you were last located a minute ago so you must be nearby and therefore easy to find in real life.

Parents: it's time to do some parenting! Talk to your Snapchat-empowered kids about the feature and make sure they stay safe - even if that means disabling the app from having location access.

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Posted by maft on Friday, June 23 @ 09:51:09 EDT

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News: SSTL selected to build third batch of Galileo nav systems

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Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) will build a third batch of navigation platforms for the Galileo satnav system. A contract to build eight more satellites, worth Ä140m, was signed between the European Space Agency (ESA) and German-British consortium OHB-Systems AG and SSTL yesterday.

Fourteen of SSTLís Galileo FOC navigation payloads are currently operational in orbit, with a further eight payloads already delivered to OHB for integration and test,

Gary Lay, SSTLís Director of Navigation said "SSTL is delighted to have been selected to build the third batch of navigation payloads needed to complete the initial Galileo Constellation. I am confident that the OHB-SSTL solution offered the lowest risk and best value for money, and I believe that our selection as payload providers for the third time in succession demonstrates a high regard for our work."

SSTLís payload comprises different units including European sourced atomic clocks, navigation signal generators, high power travelling wave tube amplifiers and antennas. SSTLís payload proposal for Batch 3 is for a recurrent build of the existing payload, with an evolution of the atomic clocks to incorporate advances made under the European GNSS Evolution Programme.

Source: www.sstl.co.uk

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, June 23 @ 04:16:33 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 14 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (15.063) congratulations are due for the following 5 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

apveenstra, BCplaywrite, bobmurray52, martingps, stuartb


Two users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 7 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Allenmere, CAA_0528205956, greygoose, HenryNeedham, JPV, Ramoras, Tim182.

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, June 22 @ 11:27:18 EDT

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News: Virus Attacks Speed Cameras

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At least 55 speed cameras have been infected by a computer virus.

It took authorities in Victoria, Australia two weeks to find the fault after a maintenance worker mistakenly uploaded an infected file.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, June 22 @ 06:29:53 EDT

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

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Version 15.063 - 21 June 2017

This release sees 17 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 22 Jun 17.

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, June 21 @ 12:15:12 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 23 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (15.062) congratulations are due for the following 9 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

apveenstra, bobnuts1, chromakey, dave1124, m0nbr, Mawalt, nurseholliday, richardm1142, Yodude3


One users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 13 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Andy-G, CAA_0528205956, Daggers, dartmoorwanderer, dorsetbred, Feek, HairyDJ, Ispofe, Jellyroll, Lemec, OEN360, spoon246, topbanana4.

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, June 15 @ 18:32:19 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 15.062 - 14 June 2017

This release sees 35 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 15 Jun 17.

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, June 14 @ 18:26:21 EDT

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News: Driver Accused Of 4 Speeding Offences On Same Day

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A driver has been accused of four separate speeding offences in one day on the Orwell Bridge and A12 in Suffolk.

26-year-old April Scott of Stowmarket is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court on July 14.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, June 14 @ 08:29:42 EDT

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News: Plane Crash Blamed On SatNav

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A satnav error has been blamed for a pilot crashing his light aircraft.

The GPS guidance system reportedly sent him to a landing strip that didn't exist in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland.

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, June 12 @ 07:30:24 EDT

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News: Next Gen GLONASS Satellite to launch next year

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The first of a new generation of GLONASS satellites will be launched next year says the satellite manufacturer, Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems.

The next gen satellite will launch from the Plesetsk spaceport in North Russia. Called Glonass-K2, the new satellites are distinguished by improved accuracy and longer ten-year operational lifespans compared to seven years for the previous generation. And at 1,800kgs they are twice as heavy as the previous K1 series.

CEO of Russiaís Roscosmos corporation, Mikhail Khailov, also told a satellite navigation forum that the K2's will transmit a new CDMA encoded signal.

Source: tass.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Monday, June 12 @ 05:21:16 EDT

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News: Two more satellites added to Galileo's operational fleet

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Two of the four Galileo satellite launched last November have now been formally added to the network.

After a launch new satellites enter a lengthy period of testing and validation to confirm they are fully operational, their clocks are accurate and their navigation signals pass quality testing. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) has now announced the completion of the in-orbit testing (IOT).

As these two satellites have passed initial tests they are now available operational service. The two other satellites are expected to pass their testing soon.

Source: European GNSS Service Centre



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Posted by Darren Griffin on Monday, June 12 @ 04:59:21 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 25 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (15.061) congratulations are due for the following 7 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAA_0101235644, Doug123, Lough, Mawalt, nurseholliday, Pauby, sparkyjf


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 14 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Andy-G, CA_0410102401, DennisN, elliott6324, Granby64, krodgerson, Mearns, Motormouse, nunga, Quinny1, Rhubarbe, Robfnet, spoon246, vorley.

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, June 08 @ 14:35:39 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 15.061 - 07 June 2017

This release sees 42 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 08 Jun 17.

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, June 07 @ 11:50:27 EDT

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News: Two New Speed Camera Vans Deployed

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North Yorkshire Police have taken delivery of two new speed camera vans.

The vehicles will have camera access covering the front, rear and sides and are also fitted with automatic number place recognition (ANPR) technology.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, June 06 @ 08:58:07 EDT

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