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With over 500,000 registered users, we have one of the busiest satnav forums.

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We also produce the PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database, a speed camera warning service compatible with a huge range of devices:

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It is the most comprehensive database of its kind and now covers 90 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 sales pitch 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.

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News: New York Gets Huge Increase In Speed Cameras

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Following a new bill, New York is set to increase the amount of speed cameras in their school zones - a school zone is defined as: "a radial distance not to exceed one thousand three hundred twenty feet from a school building, entrance or exit."

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, March 24 @ 08:41:52 EDT

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News: TomTom Repositions As Autonomous Navigation Biz

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TomTom shareholders have approved the sale of TomTom Telematics to Bridgestone Europe. The sale was announced in January and this paves the way for TomTom to concentrate on core strengths.

The sale raised 790m with the majority being distributed amongst shareholders. The remainder will be reinvested in the company. The sale agreement comes as TomTom repositions to focus on autonomous navigation using its map data, navigation software and real-time traffic info services.

In the same week it was announced that international PR firm Lewis has has been appointed to handle communications for TomTom in the UK and The Netherlands with a remit to help position them as the leader in autonomous car navigation systems.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, March 22 @ 03:32:32 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 67 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (17.033) congratulations are due for the following 16 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

AaronPaterson, aj_irishman, CAA_0119210500, CAA_0928174033, ComradeHaz, Denzil54, elyobelyob, garlach, Gimbo, hypnosis, ikeric, lafontla1, philipbalkeen, phmode, Thermio, tom6450


Nineteen users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 32 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: AlanK, AliOnHols, Andy-G, AP2635, atlaz, bazzix, broadcast_techie, bw2020, Chris444, Clive, dave030445, dorsetbred, Feek, Gardela, Harrow, jdgwinnell, johalareewi, joneri, lyndhurst25, MaFt, marksfish, nicksmithassociates, OldDogUK, PHILIP2908, phrogge, Quinny1, Richard_m_w, senorbarry, snoopers5, Sqydo, ultimate, waydave.

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, March 21 @ 13:21:33 EDT

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

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Version 17.033 - 20 Mar 2019

This release sees 145 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 Mar 19.

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, March 20 @ 16:05:28 EDT

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News: 30mph Camera Holds Record For Catching Most Speeding Drivers

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A single speed camera is responsible for capturing more than 300 speeding drivers per week - it holds the record for the country.

The fixed camera has been triggered 51,049 times over three years whilst monitoring a 30mph limit on the A3024 Maybray King Way in Southampton.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, March 17 @ 08:25:00 EDT

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News: The Threats Against GPS - A Risk Assessment

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For those of you with an interest in the more technical aspects of GPS this article provides an in-depth walk through the subject of risks that affect GIS services.

We've all read articles predicting trouble ahead for GPS, direct threats from foreign states, vulnerabilities of the technology and banking systems reliant on GPS timing etc etc, indeed we've authored a few on the subject of GPS Jamming and the GPS Y2K bug amongst others.

But this article, written by former U.S. Air Force weapons officers, provides clarity on the actual situation and analyses each specific issue in depth. As ever the truth is in the detail and the good news is the issues may not be as catastrophic as portrayed and much can be done to protect systems.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, March 15 @ 04:34:07 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 61 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (17.032) congratulations are due for the following 13 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

b33jay, CAS_0128221327, einstein-a-go-go, fellstone, GIG, goodmasp, grstools, lynx1153, petevick, Sibyl, swatson9, uk5am, wyllie240371


Sixteen users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 32 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: AliOnHols, andybryant, bazil-brush, bigcache, bloby, CAA_0108210938, Chrismate, DavidIr, DennisN, dorsetbred, GingerNut, JMGiles, johnjh, JPV, legalspeed, macacan, MaFt, marksfish, martin9643, matty_b_16, misterb206, nickeady, Quinny1, Rick-uk, smokeyjones, snoopers5, SteveJay, Stuart-S, Tangsoodogb, tonik, TuppyTrucker, vrubin.

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, March 14 @ 11:55:49 EDT

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

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Version 17.032 - 13 Mar 2019

This release sees 109 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 14 Mar 19.

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, March 13 @ 14:17:37 EDT

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News: Bedfordshire To Get More Average Speed Cameras

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More speed cameras are due to be activated in Bedfordshire.

Seven average speed cameras will be installed in locations across the county. Speeding motorists will be targeted in Bromham, Clapham, Colmworth, Elstow, Willington, Kempston and Bedford.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, March 10 @ 07:54:01 EDT

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News: Engineers Propose Budget UK GPS System

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With our exit from the EU and the loss of access to the more accurate and encrypted military grade signal features of Galileo calls have verb made for the UK to develop our own satellite network. But with costs estimated at more than 9bn it's unlikely to ever be feasible.

Now engineers have proposed a cheaper alternative that would cost a fraction of that at around 300m whilst still meeting our requirements for defence and emergency services.

The proposal involves launching three satellites which would be deployed to augment the basic Galileo signal which we will still have access to. This Satellite-based Augmentation System (SBAS) would provide 5cm positional accuracy with global coverage except for the polar regions.

Source: the engineer.co.uk

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, March 08 @ 04:14:53 EST

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News: Another GPS Y2K Problem Is Imminent

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Make a note of April 6th in your diary, on that date it's feared that many older GPS systems may stop working as yet another hard-coded date bug is triggered. The first such issue affecting GPS occurred on Aug 21, 1999.

Like the Y2K bug that caused a great deal of worry (but thankfully few issues), this one is caused by the exact same issue, a hard-coded 10-digit timestamp that will rollover on April 6th. When that happens, some older systems may be unable to calculate a positional fix.

The problem, like all these data bug problems, originates in the way that devices calculate time. Starting with the date of January 6, 1980, GPS devices count weeks using a 10-bit number field hard-coded into the software. With two to the tenth power being 1,024, that means that GPS devices with a 10-bit number field can count up to 19.7 years which was Aug 21, 1999 when calculated from January 1980. On that date, most GPS devices started counting from zero again without issue but some didn't. Now another 19.7 years has passed and the issue rears its head one again.

It should only affect old devices, certainly those manufactured since 2010 have used a system that won't roll over for more than 157 years, but if you have and still use an older GPS and it stops working this is why.

The U.S. Naval Observatory released a FAQ to forewarn of this issue in 2017 which is available here.

Source: gps.gov

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, March 08 @ 03:52:48 EST

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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 40 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (17.031) congratulations are due for the following 14 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

Andrew999, CAS_1023232820, chriskeens, GIG, Jaying, jethroharris, lafontla1, leeson, mateybass, munkycheeks, Redmikasa, Spikeyman, teyene, txtran


Ten users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 16 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: bloby, CA_0722001856, CAA_0108210938, clockity, DennisN, disco1974, dorsetbred, grayfor, johalareewi, MaFt, Marinemw, marksfish, nicksmithassociates, Quinny1, snoopers5, stuart.

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, March 07 @ 14:11:09 EST

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

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Version 17.031 - 06 Mar 2019

This release sees 88 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 07 Mar 19.

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, March 06 @ 14:25:34 EST

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News: Intelligent Speed Assist Tech May Become Mandatory

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Sitting among a range of new safety features due for all new cars, mandatory speed limiters were included in a proposal from the European Transport Safety Council, and this has recently been approved by a group of key MEPs.

It has long been recognised that speed, or more accurately, inappropriate speed, is one of the three main contributing factors to road deaths. Now the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is advocating for the inclusion of mandatory speed limiters, known as Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) devices, in all new cars.

Source: etc.eu

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, March 01 @ 04:01:22 EST

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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 (17.024) congratulations are due for the following 5 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

Andrew999, CAA_0105132649, fatsi, gaddersupagumtree, MarysBrian


Nine users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 13 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: awayday, CAA_0108210938, delboyuk1984, dorsetbred, dorsetwurzel, freedy50, MaFt, nrestell, Quinny1, RedFive1, Sallet, snoopers5, superref_63.

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, February 28 @ 09:34:18 EST

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