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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 500,000 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 80 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: Satnav Handlebars Give Directions And Warn Of Theft

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French company Velco has launched a set of retro fit high-tech cycle handlebars for cyclists.

With integrated GPS, smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth and twin 224 lumen headlights, the device can provide route guidance with turns indicated by rider facing LEDs.

And integrated sensors can detect when the bike has been moved, alerting the owner via SMS. You can then track and locate it via an app.

The handlebars are powered by rechargeable tubular batteries which lock into the handlebar ends and the bars.

Source: velco.bike

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, June 15 @ 03:32:04 EDT

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News: Key Parts Of OS MasterMap Data To Be Made Freely Available

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It has been announced that key parts of Ordnance Survey’s (OS) highly detailed OS MasterMap are being made freely available under the Open Government Licence (OSL).

Data to be made available free of charge includes OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer, OS MasterMap Highways Network, OS MasterMap Water Network Layer and OS Detailed Path Network.

It's estimated that this will boost the UK economy by at least £130m each year, as innovative companies and startups gain access and start to use the data.

Previously a one-year contract covering Great Britain cost £4,581,000. Making OS MasterMap available in this way is intended to remove the barriers identified which affected start-ups and small businesses in particular.

Source: gov.uk


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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, June 15 @ 03:19:47 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 21 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.062) congratulations are due for the following 5 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

DEANO3528, nokia, pwhitegb, Skichel, teyene


Seven users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 9 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: AP2635, davidweeks, dorsetbred, Funks, Ispofe, MaFt, Oldboy, snoopers5, spoon246.

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 14 @ 09:01:23 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


NOTE: There will not be a database release on 20th June

Version 16.062 - 13 Jun 2018

This release sees 25 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 Jun 18.

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 13 @ 08:13:04 EDT

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News: 2nd Batch Of Speed Cameras Removed

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Temporary average speed cameras that recorded 1,300 speeding drivers have been removed from the A90 in Scotland.

The point-to-point cameras were in place for just short of a two year period and monitored a stretch of road between Balmedie and Blackdog in Aberdeenshire.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, June 10 @ 09:27:37 EDT

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News: Apple CarPlay Adds Third Party Navigation Apps - At Last

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Apple announced the forthcoming iOS 12 update at their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday.

Hidden amongst a long list of updates was news that CarPlay is to gain support for third party navigation apps at long last. Currently the only navigation app available is Apple's own Maps app.

Fans of Google's own Maps app and Waze will be pleased and it's hoped that TomTom will look to making their navigation apps available on CarPlay, we've reached out to them but not yet had confirmation on this.

The WWDC session covering CarPlay is available here

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, June 08 @ 03:58:09 EDT

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News: TomTom To Integrate What3Words System

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TomTom announced yesterday that it is partnering with UK startup What3words and adopting their geocoding system that uses just three words to help travelers find their way to very precise points on earth.

What3words divides the entire planet into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, assigning each square a random three-word address. For example, if you want to find your way to a specific place in the Gobi desert, What3words may tell you that its address is “departed.rumbled.awaiting.” Move a few meters to the left, and the three-word address will change.

It's a superbly simple system and allows you to easily pass on a location where traditional postcodes aren't an option and Lat/Lon too complex and confusing.

TomTom will be offering what3words integration to TomTom consumer and automotive customers in the second half of this year.

what3words.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Friday, June 08 @ 03:49:09 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 15 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.061) congratulations are due for the following 5 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

abre, CA_0209225915, camaltby, nokia, Tenyon


One users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 9 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: bammbamm, Emjay111, Feek, gchell, gcranston, MaFt, marc_holmes, MrSoapsud, 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, June 07 @ 17:24:13 EDT

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News: Over 2000 Get Caught On Sheppey Crossing

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Thousands of speeding drivers have been caught by speed cameras on the Sheppey Crossing - the bridge that connects the Isle of Sheppey to the mainland of Kent.

The average speed cameras have been live since May last year.

It seems that motorists are more in hurry to get onto the island than leave it, with 1,139 drivers
caught speeding Sheppey bound, compared to 867 leaving it.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, June 07 @ 07:26:04 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 16.061 - 06 Jun 2018

This release sees 40 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 18.

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 06 @ 17:25:15 EDT

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News: More Speed Cameras For Leicestershire

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Following last month's announcement that new average speed cameras are to be installed between Lutterworth and Market Harborough, Leicestershire has started work on a batch of new ones.

The point-to-point cameras, due to be switched on in the summer, are part of a year's trial along key routes in Leicestershire. The initiative is reported to cost £500,000.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, June 06 @ 06:00:31 EDT

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News: Google Maps and More Coming to Apple CarPlay

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Apple have announced at their WWDC 2018 Keynote that they will be adding support for more navigation apps in iOS 12. The software update, due around September, will mean that users of CarPlay can choose alternative navigation apps to Apple's own - Google Maps and Waze are two options that will work.

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Posted by maft on Tuesday, June 05 @ 07:30:59 EDT

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News: Huge Road Death Reduction In Abu Dhabi

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Road deaths in Abu Dhabi have fallen by a massive 22 per cent over the first four months of 2018 compared to the same period last year.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, June 03 @ 08:05:49 EDT

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News: New Speed Cameras For Leicestershire

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New average speed cameras are to be installed between Lutterworth and Market Harborough.

The work of installing the point-to-point cameras on the A4303 Market Harborough to Lutterworth road has already been started by Leicestershire County Council.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, May 31 @ 07:43:13 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 18 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.055) congratulations are due for the following 5 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

learnerdriver, pinfog, stratfordmile, Stuart-S, udontliveforever


Five users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 8 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: delbell, Magman, MikeB, mikek7, philpinto, PhoenixMagoo, shepheap, 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 Wednesday, May 30 @ 18:31:07 EDT

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