What Speed Cameras?

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Re: What Speed Cameras?

Postby davidg666 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:52 pm

Karl_db wrote:Somebody is adding Speed Cameras to the Dublin maps. There is one on Aston Quay which does not exist and another on the N11 (R138) at the Mount Merrion Avenue junction which does not exist either. The first one offers a countdown to the camera location on approach, but the latter does not.

Anybody at all can add a speed camera from the client, and it then appears in brown in the map editor. It won't appear for other users on their clients until it has been approved in the editor, which requires specifying a trigger speed and lining it up correctly. After it's been approved, It shows up in grey in the editor.

I often come across reported cameras (brown) in the editor in places that would obviously never have a camera, such as in the middle of small housing estates - and I delete these. When I see a camera on a main road, unless I know for certain that it is or isn't there, I leave it alone in the hope that another editor who knows for sure will either approve it or delete it.

I suspect that many users report cameras from the client when they see a temporary Garda speed trap, which is probably why so many show up. However, the functionality is intended for fixed speed cameras, not locations where temporary Garda speed traps are sometimes set up. I suspect that some users also report what they *think* are speed cameras when instead they're cameras for traffic light control or traffic monitoring.

I don't know of any definitive resource for fixed speed cameras in Ireland, but if there is one, that would be very useful for working out what to approve and what to remove.

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Re: What Speed Cameras?

Postby davipt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:23 pm

It's the same problem in every country. People add cameras in every corner. Speed cameras everytime there is a police car. Worse, a redlight camera in every red-light!

In Portugal fortunately we have only something like 30 cameras, and some sites dedicated to collect that information (even one site with support by the police), and no red-lights at all, so I've myself double-checked all 30 cameras with my account rank5, and then use the UROverview script to "hide updated by me" (my patch) to hide them from the map, so it's now quite easy for me to detect and delete every single camera that appears on the map.

If you are careful with the way you use the information (due to copyright issues), you can have a look at Trapster and use it as a guide to check if the camera may or may not exist.
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What Speed Cameras?

Postby Karl_db » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:33 am

Somebody is adding Speed Cameras to the Dublin maps. There is one on Aston Quay which does not exist and another on the N11 (R138) at the Mount Merrion Avenue junction which does not exist either. The first one offers a countdown to the camera location on approach, but the latter does not.
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