Website launches free radar detector for Edmonton's Drivers
City's most common speed traps can now be uploaded to your GPS
EDMONTON, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - XYEG (www.xyeg.ca), the website for guys in
Edmonton, has added an innovative new feature to its website which allows
members to upload local speed trap locations to their GPS (navigation
systems). The speed trap locations have been mapped by XYEG as part of its
GuyMaps series, using Google Maps technology. Subscribers can download the
speed traps file at www.xyeg.ca.
"With this technology your car's GPS can alert you when you're
approaching a known speed trap", says XY Canada's executive editor, Russell
Smith. "And unlike traditional radar detectors, this technology is free to our
Smith went on to note that XY Canada does not condone speeding. "On the
contrary", says Smith. "We're encouraging people to slow down. If you look at
our map, you'll see the city is full of potential spots to earn unwanted
points and jack up your insurance rates. And these are just the ones we know
about. So our best advice: never speed."
The downloadable speed trap file is in GPX (the GPS Exchange Format), an
XML data format for the interchange of GPS data (points, routes, and tracks)
between applications and Web services on the Internet. The file is compatible
with most of the popular GPS systems, including Garmin, Lowrance and Magellan.
A new service in Edmonton, XYEG will be adding useful maps for guys
About XY Canada
Lead by author and style guru Russell Smith, XY Canada is an advisory
service for guys on all aspects of urban life (XY) in Edmonton (YEG) Calgary
(YYC) Montreal (YUL) Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR). XYEG publishes a daily
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other stuff that appeals to the y-chromosome. See xyeg.ca.
For further information: Russell Smith, Executive Editor, XY Canada, is
available for interviews on this subject. He can be contacted at (416)
705-7877. Or contact Peter Coish, Publisher, XY Canada at
email@example.com, or (647) 291-5567.