Location of city's most common speed traps can now be uploaded to your
TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - XYYZ (www.xyyz.ca), the website for guys in
Toronto, has added an innovative new feature to its website which allows
members to upload GTA speed trap locations to their GPS (navigation systems).
The speed trap locations have been mapped by XYYZ as part of its GuyMaps
series, using Google Maps technology. Subscribers can download the speed traps
file at www.xyyz.ca.
"With this technology your car's GPS can alert you when you're
approaching a known speed trap", says XYYZ's executive editor, Russell Smith.
"And unlike traditional radar detectors, this technology is completely legal."
Smith went on to note that XYYZ does not condone speeding. "On the
contrary", says Smith. "We're encouraging people to slow down, and the Toronto
Police Service agrees with us. 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
All GuyMaps on XYYZ now come with the GPS feature. Maps currently
available include Jacob Richler's Guide to Food Shopping in Toronto, GTA Red
Light Cameras Locations, and Guide to Dog Walking Parks, among others. New
maps are added monthly.
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.
Lead by author and style guru Russell Smith, XYYZ is an advisory service
for guys (XY) in Toronto (YYZ) on all aspects of urban life. With input from
the Ycouncil (a group of in-the-know Toronto men) XYYZ publishes a daily
email, the Wyre, on topics that include style, nightlife, food, women and
other stuff that appeals to the y-chromosome.
For further information:
For further information: Russell Smith, Executive Editor, XYYZ, is
available for interviews on this subject. He can be contacted at (416)
705-7877. Or contact Peter Coish, Publisher, XYYZ at
email@example.com, or (647)-291-5567.