PathAway is the all-purpose software for GPS.
PathAway provides affordable navigational support for aviation,
boating, automobile (on and off-road), hiking, cycling, touring,
rally racing, motorcycle touring, ballooning, scuba diving,
fishing, hunting, paragliding, mountain climbing, ultra-light
flying, canoeing, snowmobiling, athletic training, outdoor
education, geocaching, mapping/GIS, mining, military training,
surveying, site inspection, telematics, field data collection,
security, search and rescue or any application where location
If you get out and go places, PathAway is the companion
to take with you.
Standard or Professional Editions Available
Choose between the Standard or Professional Editions.
The Professional Edition
contains all of the same features as the Standard Edition
and adds more incredible features such as location sharing,
location calculations, pace keeping features, Garmin IMG vector map support, and more. Click here
for details on the Professional Edition.
Use the internal GPS of your device or attach a compatible GPS (Global Positioning System) device
to your Windows Mobile - Pocket PC, and use PathAway to navigate.
PathAway works with all of the leading GPS handheld devices.
PathAway supports all Windows Mobile devices with internal
GPS receivers, as well as external Bluetooth, cabled, sled-based,
and SDIO GPS devices.
Maps from Anywhere
Import your own maps using the free Map Manager, or third-party
Desktop Mapping Software such as QuoVadis/Touratech-QV,
Fugawi, or SoftMap. Get maps from mapping web sites, CD-ROM,
scanned, or digitally photographed. Maps are highly compressed
and can be any size and resolution that fits within your device
WebMaps - Download Internet maps on-the-fly
Web Maps allows you to download maps on-the-fly from
a Map Server on the internet. Maps will be downloaded
in the background and displayed on the screen as they
complete downloading. Maps are cached, so downloading
only needs to be done once.
Maps currently supported:
OpenStreetMap.com: User contributed Street
Map Community. Covers most of World.
Google Maps: Worldwide street, satellite,
and terrain maps.
Terraserver-USA Maps: USGA Topographic and aeriel
photo maps. Covers USA only.
OpenCycleMap.com: User contributed topgraphic and terrain maps. Covers most of World
X-Traverse: Map sets provided by http://X-Traverse.com. Mainly topographical and marine charts.
Intelligent Moving Map Display
As you travel, PathAway will center the map on your position.
When you exit the boundary of one map and enter another, PathAway
can be setup to automatically switch to the new map. You can
even have the software set to automatically zoom in to the
map of highest detail when you reach it's boundaries. Great
for when you're entering a destination point that requires
Track Up Navigation:
Automatic or manual Map rotation for travel direction up display.
Map Projections and Datums
PathAway supports the most popular Map Projections and Datums,
for precision location pinpointing.
Display positions in coordinats such as Latitude/Longitude,
UTM, OSGB, Quebec-MTM, MGA, MGRS, GGRS87, Swedish Grid, Irish
grid, or Israel Grid and more.
Personal Points of Interest/Waypoints
Capture unlimited points and record detailed names and descriptions.
Attach your own custom icon, picture or sound clip for easy
Record and Follow your Tracks
Record your track as you travel. Then, follow the recorded
track to find your way home.
Point to Point Routing
Create routes quickly by simply clicking points on a map,
or by choosing from your point database.
Navigation Warnings and Alarms
Proximity detection alerts you to upcoming points along your
route, or when you get close to one of your points. If you're
following a route, PathAway will alert you if you've strayed
off-track, or if your elevation has strayed beyond the level
stored in the route. You can even add your own sound clips
to be used for any of the available alarms.
GPS Sky View and Satellite Data View
Analyse GPS Connection to determine quality of reception.
Customizable Large Compass view screens showing Heading,
DIrection to Next Point, next turn, or any other available
navigation data. View multiple Compasses on the screen at
the same time, or a single large compass.
PocketMode Power Save Feature
You can now track via your GPS, and save battery life
at the same time. Once you enter PocketMode, PathAway turns
off the screen (or backlight depending on device), and locks
the keys but continues to record GPS data to your track log.
If you using a Bluetooth GPS, simply connect the GPS, enter
Pocket Mode, and put the handheld in your Pocket! No need
to worry about accidentally hitting keys to issue unwanted
commands. Use the special key sequence (or power button) to
exit Pocket mode and return to the View screen.
Manual And Proximity based Route Point Targeting.
Manual means user must select "Advance Route Point"
before PathAway will target the next point in sequence. Proximity
means you must enter within a proximity of a route point before
the next point will be automatically targeted.
Measure Area or the distance between points
Want to know the distance between 2 points on the map? With
the Measure tool you can just click 2 points to get the distance
and direction. You can also determine the area of one of your
routes, or recorded track logs.
Large size Icon and Text Menu display
Double the size of the icons for better viewing, or enlarge
the text on the menus for arms-length viewing, or easier finger
Import GPS data from Data Logger NMEA file
Download data logged in your Data Logger GPS, (I.e.. RoyalTek
BlueGPS.) and import the NMEA file directly into PathAway.
Import Data Formats
Google Earth KML, GPX, LOC, and other formats supported via
PathAway PC Conversion Tools, or directly on your handheld.
Great for GeoCache users.
GPS fix acquired and lost alarms
Receive audible alerts when a GPS fix is acquired or lost.
Onscreen Trip Statistics on a Customizable Dashboard
Display the information you need while still having a great
view of the map. Custom 12 edges of the screen to pop-out
to show the info. Stats such as ground speed, average and
max speed, and vertical climbe/descent speed. elevation, geographic
coordinates, directional heading/ ground distance/vertical
distance/vertical angle to next point, turn or destination.
Odometer, elapsed time, Estimated time enroute,
Pocket PC 2003, Windows Mobile 5 and 6 Support - Pocket
PC and Smartphone
PathAway Standard Edition runs on the latest Windows Mobile
Handhelds. Current versions run on Pocket PC 2002, 2003, Windows
Mobile 5 - Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 6 - Professional/Classic
and Standard operating systems.
PathAway Professional Edition runs on Pocket PC 2003, Windows
Mobile 5 - Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone, Windows
Mobile 6 - Professional, Classic, and Standard.
PathAway is also confirmed to be compatible with Windows
Phone (Windows Mobile 6.5)
Transfer Data To and From Garmin and Magellan GPS Devices
PathAway works great as a waypoint, track, and route manager
for your Garmin or Magellan handheld GPS. Backup all your
data on the GPS in PathAway. Create Routes using PathAway
and your own maps, then upload the route to the GPS.
Get your maps from mapping web sites, CD-ROM, scanned, or
digitally photographed. Use the free PathAway
Tools for Windows to prepare and manage maps. Maps can
be any size and resolution. Maps will be converted to an optimized
PathAway format for efficient handling on your handheld.
Get Maps from 3rd party applications.
You're not limited by using the PathAway tools. You can also
use powerful desktop mapping software that supports PathAway
format. See our Links
page for more info.
||"If you're looking for a GPS application
to help you while you travel by virtually any mode of
transportation; take you virtually anywhere; that isn't
limited by the maps that come on the product CD; this
is it. Look no further."
Russ Smith, Contributing Editor, Oct 2004
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