Robert T, Canada,
Robert T (Canada)
None of the other GPS apps I've looked at are as good as Pathaway. This spring we hiked for 6 days in the south of France and last fall for 5 days in Sweden, both times using Pathaway and maps I scanned and calibrated myself.
Tom Payer, Fairbanks Alaska,
Have used for a year now Description: You can create
your own maps, even aerial photos, and import them.
I have downloaded topos, marine charts, aerials, street
maps and sectionals. The cool thing is that you can
layer maps and switch between them. I have used this
on a Dell Axim 50V for flight, boating and hiking.
Ding C H, Ontario, Oct 2007
Thank-you for the fast response in attending to
whatever problem in PathAway 4 to make it the greatest
mapping software which is unmatchable in the market.
I don't think anybody dare to come out with another
software to match the functions in PathAway 4.
Scott Morrow, Ontario, Canada,
I have been using PathAway as my primary GPs mapping
software for well over a year. I use it for boat trips,
hiking, vacation travel, and most frequently, for geocaching.
I have spent considerable time trying and evaluating
virtually every GPs mapping package available for my
Palm PDA as well as trying out many stand-alone hand-held
GPSRs and to date, I have not found any other system
as feature-rich and specifically suited to my purposes
as PathAway on my Palm TX with a bluetooth GPs receiver.
The ability to use virtually any map of my choosing
has allowed me to load extremely detailed topographical
images of the areas in which I go hiking, canoeing and
geocaching, and I have actually had the good fortune
to visit places and see things I would have missed completely
if not for my use of PathAway.
Technical support from MuskokaTech for this product
has been second to none with new features and problem
solutions being made available on a regular basis via
the support website. The personal service resulting
from the ability to speak one-on-one with the company
founder is virtually unheard of in this day and age,
and is one of the most personally endearing and important
aspects of PathAway and MuskokaTech. As a software developer
myself, having the ability to communicate technical
issues directly with the person who is the most knowledgeable
about the product is unquestionably one of it's strongest
assets and helps to ensure my loyalty and continued
support for PathAway. Keep up the good work!
Ian P, Australia, Oct 2006
PathAway v4xx on an iPAQ HW Pocket PC machine has
proved extremely versatile.
The in-built GPs receiver of the iPAQ is seamlessly
utilized by PathAway. The 240x240 square screen (bane
of many programmers) is similarly utilized, with a very
good screen resolution.
Considering the price of the program, backup/upgrading
and response to customer concerns are very good.
From my perspective, the main value of PathAway lies
in its ability to utilize calibrated pixel maps.
Although the quality of the original pixel map has to
be chosen carefully, zoomed resolution is excellent
to perhaps 10m or less "on the ground".
My main use for PathAway has been in geological mapping.
Excellent topographical pixel maps of Australia are
cheaply available from a Govt agency and once calibrated
(very easily done), using PathAway to locate the features
being mapped is a simple, seamless task. Most efficient
Perry Curling-Hope on PocketGear
This is a raster (bitmap) based mapping system which
cleverly overcomes some of the inherent limitations
in such systems when compared with 'professional' vector
based mapping. Vector maps occupy less memory and are
scalable virtually without limit, but require expensive,
specialized software and considerable technical skill
to produce and manipulate successfully.
Pathaway overcomes the zoom limitation by allowing automatic
switching between a large map of low resolution to a
smaller map of higher resolution lying within the coordinates
of the larger map This can occur automatically when
the GPs position enters the parameters of the smaller
map, or can be switched manually.
The system is feature rich, all of which work very
Icon and tracking are vector based, extending the capabilities
of this small system to an astonishing degree!
The GPs to PC screen fix is exceptionally accurate,
the best I have encountered so far.
All in all, an outstanding application for the Pocket
by Darrin Hatch on PocketGear
This software is great! I love how compatible
it is with my Audiovox VX6700! I use it for everything:
Hiking, Camping, Traveling, etc. Highly recommended!
by David Ulan on PalmGear
I'm using Pathaway 3 on my Garmin iQue 3600 for
work in the oil field as well as 4x4 trips. I've been
using the map sets that came with my SoftMap Technologies
mapping programs, Canada Topo250 and Alberta Topo50.
Using these programs it is very easy to load maps
into my iQue and use them with Pathaway.
by Marco on PalmGear
This is a simple to use, but unequaled powerful software.
I used it so far on Tungsten E running on PalmOS 5.
The performance at a 8bit color depth is just enjoyable.
By Nadim on PalmGear
I've had this program for over a month now, and have
scanned in really detailed flying charts. A 4Mb image
synchs in a blink of the eye. The sheer no. of features
the program has to offer is amazing. I would recommend
it to people wishing to use it for flying.
By Gregor, Germany
To the creator(s) of PathAway:
My congratulation for this excellent engineering
I tried the demo version and found:
a.) functions (and details) are very helpful and reasonable
selected (for sportive/leisure activities)
b.) operation is intuitive.
c.) it's very stable and predictive.
By Anthony on PalmGear
PathAway is the single best program for PalmOS.
I'm using it with a Tungsten T-2, Emtac Trine bluetooth
GPs, and ETopo digital maps. It is fast and incredibly
easy to use, and it does everything you want to do when
going out on the land.
I use it for hiking, fishing and hunting. I also use
it for geocaching, and for data collection to create
my own maps of local trails.
The on-map navigation is by far the best of any software
I've tried -- many times better than Fugawi. Zooming,
tiling, and layering maps works amazingly well.
Waypoints, routes and tracks are all good. The customizable
navigation views are a really great feature.
Nothing else even comes close for the Palm. Try this
one first -- you won't be disappointed.
By Lauren Glenn on PalmGear
I've been looking for a GPs program that can tell me
how far I rode, walked, drove, etc. as well as tell
me where I currently am. Before this program, I used
2 programs and neither one did both tasks like this
program did. It not only tells you how far you've traveled,
but it will show you the route you took and save it
for later use. It makes nice use of the Hi-Res 320x320
Zire 71 screen. If you're approaching a WayPoint, it
will not only highlight it for you, it tells you how
far away it is (which is great when walking or riding).
It uses raster maps (i.e. picture files), but unlike
other programs, this one lets you calibrate the map
on the fly with the GPs Just pick two waypoints on the
map and the map is calibrated. If it's still a little
off, you can use the Nudge Controls to tweak it. It's
about the best raster map calibration I've been able
to find. When I first heard it didn't use vector
maps, I wasn't going to download it. But after using
all the great features, I promptly registered it.
If you're using a Tracking program, Compass program,
and a mapping software that requires you to purchase
maps, get rid of them and get this program. It's
well worth the money.
Ivona Manitius, Quebec, Canada.
Version 3 promises to be an excellent software. Technical
support is excellent. I started using version 2 few
month ago and I liked what it how it was performing
on palm m515. New version (3) will be even more fun
to play with...
Patrick Laarhoven, Netherlands
(Summary of PathAway 3 Presentation to PalmClub.nl)
People (myself included) were really impressed with:
- the High Res+ view on the Clie NX
- the zoom function
- the wider lines of the routes
These additions surely make PathAway THE program to
have for the "Moving Map" program fans.
By Tony Nilsson, Sweden
Thanks for making the world's greatest Palm application
(over and over again!).
mescaler, Mexico City, Mexico.
Excellent Software. I Started using a very early version
of Pathaway, with my palm m500, and purchased the license,
for every problem I've always get an answer from tech
support, now I'm using it with a Tungsten and it just
works better and better. It's very useful especially
for the places where no maps are available (Mexico City).
Dan Baker, Australia
Pathaway is 'The' GPs program for the Palm, I
am running it on a Clie N760C and the display of Pathaway
is truly brilliant! I would like to say that this
program blows the competition away! There is more
'stuff' on here than I ever knew I could need! :)
by Mauricio Taslik (posted
Version 2.0 is really excellent. Most of what
I was missing in version 1.2 is now implemented: proximity
alerts, extensive tracking parameter configuration (track
bias), improved GPs reception feedback (although I'd
like to see a sky chart and some kind of warm start
for Rand McNally Streetfinder), and enhanced map handling.
General arrangement of data on the Palm display is neat
and functional with its configurable dashboard.
By Tony Nilsson, Sweden
The number of useful Palm/GPs software available
is now: 1
I've been testing quite a few different GPs Navigation
Software for the Palm, but PathAway is totally outstanding...
The customer support is also beyond compare... My e-mail
message was read, the problem was diagnosed and an ETA
of the next version was sent to me in less than 4000
Eric Devoe (posted on PalmGear)
Nice piece of software. This is just what I was
looking for. Great companion for my GPs unit even without
the maps. Runs smoothly and flawlessly on my m505. Registering
it was a no brainer - well worth the price.
by Troy Conley
PathAway works excellent. I have been using the
PathAway software for Geocaching and the coordinates
are right on the mark everytime. I have been recommending
it to everyone that I know that has a PalmPilot with
a GPS attachment. Top of the line in my book.
Thanks, Troy PalmTroy
by Michael Compagnino
I purchased a Street Finder from Rand Mcnally for my
Palm Vx, that was the easy part... I live in Australia
so the USA maps that came with my GPS were no good to
me. PathAway solved this problem. I now can scan my
maps or download them and away I go. For all you Aussie's
looking for an inexpensive way of mapping your travel
this is it!!
by Corrado Conforti (posted
I downloaded it, installed on my palmIII + RandMcNally
Streetfinder GPS, and... I Loved it!! My problem was
to find accurate maps of strange locations, not covered
by TomTom RoutePlanner or other software. Now, I can
use Microsoft MapPoint or other PC mapping software
to select the zone, with the desired details. Then capture
the screen, import in PathAway with the mapping tools,
Yes, now I really FOUND my killer application for
Palm! A must have, for GPS-addicted guys. See http://www.dauphins.com/gps/gps.html.
by Marc Werner, Germany (posted
This is an excellent piece of software. I tried
it extensively on my Palm IIIx with RandMcNally GPS.
Everything works fine. Importing scanned or digital
maps using the Windows tool is easy, defining routes
on the Palm just by tapping on the map with the stylus
is very efficient. For my cycling tours, tracking was
accurate and the 4 different screen views (which can
be easily accessed by pressing a hard button) provide
all information you want (e.g. position, direction,
elevation, current/avg/max speed trip distance, ETA,
predefined points of interest in the vicinity). Management
of routes and tracks is well implemented. I contacted
the developers with some suggestions for future releases
(e.g. import/export of tracks). They answered the same
day saying they are working on it. Considering that
this is the first version of the program and that it
is already superior to similar products, the
rating is five stars.