PathAway GPS 4 - Professional Edition Released!

Information on new PathAway PRO for Windows Mobile releases
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PathAway GPS 4 - Professional Edition Released!

Postby Scott » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:46 pm

PathAway GPS 4 - Professional Edition has now been released for Windows Mobile/Pocket PC platforms.
The release version is 4.00.57. Please check back on a regular basis as we are continuing to improve the software daily.

Professional Edition has all of the features of Standard Edition. In addition, PRO incorporates 2-way Tracking capabilities via Http and SMS (Simple Messaging Service). PathAway sends location information via internal Phone, or external Phone connected via Bluetooth.

You can send your location automatically or manually to other PathAway
PRO users, or to a tracking server. Use PathAway PRO to monitor positions of multiple users. Great for group travel, search and rescue operations, people tracking, or asset tracking.

Here is a brief list of the new features. Details can be found at http://pathaway.com/pw4prodetails.htm:

- Send My Location: (SMS capabiity or Internet connection required)
- Retrieve Remote Locations (SMS capabiity or Internet connection required)
- View Remotes on Map screen and special remotes split-screen
- Goto Next Remote, Goto Previous Remote. Centers map on Remote.
- Auto Center Remotes. This will cycle through all of the viewing remotes (Checked in the "Remote Locations" dialog.
- New Left/Right High/Low Directional Alarms:
- Custom Alarms can trigger external programs:
- Calculate a new Location by entering a distance and course from a starting location.
- Find Location by Street Address Lookup: (Internet connectivity required)
- New Find Location dialog is now a Wizard style to provide step-by-step assistance on finding the location you're looking for.
- Views of Distance Radials on Map.
- New preferences option "Backlight on while connected" allows you to force the backlight on or use the system backlight settings.
- Added New UI Elements including Reorganized Menus. Optional Text-based tools option for one handed control. (See View->Text Menus). Switch directional arrows between Zoom map, Scroll map, select item on map, and select dashboard item.
- GPS Status added as a Dashboard option.
- "Show Note" to Point Context Menu. Displays note text of waypoint. .Also, a 'T' icon will show on the Proximity Dash item. Click on the 'T' to show the waypoint Notes.
- Screens made square and widescreen aware.
- UI Screens now utlilize command key buttons. Primary buttons moved to bottom toolbar for devices Windows Mobile 5.0 + devices.

PathAway Map Manager
- basic support added for OZIExplorer .map and .geo import. Currently supports multi-point calibration in "dd mm.mmm" format. Open the map by bitmap name (ie. map.jpg) and PathAway will look for an associated .map or .geo calibration file.
- Map Manager, support for PNG, GIF and TIF files.

Experimental Feature: Web Maps

Designed for Phone Edition Pocket PCs, Web Maps allows you to download maps on-the-fly from a Map Server. 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. See Options->Web Maps Dialog to configure.
Note: WebMaps is considered to be an experimental feature provided at no extra charge. WebMaps downloads data from third-party Map Servers so availability of these maps may change at any time without notice. MuskokaTech provides no warranty or support of the quality of these maps.
Maps currently supported:
Google Maps: World-wide street and satellite maps.
Terraserver-USA Maps: USGA Topographic and aeriel photo maps. Covers USA only.

Testing Remote Tracking Feature:

If you would like to test the http tracking feature, you can utilize our test tracking server to send your location, then view the location on a Web page on your PC.

To do this, set the send address to: http://pathaway.com/cgi-bin/locpost.cgi, and format to PathAway. Format options should be set to "Owner name" (owner name on your Pocket PC).

To see your location on a web page, on your PC, go to http://pathaway.com/findme/ and enter your Owner name. You will be shown the location you sent on a Google Map.

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Postby ianl8888 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:46 pm

Scott

While I'm assessing the Pro version (being able to cache Goggle sat maps is interesting), does the new version of Map Manager now have the capacity - once a bitmap file is in Map Manager and calibrated - to track the cursor across the screen in real-world co-ordinates ?

This is a simple enough attribute, I think. It's something I really, really want and we've certainly emailed about it. I'm no programmer, but a few years ago I co-wrote a simple program to do just this. Perhaps I should sell you the code. :wink:

Apart from that, PathAway is certainly evolving well.

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Postby Scott » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:44 am

I am quite aware about the this request for Map Manager features. In the meantime, I suggest using Touratech-QV since it integrates fully with PathAway. You can Send maps to PathAway directly, and upload and download all data.

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Postby ianl8888 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:06 am

Fair enough ... I'm actually using someone else's Map Manager for this in any case. Not very neat, I suppose, but c'est la vie etc.

At the moment, upgrades for PathAway Standard v4 are free for those already purchased and registered from 4.00 to 4.99 (I think)

Does this policy apply to the Pro version too please ? That is, if one buys the current Pro version 4.0057, are subsequent upgrades to 4.99 included please ?

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Postby Scott » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:16 am

Yes PathAway Standard Edition upgrades are free up to SE 4.99.
Same goes if you purchase Professional Edition. All PRO versions are free up to PRO version 4.99.

To be clear, if you own Standard Edition version 4, you would need to purchase an upgrade to Professional Edition version 4.


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