PathAway GPS
Professional Edition

GPS Navigation and Tracking Software

for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

User Manual

This manual can also be viewed online at http://pathaway.com


Contents


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Getting Started


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Main Map Screen

Once you exit the Startup/About screen, you are presented with the main PathAway Map View Screen. When you first run the program, it will start to search for your current location using the GPS. If the position cannot be located, it will be centered on the default location (in Muskoka Canada). The following illustration shows the primary screen areas of PathAway.



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 Toolbar Buttons

The toolbar contains a set of icons designed for quick access to the most common functions.

 

Main Menu: Brings up the PathAway main menu.

Connect/Disconnect GPS. When connected to GPS, turns to a Lock icon when a GPS fix is obtained.

Tracking: Select Activity, route, track recording options and Start/Stop Trip timer. Records tracks to a track log (if enabled). When recording a location point will be added a specific intervals as you travel. Thsese intervals can be adjusted in the Settings-Tracking dialog.  Tracking can be paused/restarted by pressing this button. Trip Timer can also be linked to GPS Connect

Add Point at the current location.

Take Picture - Quick access to take a georeferenced picture point.

Route - Quick access to route options including Edit Route, Create New Route, Clear Route, Select Route.

Enable/Disable All Alarms - PathAway contains many audible alarm sounds such as Off Track Warning, Proximity to Point Approaching and Reached,  Next Turn approaching and reached, Altitude Warning, GPS Fix Acquired/Lost, Remote Location Notifications. This option silences all alarms when off. When On, the alarms selected in the Settings-Alarms dialog will be sounded when required.


GPS Centering Tool

The GPS Centering tool is located in the bottom left of the screen.

Re-center GPS Location: Keeps the current location centered on the map. Automatic centering is turned off when the map is scrolled manually.indicates the marker is in auto-center mode.


Zoom Buttons

The zoom toolbar contains a the icons for zoom in and out of maps by scaling or switching to a map of higher or lower resolution. The Zoom Buttons are located in the bottom right of the screen.

Scale Zoom In - Zoom in to a higher resolution image of the map at the current location. Also can be thought of as zooming in closer.

Scale  Zoom Out - Zoom out to a lower resolution image of the map at the current location. Also can be thought of as zooming out further.

Map Zoom In - Zoom In to another Map. When the Map Zoom In button is highlighted, it means there is a higher resolution custom map at the current location. Pressing this button, will show this custom map on the screen. If unchecked, then the view will zoom out to the WebMap or virtual map view where no map is shown on the screen. If there is no active custom map, this button performs a Scale Zoom In.

Map  Zoom Out - When the Map Zoom Out is checked, it means there is a lower resolution custom map at the current location. Pressing this button, will show this map on the screen. If unchecked, then the view will zoom out to a WebMap or a virtual map view where no map is shown on the screen. If there is no active custom map, this button performs a Scale Zoom Out.

Select Map - Custom Maps are organized in a heirarchial layer order based on the resolution of the map. The Select Map tool allows you to select which map to view. Only maps that fall within the current centered location will be shown.


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Navigating with GPS

By default PathAway will automatically search for your current location, and center the screen to it. The GPS Toolbar icon indicates whether the GPS is connected or not. If the GPS OFF icon is shown, then this indicates the GPS is turned off and your position will not be updated. If the GPS is Off, then press the GPS icon to connect. PathAway will turn on the GPS and start acquiring satellites as indicated by the Searching GPS icon. Once a fix of your location is obtained, the icon will change to the GPS 'Fixed' icon, and your current location will be centered in the map view. If WebMaps are turned off, or a map for the current location cannot be downloaded, then then a blank (or virtual) map will be shown.

PathAway will always keep the current position centered. If you scroll the map manually then the auto-centering is disabled so you can freely scroll the map around. You can press the Re-Center tool to return the map to the current GPS location. The Center tool icon will turn to this when the map is in auto-center mode.

When PathAway has a fix of your location and you start moving, you can record your travel by "Tracking" your movements. This is done via the "Track Timer". Controlling the tracking is done via the Track Timer toolbar icon . Pressing this button, will start recording your movements. The footprints in the Track Timer icon will start animating to show the track recorder is on.

To see the time and distance you have traveled, ensure you are on a screen that has a Dashboard item showing this, such as the Tracking Screen (see main menu Screens->Tracking View). You can Pause and continue track recording by pressing the Track Timer icon. The animation of the icon will stop, as will the time and distance recording. Press the button again to restart the track recording.

For Tracking, you can also choose to record your tracks to a Tracking Database. This is set in the "Trip Setup" dialog which is launched when you first tap the "Track Timer" button.

In the "Trip Setup" dialog, choose whether to follow the current route (more on navigating with a route later), Record to a Track Log, or to Reset the current Trip. If you turn on "Record to a Track Log, then PathAway will create a Track Log database and record each movement to the log.

When traveling, you will see a blue line on the map indicating where you've been.

Once you've recorded a track log, you can then use the tracks to "Follow" as a route, the next time you need to go on the same track. The most useful feature for tracking is "BackTracking". If you're out on a trail, and need to find your way back, you can simply choose the "GPS->BackTrack" feature to follow your recorded track to the start.


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Viewing Maps

PathAway can be setup to automatically download maps from the Internet as you navigate. By default WebMaps is configured to use the community contributed maps from OpenStreetMap.com. Other sources are also available, and can be chosen from the Data->WebMaps dialog.

The portions of the WebMaps are downloaded and cached locally on your device. The map cache can be also be managed in this dialog. If you are traveling to an area where there will be no data connection, it is advised that you pre-download maps beforehand. This is done by zooming and scrolling around to force the areas of the maps you need to download to the cache.�

If you have WebMaps turned on, then maps will be automatically downloaded to fill your screen. Zooming in and out will download new map sections of the requested resolution.

Note: If you are simply browsing maps, You can turn the GPS off by pressing the GPS toolbar icon to save battery power.


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Navigating without Maps

PathAway works with or without maps. When used without maps, PathAway will display all points in a virtual Longitude and Latitude world. You can Zoom In and Zoom Out to increase and decrease the Scale factor of your view. If you have points, routes, or Tracks defined, PathAway will display them on the screens. GPS connectivity works well with or without maps. To view without maps, turn the "View->Show Webmaps" setting off.


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Using Custom PathAway Maps

One of the most powerful features of PathAway is support for using customized maps, calibrated for GPS navigation. These maps are created using PathAway PC Tools or obtained from 3rd party sources. These maps are installed into PathAway and can be accessed via the Data->Maps menu. When installed in PathAway, custom maps are layered based on their level of resolution. This allows you to Zoom into and out of viewing these custom maps.

- For instructions on importing maps into PathAway, see the section Importing Maps and Data.
- For further information and tools for creating PathAway maps visit http://pathaway.com and follow the Tools, and Links options.

Changing Custom Map Views

There are two different ways to change the view of the map:

1. Zooming Between Maps

You can install as many different custom maps as you like into PathAway. PathAway will organize and layer the maps depending on the scale and geographic coordinates of the map. Think of the maps as if they are organized from above the surface of the earth. When you are up very high, you see a wider area. Moving closer (or down) you see less area and more detail. So Map Zoom In moves you closer, and Map Zoom out moves you further away.
When you have two or more maps within the same geographic location that you are centered on, you can switch in and out of these maps in one of the following ways:

The Map Zoom buttons allow you to move into and out of these stacked maps. You don't need a map to increase or decrease the view, but if there is a map available, it will be shown. These buttons change shape to show you whether there is a map available.
A highlighted zoom button indicates there is a map available. An un-highlighted zoom  button means there is not.
Please note, moving between stacked maps should not be confused with map scaling where you zoom into or out of a single map by expanding or shrinking the map.


2. Scaling a Map (Expand/Shrink)

You can expand or shrink your custom maps on the view screen to show a wider area or to get "close" to a location, while still rendering a view of the map. To scale maps use one of the following methods:

When you zoom in, all of the map pixels are expanded to show you a closer look at the area. When you zoom out, you will see a wider view of the map. To return to the original map pixels select the Zoom Map menu and choose Scale 100%.


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Capturing Points on a Map

When the Add Point command is selected, the Edit Point dialog is displayed. Here you can enter information about this point such as its name, description, icon, position and elevation. You can even take a picture to attach to the location. Position will be already entered because the point has a location on the map. If you were actually tracking using a GPS, the true position and elevation would be entered.

Points can also be added by double tap on the map and choosing the "Add Point" menu option.

If the point location needs to be adjusted, then you can edit the location coordinates in the Edit Point dialog, or double tap the point to select it, then choose Point. The Adjust Location option allows you to tap to a new position on the map to move the point to.


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Starting a new Trip

When you have completed a trip, and are ready to start a new trip, you can quickly configure the trip options by Starting a new trip in the GPS->New Trip dialog.

Start New Trip

In this screen you will see options for creating, and choosing trips. 

To continue, we’ll clear out the current route and trip data. Select the option No in Follow Active Route, Yes to Record to Track Log, and Yes to Reset Odometer. Press the OK button to dismiss the dialog.


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Creating Navigation Routes

With PathAway you can create point-to-point routes to follow for navigation. You can choose to select an individual point or create a multi-point route.

If you haven�t done so already, ensure you have cleared out the Route and trip data. (see previous section Start New Trip).

Navigating to a Single Point

You can set PathAway up to navigate to a single point by selecting a point from your stored Points, or by selecting a point on the map. To select a point on the map to navigate to, double tap a location of the point to navigate to.

From the menu, choose "Add Route Pt". On the next dialog, choose the option "Navigate to Point", and choose OK. PathAway will then show a direct line from your current position to the point. Navigate by run in back towards the point as indicated by the line.

To navigate to a stored point, choose Data->Points from the main menu. By default, this dialog shows the Points from your Personal Points database called �My Points�. From this dialog, select the Point to navigate to.

Once selected, you are shown the Point Info screen. From the bottom toolbar, choose the Tools icon and select the "Navigate to Point" option. This will set the selected point as the destination. Press Back until you are at the main map. You will see the line directing you to the selected point.

To view details on the time to travel to the point, and the distance to the point, select the Route View, from the Screens menu. You will now see the estimated time to travel to the point. (ETE), the distance to the point, and the Heading required to reach the point.

Creating Multi-Point Routes

Of course, in many situations, you will want to navigate along a certain path instead of direct to a point. For this, you need to create multi-point routes. These are simply a list of points aligned in sequence. A track log that you have recorded is actually a multi-point route that you can use to navigate with, such as finding your way home along the same path you came.

To create a multi-point route start by Double Tap on the start point of the route on the map. From the menu, choose Add Route Pt. A sub menu will then appear. Choose New Route. In the dialog, select "New Route starting at selected point". to make this point the beginning of your route. Press OK. Once done, you will see a Start icon on the map indicating the start of the route.

The next step is to start adding other points to the route. This is done by tapping on the map, and choosing of Add to End. The point will be added to the route, and the route line is altered to reflect the change.

You will notice, if you scroll the map around you there will also be a green line showing the line to the closest point in your route. PathAway will always calculate the closest point on your route and direct you towards it via the green line, Heading indicator, or Off-Track warnings. This is helpful if you get off-track and need to find your way back to the route.

To give the route a name, go into Data->Routes, your route will be selected and have the (f) symbol beside it indicating you�re Following the route forward (you can also follow routes in Reverse order). From this dialog, choose your route, then select the Edit option from the top bar. Here you can enter the name of your Route and the type of Activity.


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Recording Tracks

You can record tracks for later use, or to see where you've been. This is especially helpful in case you start going in circles!

Tracking databases can get quite large, especially if you are capturing constantly. This can slow screen refreshing down and consume a large amount of memory. The Settings section under Tracks, has some options for controlling track database size, and recording precision. A good detailed track for traveling between 30 and 60 mph is to set the precision to record position every 10 seconds.

To keep individual track database sizes down, you can select the menu option GPS-Reset. This will save the track, and start a new one. Screen refreshes will only draw the current recorded track.

Alternatively, you can set the tracking to record at certain distances. This will create a track record when you reach a certain distance. Therefore all track points will be of equal distance apart, regardless of your speed.


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Customizing Screens

All of the screens contain a separate customizable dashboard. Each screen has a dashboard setup associated with it. Here is how to customize the dashboard.

To Hide the Dashboard, choose the main menu select View, then turn off Show Dashboard.

Choose the View menu option Show Dashboard to turn the dashboard back on.

To resize the dashboard, simply press and drag the dashboard to the size you like. The dashboard can be minimized completely  for maximum map viewing area.

You can also utilize the entire full view of the screen by turning the Top Toolbar off by selecting the View menu and choosing Hide Toolbar.

To adjust individual dashboard items, double tap the item you would like to customize. The Dashboard Options menu will appear showing the currently selected item and the options available to set for the dashboard.

To move a Dashboard item, press and hold on the item, then drag it to the new location on the dashboard.

There are additional Dashboard configuration options in the Settings-Dashboard dialog. Here you can select the orientation of the dashbaord depending on the orientation of the device, or choose to use the "Overlay" dashboard which places dashboard items over top of the map in the corners of the screen. You can also change the colors and transparency of the Dashboard and menus.

Note, when the Dashboard is in "Overlay" mode, if there is no active information available for a dashboard control item, or the dashboard item is hidden, only a small bar will be displayed. Select one of the bars to bring up the dashboard menu. You can then add a new Dashboard item in the space.



Improving Visibility of Navigation Lines

You can increase the visibility of navigation data on the map screen. This is done by adjusting the size and color of route and track lines, or by selecting a larger or a different style of position marker. To do this, choose the Settings menu, and select the category Color and Lines.

In the Colors & Lines settings, you can change the way the lines and colors on the maps are displayed. You can create easy-to-read contrast between your maps and route and track lines. Experiment with this option until you've found a view that suits you. You can even change the look of the current Position Marker by selecting between 3 different styles.

For example, to change the way the active route you are following is drawn, click on the Active Route option. This will bring up the Line Style dialog and display the current style for the Active Route. Change the color by clicking on the Color button, and the width of the line by pressing either the + or - buttons beside the width label. To have a circle drawn at each Route Point, check the Show Points button. You can even set the level of transparency so map data can be seen behind the route line.

The Position Marker is the Arrow or cursor in the center of the screen. It represents your current geographical position on the map. If you are navigating with a GPS, it points in your direction of travel. If you are disconnected and following a route, it will point in the direction to the next point in the route. You can set the style of direction pointer in the Position Marker Style dialog. To do this, click on the Position Marker, from the Lines & Style Dialog. In the Position Marker Style dialog, you can choose the desired Direction Arrow style, color, and size of the marker.


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Entering Location Coordinates

Location coordinates are the values used to represent an exact location on earth. These are defined in a number of ways. The most universal is via longitude and latitude. Other coordinate systems include UTM and USGB. You can setup your default location coordinates in the Settings->Coordinates Dialog.

Entering Longitude/Latitude Coordinates

The geographical coordinates are specified as the vertical distance from the equator known as latitude, and horizontal distance from the Central meridian over Greenwich England, known as longitude. These coordinates are entered in one of these available formats:

Hemisphere Coordinates Latitude coordinates north of the equator are prefixed by 'N' or a positive number. Coordinates in the southern hemisphere are prefixed by 'S' or negative numbers.

Examples:

Hemisphere-Degrees-minutes:
N45 30.500, W79 30.500
* must be a space between degrees and minutes.
* no space between hemisphere and degrees

Hemisphere-Degrees-minutes-seconds:
N45 30 30.0, W79 30 30
* must be a space between degrees, minutes, and seconds.
* no space between hemisphere and degrees

Decimal degrees:
45.505, -79.505 or
N45.505 W79.505
* Latitude positive values specify Northern Hemisphere.
* Longitude positive values specify Eastern Hemisphere.
* no space between hemisphere and degrees


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Entering UTM Coordinates

Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates define two dimensional, horizontal, positions. The sixty UTM zone numbers designate 6 degree wide longitudinal strips extending from 80 degrees South latitude to 84 degrees North latitude. UTM zone characters are letters which designate 8 degree zones extending north and south from the equator. Beginning at 80� south and proceeding northward, twenty bands are lettered C through X, omitting I and O. These bands are all 8� wide except for bond X which is 12� wide (between 72-84 N). There are some zones that are of different size. See the Map Projections manual for more info on UTM.

If you have set your Settings to UTM coordinates (see Tools->Settings->General), the data is entered as follows:
Grid Zone:
Format: <Zone Number><Zone Letter Designator>
Example: 17T, meaning Zone Number 17, Designator T.
Northing:
Northing or vertical value specified in Metres within the Grid Zone.
Example: 5001954
Easting:
Easting or horizontal value specified in Metres within the Grid Zone.
Example: 0603881


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Entering OSGB Coordinates

Ordinal Survey of Great Britain (OSGB) coordinates define two dimensional, horizontal, positions within the area of Great Britain.
If you have set your Settings to UTM coordinates (see Tools->Settings->General), the data is entered as follows:
Grid Zone:
Format: <Two Letter Designator>
Example: ST
Northing:
Northing or vertical value specified in Metres within the Grid Zone.
Example: 02115
Easting:
Easting or horizontal value specified in Metres within the Grid Zone.
Example: 17353


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Importing Maps and Data

To import PathAway custom maps, you'll need to convert them to PathAway .prc format. You can use our Map Manager for Windows at http://pathaway.com/convert.htm, or use a third party app such as QuoVadis(Touratech-QV) or Fugawi. See http://pathaway.com/links.htm for map tools and sources.

For Data, PathAway supports GPX, KML, KMZ, and PathAway delimited format.

To get PathAway maps and data into PathAway, there are a number of ways:

Method 1. Copy maps and data from your PC to your device.
- On your PC or Mac locate the data files using your file utility (Explorer or Finder)
- Select and copy the data files to the clipboard.
- On the device, under main menu "Settings->Applications->USB Settings", ensure "Mass storage" is on (or Ask on connection)
- Connect your USB cable between your device and PC.
- Your device should be mapped to a drive letter on your PC.
- Choose a temporary location on the device, and paste your data files there. Note: If you are copying maps, you can copy them directly into your \PathAway folder. When PathAway runs, it will find your maps in these folders.
Importing into PathAway:
- Run PathAway on your device.
- Select "Data->Import". (Note, for Maps you can simply copy the maps into a registered PathAway folder. The Import command for maps simply copies to the <Personal Folder>/PathAway folder)
- Select "Local File".
- Choose the file to Import, and select "Ok".
- Once completed, new maps will be accessible by "Zoom in or out", or by selecting the "Data->Maps" dialog. Data files can be accessed by selecting the appropriate "Data" menu options.

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Method 2. Email the files to yourself on your device. Files can be zipped up together for batch import. Then in your email, "Open" the attachment and save the data file to your device. Follow the "Importing into PathAway" steps above to complete the import.

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Method 3. You can place the maps and data files on a Web server or File Sharing service such as iCloud or SkyDrive and "Open" the data directly from the mobile browser. Follow the "Importing into PathAway" steps above to complete the import.


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Method 4. Use an application such as "Dropbox" to copy your files into your device. Follow the "Importing into PathAway" steps above to complete the import.


Importing X-Traverse Maps

X-Traverse has 2 different types of maps available from its online service. Dynamically downloaded WebMaps, and Imported Maps. Depending on the type of map you have subscribed to, you will need to choose your X-Traverse maps either from the Data->WebMaps dialog, or the Data->Import dialog. Typically, the marine raster charts are Import maps only. This means they are downloaded in entirety at once and stored in protected form on your device. For these maps, use the Import->X-Traverse Maps option.

The Import X-Traverse Maps dialog will contain the selection of all Map subscriptions presently active on your account. If account information is not setup, you will be prompted to enter your account information.

Once a map set has been selected, it may still need to be activated for your current device. To activate X-Traverse for your device, press the "Activate" option on the screen.

Once activated, PathAway will display the list of available maps to download.

To download, select a map, and choose "Download" from the menu. The map will be downloaded and a checkbox will be displayed beside the map name, indicating it has been downloaded.

To view the downloaded map, select and choose "Show" from the menu. The maps can also be accessed via the Data->Maps dialog.


Remote Tracking

PathAway PRO provides the ability to send locations to others so they can see where you are. Others can view your location directly on their handheld or via Web server. You can also setup your handheld to retrieve the locations of others. This feature is very useful for applications such as group travel where you need to see where others in the group are; search and rescue, where searches need to pinpoint the victims location, or view the positions of other rescuers; asset and vehicle tracking; or any other purpose where locations of others are important. Since PathAway can also post your location to an http tracking service, Web-based Location Monitoring servers can track locations of PathAway handhelds. We provide a web service to test and view locations sent from and to PathAway.

There are two methods for sending and retrieving locations. SMS (Simple Messaging Service) or HTTP. Both methods require that you have a wireless data handheld. Most Phone Edition handhelds have this capability. For Http, the handhelds must include capabilities to acquire data from the internet. This includes via cellular data or WIFI. If your PDA and separate cell phone have Bluetooth capabilities, you can connect the two to access the wireless data capabilities of the Cellular device. Note: PathAway Support does not provide technical support for obtaining data connections.


Remote Services

PathAway PRO provides the system setup for a couple Remote Services. The Remote Services can be added or changed in the Remote Settings->Remote Services dialog.

Sending your Location

PathAway PRO provides the ability to send locations to others so they can see where you are. Others can view your location directly on their handheld or via Web server.
There are two methods for sending location. SMS (Simple Messaging Service) or HTTP. Both methods require that you have a wireless data handheld. These handhelds include any cellular data capable or WIFI enabled handheld. If your PDA and separate cell phone have Bluetooth capabilities, you can connect the two to access the wireless data capabilities of the Cellular device. Note: PathAway Support does not provide technical support for obtaining data connections.
To Send your location, ensure you have a Wireless data connection, and connect your GPS and acquire a fix of your current location. Next, select the main menu option Remote->Send My Location.

You will be presented with the “Send My Location” dialog:
In this dialog, there is a default profile pre-configured with your UID and set to transmit to the PathAway FindMe Service. The PathAway FindMe Service is a simple service that will display your last sent location on a WebMap. This page can be used by others to monitor your position. You would just send them your UID.

Keep in mind that the PathAway FindMe is not protected and anyone with the UID or user name you choose to post with can view your last reported location.

Ensure your default profile checkbox is turned on, then press Send in this dialog to begin transmitting your location.

PathAway will transmit the location in the background. When PathAway has completed sending it will return either “Location Send Successful” message on the bottom of the screen, or will return an unsuccessful message.

If the send fails, check the error message received and attempt to resolve the problem. If there is not enough information, you can check the log file in your <default>\PathAway folder. It is entitled “PathAwaySendLog.txt”. This log file contains a dump of the data being sent.

To see your location on a web page, on your PC or other internet connected device, go to http://pathaway.com/findme/ and enter your UID (or the “Other” name if you modified the profile). You will be shown the location you sent on a Google Map.

Note: The FindME page refreshes every 60 seconds, so updates to your location will be shown at regular intervals.

This activity has shown you how to send your location manually by issuing the “Send My Location” command. You can also have your location sent at regular intervals by setting up the “Automatic Send” feature. This is done in the Remote->Remote Settings->Auto Send Settings dialog. Refer to the Reference section for details on this.

Next step is to retrieve locations from a tracking server to set PathAway up as a mobile location monitoring station.


Monitoring Remote Locations

The simplest way to retrieve a remote location is to request the location you just sent using the “Send My Location” command. To do this, you need to setup PathAway to Retrieve Remote Locations.

To download the location you recorded earlier, select the Retrieve Locations option from the main Remote menu. PathAway will initiate the request in the background. When the location has been received a status line message will appear. If the retrieval is successful, then the message will be “Received Remote Location”, or if multiple locations are received, the message will indicate the number of new locations retrieved.  If the retrieval is unsuccessful, then an error will appear on the status line. You can check the <default>\PathAway folder in the file “PathAwayReceiveLog.txt” to view the data log.

 


Viewing Remote Locations

Once received, you will see a colored label and pointer icon appear on the map screen in the location where you last sent your location.

If the location does not appear on the map screen, you can center the map on the location by selecting the main menu option Remote->Goto Active or Remote->Next/Prev.

By default the remote label will show an icon indicating the remote’s direction of travel, and a label with the name and details about the remote. By default the label will show the name, elevation, heading, speed, and the time and date the remote data has been captured.
(Note: The date will not be displayed if it is today’s date, and the speed and course will not display if the remote is stationary).

 


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Reference


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Navigation Screens (Screens Menu)

The main screens of the program are the navigation screens used for displaying maps, and other travel and location information. The screens are all composed of a map viewing area surrounded by a customizable �dashboard�. The dashboard can also be completely removed from the view by the View->Show Dashboard command. There are a number of different screens available for targeted use. They are shown as follows:

Full Screen Map View
Utilizes most of the screen to show as large a map area as possible. Long/Lat, speed, elevation, and direction of travel are displayed. This data is the �navigation� data in the program.

In this view, by default, the dashboard shows as follows:
Upper left: Elevation
Upper Middle: Course
Upper Right: Speed
Bottom Left: Location, overlaid by Proximity and

information.
Bottom Center: Current Time
Bottom Right: Map Range


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Tracking View
Shows the map and navigation data. Default travel stats are related to information specific to your current trip. Default settings are:
Upper Left: Elevation
Upper Middle: Course
Upper Right and down: current, average, and maximum speed.
Left side: trip time and distance (odometer)


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Route View
Shows the map and �navigation� and "tracking" data, plus info for proximity to route points. As you approach a point, �Estimated time to destination (ete)�, �Distance to destination� and �Course to next point� are displayed. Note, there are other Route details that can be configured to show on the screen. See the Dashboard setting options.


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Compass View
Shows the navigation Compass and selected �navigation� data.

The Compass view is customizable. The screen can display data in a �Tiled� format, or a single Compass in full screen.

By Default, the Compass view shows the following information by default:

Top-Left: Heading Compass
Top-Right: Next Point navigation Compass
Left under heading Compass: Primary Location Coords.

Plus: Time, Date, Speed, Elevation


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Profile View
Shows Elevation and speed profiles for the current Route or Track Log. Green Shaded area is the elevation profile. Double Vertical line indicates the current position relative to the current route position.

Modify the settings for the Profile View using the Settings->Profile View dialog.


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Weather View
Overlay forecast weather data on your maps with clear visualization or animation. The Weather Forecast Overlay feature contains a set of Free Overlays, as well as a premium subscription service option. Weather Overlay subscriptuons can be acquired by purchasing within the App and creating a PathAway account, or via X-Traverse.com. Weather Data is provided through from NOAA Global Forecast System, and delivered by Theyr Weather Service.

Data types include Wind Speed and Direction, Air Pressure and Temperature, Precipitation, Wave Height, Atmospheric pressure, and Multiple-WPPT which combines Temp, Precip, Wind, Pressure in a single overlay.

When you first select the Weather View, a dialog will come up asking to "login", "Subscribe", or "Try it". Press "Try It" to experience the free sample of Weather Overlays. Press "Login", if you have already created a PathAway account and have purchased the Premium Weather Subscription either from PathAway.com or X-Traverse. Press "Subscribe" to create a PathAway account, and purchase a Weather Overlay Subscription. Account and Subscription options can also be reached from the Settings Dialog.

The weather view contains a control bar for selecting Weather type, refreshing current forecast, performing time forecast animation, and setting transparency level of the weather overlay.

For screens that are not wide enough to display all the controls, Press the Down Arrow at the top-left of control bar to scroll through the options.


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Main Menu

The Left command button titled Options, is the main menu for access to commands in PathAway. The following menus are available from all Navigation screens.

GPS:
Options for using the GPS, simulating routes, and controlling and resetting trip data.

View:
Options for setting visibility of items on the screen.

Screens:
The main screens of the program are the navigation screens used for displaying maps, and other travel and location information.

Remote:
The Remote menu contains commands for sending your location, as well as retrieving remote locations of others. Others can view your location directly on their handheld or via Web server. You can also setup your handheld to retrieve the locations of others. Since PathAway can also post your location to an http tracking service, Web-based Location Monitoring servers can track locations of PathAway handhelds.

Data:
Options for viewing and editing tracks, routes, points, and maps.

Find:
Options for finding locations.

Zoom Map:
Contains map zooming and map selection options for maps.

Rotate Map:
Contains rotation options for maps.

Settings:
Configure different Settings for program to match how you want the program to work.

Selection:
Brings up the context menu for the currently selected map item (same as double tap on the map screen). If there is no current selection it then selects the current GPS location.

Help:
Launch the program manual.


Menu->GPS

Options for using the GPS, simulating routes, and controlling and resetting trip data.

Use GPS
Toggles the GPS on and off. When the GPS is connected and has a fix on your location, the current location will be displayed in the center of the map screen. An Arrow will show your current direction of travel.

In order to view the GPS state, you can select a dashboard item and set it to Tracking->GPS Status to show the connection state and signal strength indicators.

Simulate GPS
Simulates a navigational trip by centering the map to the current route points in sequence. The simulation moves one point at a time approximately every second until the end of the route is reached.

Start New Trip...
Start a new trip. Options to start with a new track log, or continue adding to the current track, and choose a new route to follow.

Reset…
Options to Clear the track log, reset odometer. Next connection will start with a new track log.


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Menu->View

Options for setting visibility of items on the screen.

Show/Hide WebMaps
On Show WebMap:
Show the map most closely matching current position and zoom setting.
On Hide WebMap:
If one of your WebMaps is displayed on the screen, it will be hidden and the blank virtual map will be displayed. If "Show Maps" is on, and "Auto Select Maps" is on, then the custom map with the closest resolution will be displayed.

Show/Hide Maps
On Show Map:
Show the custom map most closely matching current position and zoom setting.
On Hide Map:
If one of your custom maps is displayed on the screen, it will be hidden and the blank virtual map will be displayed. If "Show WebMaps" is on, then the WebMaps with the closest resolution will be displayed.

Show/Hide Points…
Toggles display of "Points" on the maps.

Map Display…
Options to control what information and layers are displayed on the maps. This includes automatic map selection, track and route lines display, North Arrow, Point Icons and Text, Font Size

Show/Hide Dashboard
Turn Dashboard On/Off.

Default Dashboard
Restores original Dashboard for current screen.

Show/Hide Toolbar
Turn Bottom toolbar /on/off. When the toolbar is hidden, you can access the toolbar by tapping on the bottom of the screen (between dashboard items)


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Menu->Screens

The main screens of the program are the navigation screens used for displaying maps, and other travel and location information. The screens are all composed of a map viewing area surrounded by a customizable dashboard. The dashboard can also be completely removed from the view by the Options->View->Show Dashboard command. There are a number of different screens available for targeted use.

Full Screen Map View
Utilizes most of the screen to show as large a map area as possible. Long/Lat, speed, elevation, and direction of travel are displayed. This data is the �navigation� data in the program. This is the default screen upon first-time program startup.

Tracking View
Shows the map and navigation data. Default travel stats are related to information specific to your current trip.

Route View
Shows the map and �navigation� data, plus full info for point proximity. As you approach a point, �Distance from� and �Course to� are displayed.

Compass View
Shows the navigation Compass and selected �navigation� data. The Compass view is customizable. The screen can display data in a �Tiled� format, or a single Compass in full screen.

Next Screen
Displays the next screen in the list. The screens are order in the same order as shown in the menu

Previous Screen
Displays the previous screen.


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Menu->Data

Options for viewing and editing tracks, routes, points, and maps.

Points...
Management of Points. Shows list of points. Options to Create new points, delete, edit individual points, Sort, find, and go to selected points on map. Beam points to others.

Routes...
Management of Routes. Shows list of routes. Options to Create new routes, rename, delete, edit route points, duplicate, join 2 routes together. Beam route to others. Select a route to display on the map.

Tracks...
Management of Tracks. Shows list of recorded tracks. Options to rename, delete, edit track points, duplicate, join 2 tracks together. Beam tracks to others. Select a track to display on the map.

WebMaps...
Management of Downloadable Maps from the Web. Maps can be downloaded via various Web Map Servers. This option allows you to choose which service to use and whether to automatically download maps for the viewable area of the map.

Point Databases...
Management of Points databases. You can store points in multiple databases and show/hide databases.


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Menu->Find

Options for finding locations.

Go to Start/End of Route
Moves location to the start or end of the active route.

Go to Start/End of Track
Moves location to the start or end of the active recorded track.



Zoom Map

Contains zooming options for maps.

Map Zoom In
Zooms into the next map under the selected location. When the Map Zoom In is checked, it means there is a higher resolution map at the current location. Pressing this button, will show this map on the screen. If unchecked, then the view will zoom in to the WebMap, or virtual map view where no map is shown on the screen. If there is no active map, this button performs a Scale Zoom In.

Map Zoom Out
Zoom Out to another Map. When the Map Zoom Out is checked, it means there is a lower resolution map at the current location. Pressing this button, will show this map on the screen. If unchecked, then the view will zoom out to the WebMap, or virtual map view where no map is shown on the screen. If there is no active custom map, this button performs a Scale Zoom Out.

Scale Zoom In
Expands the pixels of the current map to show a close up view of the area.

Scale Zoom Out
Shrinks the pixels of the current map to show a wider view of the area.

Choose Map…
Brings up list of all available Maps within the current location bounds. Select the map name to display it on the screen. The indicators beside the map name show whether the map is a higher (+) or lower (-) resolution. The (*) indicates the map is the same resolution as the current map. You can also choose "WebMap/No Map" to display either a WebMap or the blank virtual map screen if no WebMap is available or if WebMaps is turned off.

Scale 100%
Draws the map in its original scale. Applies only to PathAway Custom maps.


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Context Sensitive - Selection Menu

You can select and control areas on PathAway screen by bringing up a context menu depending on the item selected.

To select an item on the map:


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Selection Menu

Selecting an area of the map brings up the top level Context Selection menu
Selecting an existing point will display the current location coordinates, the closest point name. Selecting an empty area of the map will display only the current location coordinates.

The following menus are activated when you double tap on an area of the map, or if select the Main menu->Selection command. The menus are organized into multiple layers for easy navigation. The first menu is the Top Level.

Map Selection Menu - Top Level

<Current Location>
Displays the geographic coordinates of the selected location

<Closest Point> >
Select the item to display a list of commands to operate on the selected point.

Deselect
Deselects the currently selected location and clears the flag on the map.

Add Point�
Adds the selected location to the Points database. Calls up Edit Point dialog for naming and selecting icon.

Add Route Pt
Adds selected location to the route.

Center Map
Centers map at selected location.

Route Menu >
Display the Routing commands available.

Tracking Menu >
Display the Tracking options available.


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Map Selection Menu->Closest point

Contains location sensitive options for the currently selected point. Show details of point, edit the point, or delete it.

Details�
Displays a screen showing detailed information about the point, such as distance to, ETA to, etc.

Show Notes�
Displays only the name and text description of the point.

Show Picture...
Displays the picture associated with the selected point

Edit Point...
Displays the Point Edit dialog for the selected point.

Adjust Location...
Allows adjusting the location of the selected point by tapping it's proper position on the map.

Delete Point
Deletes the selected point from the Points database.


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Map Selection Menu->Route Menu >

Shows the Routing options available at the current location. If a Route Point is under the location clicked on, then options for this point are shown.

<Route Name>
Displays the name of the current route, if any

Add Route Pt
Adds selected location to the route.

Delete Route Pt
Removes the specific point selected from the active route. Point remains in point database if there already.

Follow Forward
Activate the selected Route to follow from the start.

Follow Reverse
Activate the selected Route to follow in reverse order starting at end point of the route

New Route�
Create a new route


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Map Selection Menu->Tracking Menu >

Shows the options available at the current location for the Active Track Log. If a Track Log Point is under the location clicked on, then options for this point are shown, otherwise, only options for the Active Track log are shown.

<Current Track Log>
Displays the name of the current track log.

Follow Forward
Activate the selected Route to follow from the start.

Follow Reverse
Activate the selected Route to follow in reverse order starting at end point of the route

Suspend/Resume Tracking
Suspends or Resumes recording positions to the current track log.

Show/Hide Track Log
Shows or hides the current track log on the map

Tracks...
Go to the Tracks dialog to choose other Tracks. Same as selecting the main menu Options - Tracks...


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Dashboard Context Menus

Customizable Dashboard Options allow you to see the information you are most interested in. Each of the PathAway screens can be customized differently. This allows you to quickly change to a view most appropriate for navigating.

Double Tap on a Dashboard item allows you to have different information displayed at the dash location tapped on. If no information is selected for a Dashboard, or there is no information available, then a small bar is displayed. Clicking on the bar will also bring up the Dashboard menu.

The following describes the Dashboard menu options.

Show/Hide
Removes the currently selected info from the selected Dashboard. If it is hidden, then it can be re-shown.

Tracking Info >
Routing Info >
General Info >
Sub-menu option categories. See each item description below.

Set Font...
Set the primary font for the currently selected item. Brings up the Set Font Dialog


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Dashboard Item - Set Font Dialog

Dashboard items all consist of 2 potential lines. Set the font size desired for the top and bottom lines of the selected dashboard item.


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Dashboard - Tracking Info >

Dashboard Item info for tracking state and GPS Information. Includes speed, location, and time info 

GPS Status
Shows GPS Status (Same as on Toolbar). Tap on this item to Use the GPS.

Heading
Shows current Heading (course) direction. For slow speeds or when stopped, PathAway will switch to the internal magnetic compass to determine heading.

Elevation
Shows current Elevation.

Speed
Shows current rate of speed.

Location Coordinates
Shows current position in the Primary Coordinate setting. (Options->Settings->Coords)

Secondary Coordinates
Shows current position in the Secondary Coordinate setting (Options->Settings->Coords)

North Arrow
Displays a compass showing N,S,W,E and a North Arrow.

Trip Dist (odo)
Distance traveled since start of Trip (first GPS fix).

Elapsed Time
Elapsed time in minutes since start of Trip (first GPS fix).

Average Speed
Average speed since start of trip.

Max Speed
Maximum speed obtained.

Vert Speed
Displays the vertical rate of climb or descent.

Pace (Time/Dist )
Displays the current Pace (Time per Distance) value. This is the speed at which it will take you to cover a single distance unit. I.e. If you are using Metric units, this is the time to travel one Kilometer. This feature is useful for time/speed training and racing data.

Avg Pace (Time/Dist)
Displays the current Average Pace (Time per Distance) value. This is the average Time it has taken to cover a single distance unit. I.e. If you are using Metric units, this is the average time to travel one Kilometer. This feature is useful for time/speed training and racing data.

Proximity
Displays the proximity information to the closest point.


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Dashboard - Routing Info>

Displays information regarding the current Route being followed. These items are only valid if following a route.

Off Track Warning
Displays distance and position off the route track.

Elevation Warning
Displays distance and position from the elevation recorded at the current route position in the active route database.

Time to Dest (ete)
Estimated amount of time to reach destination.

Arrival Time (eta)
Estimated time of Arrival at destination.

Dist to Dest (dtd)
Distance to destination along route.

Heading Direct to Dest
Displays the heading direct to the route destination point.

Dist Direct to Dest
Displays the straight line distance direct to the route destination point.

Follow Heading
Follow this course to reach next leg point.

Dist to Next Point
Distance to next route leg point.

Time to Next Point
Estimated time to reach next leg point.

Vert Dist to Next
Displays the vertical distance in elevation units to the next point on the route.

Vert Angle to Next
Displays the vertical angle to the next point as expressed in degrees

Heading on Next Leg
Heading to follow after next point in route is reached.

Dist of Next Leg
Distance to next leg point after next point.

Time on Next Leg
Estimated time on next leg point.


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Dashboard - General Info

Miscellaneous information.

Time
Current Time. Displays time from the Handheld, when not connected to GPS. GPS UTC + time zone offset when connected to GPS.

Date
Displays the current date

View Range
Map View range distance. Horizontal distance from left to right side of screen.

Battery Status
Battery charge status expressed as a percentage %.

Free Memory
Displays the amount of available memory.


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Dialogs


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Settings Dialog

Settings for options such as units of display, track recording options, map display options, time estimation settings, hard key settings, map and dashboard colors, routing options etc. The Settings dialog is organized by separate dialog panels. Select the panel of choice from the list.


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Settings->General

Distance:
General settings for speed and distance units of measure. Choose from Statute Miles, Nautical Miles, or Kilometers.

Elevation:
Settings for elevation and short measurement. Choose from Feet, Metres, or Yards.

Course:
Settings for the display of Heading and directional course. Choose from simple N,S,W,E, to more detail such as NE, and NNE, to decimal degrees.

Compass Type:
Settings for type of directional compass. Options are True course which refers to True North, or Magnetic North which is calculated based on estimated magnetic declination from the current location.

Area: Settings for total Area. Can be in Square Metres, Sq Feet, Sq Yards, Sq Kilometers, Sq Miles, Sq Nautical Miles, Hectares, or Acres.

On Startup:

Use GPS on Startup:
Automatically connects the GPS on program startup. If not selected, then the GPS will need to manually enabled by pressing the GPS icon, GPS Tracking icon, or the menu GPS-Use GPS button.

With GPS Connected:

Run in Background:
Keeps tracking with the GPS in the background after pressing the Home button. Warning: This option will consume more battery power. This feature may not be available in all devices.

Keep Backlight On:
Keeps the backlight of the screen from dimming while navigating with the GPS. Warning: This option will consume more battery power. This feature may not be available in all devices.

Confirm Shutdown:
When the Back key is pressed, selecting this option, will bring up a confirmation dialog to allow you to choose from the following options:
- Exit and shutdown the App. The GPS tracking will be shut down and the program will exit and be removed from memory.
- Minimize the App. Close the App and return to the main Launcher screen. The App will be put into Background mode. If Background Tracking is enabled, PathAway will continue to Track in the background. Otherwise, the App may be eventually terminated by the operating system since it is no longer in use.
- Cancel. Returns the App to its Main Screen. Press Cancel if you inadvertantly press the Back key too many times exiting from the dialogs.


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Settings ->Primary Coordinates/Secondary Coordinates

Define the geographical coordinate display format and datum. Latitude/Longitude, UTM, OSGB, MGRS, or other national grid. Primary coordinates are used for all display and location editing. Secondary Coordinates are used for location info, and optional Secondary coordinate display on a dashboard item.

Position:
Define the geographical coordinate display format. Latitude/Longitude, UTM, OSGB or other national grid.

Datum:
Specify the Datum to use for the coordinates. Most popular datum is WGS84.


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Settings->Map Display

Control what layers are displayed on the maps.

Show Maps:
Display maps on the navigation screen. When not selected, navigation can be done by the virtual map, which will still place your recorded points on the screen based on the current zoom factor.

Show North Arrow:
Display a symbol on the map indicating direction to TRUE north. The arrow is display in the top left quadrant of the screen.

Show Active Track:
Show the currently active track log line. By default, the track log is shown in blue.

Show All Enabled Tracks:
In the Data-Tracks dialog, you can select the "Show" button, and select which Tracks to always display on the screen. This option allows you to turn them all On or Off in order to have a clearer view of the map below it.

Show All Enabled Routes:
In the Data-Routes dialog, you can select the "Show" button, and select which Routes to always display on the screen. This option allows you to turn them all On or Off in order to have a clearer view of the map below it.

Show Active Route:
Show/Hide the track line of the active route being followed.

Line to next point:
Show/Hide the line from the current location to the next point.

Line to next turn:
Show/Hide the line from the current location to the next turn instruction.

Circle next point:
Show/Hide the circle showing the Route Target Proximity Radius around the target point.

Circle next turn:
Show/Hide the circle showing the Route Target Proximity Radius around the target turn instruction point.

Show Track Name Labels:
Show the name of all the tracks and routes that are displayed on the map screen.

Show Time Radials:
Shows circle on map indicating the time it will take to travel to locations on the map. Configurable in the Settings->Radials dialog.

Show Distance Radials:
Shows circle on map indicating the distances to locations on the map.

Show Points:
Show the recorded point icons and/or labels on the map screen.

Show Icons:
Show the point icons. When you zoom out you can specify the threshold when the icons are not to be displayed. This is useful to avoid screen clutter when viewing wide areas. Icons can be displayed in Normal, or double (large) size.

Show Text Labels:
Show the point text labels. When you zoom out you can specify the threshold when the text is not to be displayed. This is useful to avoid screen clutter when viewing wide areas.

Highlight Closest Point:
Show label, distance to, and pointer to the closest point in proximity. You can specify to show the point name (label), distance from current location, and heading from the current location. The following are options for the type of information displayed on the Closest Point Tag.

Show Label:
Display the name on the Closest Point flag.

Show Dist:
Display the distance to the closest point from the current position.

Show Heading:
Show the heading in degrees to the closest point.

Menu Text Normal/Large Text:
Global setting to display normal or large text for popup menus. The large text option is useful for arms length viewing, and finger selection.

Show Dashboard:
Show or Hide the Dashboard

Dashboard Normal/Small/Large Text:
Global setting to show text in different sizes. When large text is selected, each font on the dashboard is expanded by one size. When small text is selected, each font is reduced by one size.

Show Toolbar:
Show or hide the toolbar on the main screens. When the toolbar is hidden, you can access the toolbar by tapping on the bottom of the screen (between dashboard items

 


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Settings ->Profile View

Settings for the Elevation/Speed Profile View screen. Options are:

Tracking View:
Show the profile for the current Track Log. If there is no current track log, the screen will default to the current route.

Route View:
Show the profile for the current route being followed. Note: The route must have some Elevation data for the profile to show. If you are following a Track Log, it will have elevation data. If there is no route available, the screen will default to the current track log.

Show Speed: Toggle the Speed Profile On/Off.
Show Elevation: Toggle the Elevation Profile On/Off.


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Settings ->Tracking

Set track recording Settings. Allows you to Control how often position data is logged to the Active Track Database log.

Record Track History:
Saves recorded GPS location to a logging database while connected.

Track Recording Interval:
Record By Time
or by Distance. Options will change depending on the selection.

If Record By Time is selected:

Time Intervals:
Record track log point at time interval offsets. Set to Constant to record as often as the communications speed and device performance will allow.

If Record By Distance is selected:

Record By Distance:
Select the distance intervals to record track points at. PathAway will record a track point at specified distance traveled markers.

Elevation Correction:
Some GPS receivers interpret the elevation/altitude in different ways. This may require a correction to be applied depending on your locale. Entering a positive value will add an amount to the recorded and displayed elevation. A negative value will subtract.


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Settings ->Alarm

Have audible alarms sound when you reach points of interest, or get off your route track. Set the distance threshold for the proximity point, and choose from one of the predefined alarm sounds.

All Alarms:
Enable/Disable alarms

Edit Alarms:
Customize the sounds played for each alarm. Choose from many built-in sounds or select an external sound file as the alarm.

Off Track Warning:
Set the Off Track warning alarm distance, and sound. This alarm will sound when you veer from the specified track by the off track distance. The Off track alarm will continue to sound every 30 seconds while off-track.

Off Track Left/Right:
Sound different alarms to indicate whether you are left or right of the track. Setting these checkboxes override the default off-track sound.

Proximity Approaching and Reached:
Proximity alarms can be set to alert you at two separate proximity distances. Different sounds can be set to notify you of when you are approaching points.

Turn Instruction Approaching and Reached:
Turn instructions can be created by setting a route point to be an Intersection. The Turn alarm settings will sound as you approach turns. Note, turns are set by selecting “Add Turn Instruction” when adding routes, or by editing a Route point and selecting the “Intersection” icon for the route point.

Turn Left/Right: Sound different alarms to indicate a left or right turn. Setting these checkboxes override the default turn instruction sound.

Altitude Warning:
Defines vertical distance of track route you can get before Elevation too low or too high warning is triggered. Route being followed must contain Elevation data.

Altitude Too High/Low: Sound different alarms to indicate whether you are too high or too low from your target altitude. Setting these checkboxes override the default Altitude warning sound.

GPS Fix Acquired/Lost:
Alarms that sound when a GPS fix is first acquired, or when the signal is lost.

Remote Location Notifications:
Sound alarm when a new remote location is received or when your location is successfully sent. Or set different alarms when a send or retrieve fails.

Location Send Notifications:
Sound alarm when your location is successfully sent. Sound a different alarm if the location send fails. Location Receive Notifications: Sound alarm when a new remote location is received or when a location retrieval fails. The failure alarm applies only to the Http-based Location retrieval.


Settings->Alarms -> Edit Alarms

Set the distance threshold for the proximity, and choose from one of the predefined alarm sounds, or select a custom sound of your own.

Alarm: Choose the type of alarm to modify.

Distance from Target: The distance value that must be reached in order to trigger the alarm. Each trigger is different depending on the type. For Proximity and Turn Instructions, the alarm will sound when you get closer than the specified target distance. Of Off-Track and elevation warnings, you must be further away (or above or below) from this distance for the alarm to sound.

Sound: Set the warning alarm sound. Choose from the pre-defined sounds, or from a sound file of your choice. Press the “Play Sound” button to test the sound.


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Settings ->Radials

Configuration options for the display of time and distance radials on the map.

Show Estimated Travel Time Radials: When enabled, a circle will be drawn on the map for each specified radial value showing the estimated time to reach the area of the map.

Range Time Radials (minutes): PathAway can display the estimated travel time graphically on the map via special range radials set a specific minutes. Each ring shows the estimated time to reach a certain portion of the map. Ie. If the first setting is set to 1 minutes, then there will be a ring shown on the map indicating where you will be in one minute. To adjust the time radials, enter the minutes for each radial separated by a comma. Note: Turn the radials on/off in the View->Map Display dialog.

Show Distance Radials: When enabled, a circle will be drawn on the map for each specified radial value showing the distance to the area of the map.

Range Distance Radials: PathAway can display the distances graphically on the map via special range radials set a specific distances. Each ring shows the estimated time to reach a certain portion of the map. Ie. If the first setting is set to 1 km, then there will be a ring shown on the map indicating 1 km from the current position. To adjust the radials, enter the distance for each radial separated by a comma. For values less then whole numbers, enter the decimal point distance value. Ie. 0.5 Note: Turn the radials on/off in the Settings->Map Display dialog.


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Settings->Position Marker

The Position Marker is the Arrow or cursor in the center of the screen. It represents your current geographical position on the map. If you are navigating with a GPS, it points in your direction of travel. If you are disconnected and following a route, it will point in the direction to the next point in the route. You can set the style of direction pointer in the Position Marker Style dialog. In the Position Marker Style dialog, you can choose the desired Direction Arrow style, color, and size of the marker. For more emphasis on screen, set the 3d Effect to create a shadow behind the marker.


Settings->Colors & Lines

The Colors and Lines dialog allows you to to improve the visibility of the navigation displays on the map. Select the preferences category Color and Lines to activate this dialog. Here you can change the way the lines and colors on the maps are displayed. If you have a color device, you can create easy-to-read contrast between your maps and route and track lines. Experiment with this option until you've found a view that suits you.

Active Route: Set the color and width of the Active route line. Can set whether to show each route point mark as well. Brings up Line Style dialog.

Line to Next Point: Set the color and width of the line from the current position to the next point on the route. These are shown when the preferences option "Show All Tracks" is on. Can set whether to show each route point mark as well. Brings up Line Style dialog.

Circle Next Route Point: Set the color and width of the circle for the next point on the route. Brings up Line Style dialog.

Other Routes: Set the color and width of the non-active Route lines. These are shown when the preferences option "Show All Tracks" is on. Can set whether to show each route point mark as well. Brings up Line Style dialog.

Active Track: Set the color and width of the Active track log line. Can set whether to show each track point mark as well. Brings up Line Style dialog.

Other Tracks: Set the color and width of the non-active Track lines. These are shown when the preferences option "Show All Tracks" is on. Can set whether to show each track point mark as well. Brings up Line Style dialog.

Point Labels Text/Background: Change the display color and background of the point label text.

Point Icons: Change the default color used when Point Icons are out of range.

Dashboard Text/Background: Change the display color of the dashboard text and background.

North Arrow: Change the display color of the North Arrow displayed on the map.


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Settings->Time Estimates

Control how time-based estimates are calculated.

Time Estimates based on:
• Recorded Track Speed: Report to the exact time it took previously on a followed track. Applies only when "Following" a recorded track. If this option is disabled, then speed estimates will be based on the "Then" settings

Then
• Current Speed: Estimates based on current speed. Set the speed in the Custom Speed box.
• Average Speed: Estimates based on current average speed.
• Activity Average Speed: Estimates based on an estimated average speed set for the current vehicle.
• Custom Speed: Estimates based on current speed. Set the speed in the Custom Speed box.

Show Estimated Speed on Dashboard:
On the dashboard items that show estimated time data, this option will display a symbol to indicate what it is basing its time estimate on. Symbols are T=Track, S=Current Speed, V=Average Speed, A=Activity Average Speed.


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Settings->Routes

Route Preferences. Define preferences for navigating using routes.

Route Warnings

Off Track Warning: Defines distance to right or left of route track you can get before Off-track warning is triggered.

Elevation Warning: Defines vertical distance of track route you can get before Elevation too low, too high warning is triggered. Route being followed must contain Elevation information.

Route Navigation

Follow Routes in Sequence: By Default, PathAway targets the Next Route point by determining the closest route point in the direction of travel. This might not be the most desirable method for navigation since, some routes my crisscross, or loop back. Or perhaps, the route requires a grid pattern to be run. In this case, the Follow Routes in Sequence can force PathAway to Target only the Next Point after the current target point, when it reaches the Route Pt Proximity Radius.

Route Pt Proximity Radius: This specifies the criteria for determining when a Route point target has been reached. The wider the radius setting, the sooner the PathAway will move onto the next route point target.

Manual Route Advance Only: In certain cases, it may be required that the Route target point be advanced manually. If Manual Route advance is enabled, then PathAway will stay fixed on the target route point until you specify Advance Route Target Point
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Settings->Point

Preferences related to the display of points and naming of new points.

In Proximity when within:
Defines the radius to search for points to display in proximity list.

Auto Point Naming:
Define how new points are auto-named. Points can be automatically named by geographical coordinate or be incrementing numeric ids.

Point View Width: Set the map display range threshold for when to display the icons and text labels. When zoomed out to a range higher than these settings, the icons will be shown only as dots, and the text will not be displayed. Note, the icons and text can be turned on and off completely in the “Settings > Map Display” dialog.


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Settings->Folders

The Folders dialog allows you to specify the file folders that PathAway uses to look for Custom Maps. By default, PathAway uses folders on the main storage area, and looks for storage on an external SDCard. Note that some devices reference folders and sdcard's differently so PathAway may not initially find the correct folders. This can be modified in the Folders Settings.

On first time startup, PathAway enumerates the folders as follows:

Subsequent startup:

Folders Menu Commands:
Add Folder...: Register a new folder. PathAway will look for databases in the new folders. Note, PathAway does not search for databases in sub-folders.
Delete Folder: Removes a folder from the Folder Enumeration list. PathAway will no longer search for databases in this folder. Note, the default folders cannot be removed.


Settings->Folders->Add Folders

This dialog allows you to add and remove PathAway folders. Simply Check the folders you want PathAway to look for databases. Uncheck folders to remove them from the enumeration list. Note, the <Personal Folder>\PathAway folder cannot be removed.
To select new folders, turn On the checkbox beside the folder name. To open a folder to view its contents, tap on the folder name.
New Folder: Create a new folder. Edit the folder name and press OK to apply the name. Once the folder is created, it will appear in the folder selector list and you can check it off.


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Settings->Register

*For PathAway.com version only*. When you purchase, you are provided with a registration key based on the UID of your device. This screen you can enter your registration key to unlock the trial version for full use, or to retrieve your registration key if you need to upgrade the application.



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Settings->My Accounts

For Subscription Services, you will need to create a PathAway account. For some services, you may need an X-Traverse.com account. Login to your accounts here in order to activate the subscription services you have purchased. If you don't have an account, you can enter this dialog to register for a new one.

Service: Select the service to log in to. Choose from PathAway.com, or if you have X-Traverse services you want to access from PathAway, then you can login to PathAway here. X-Traverse services include Weather Forecast Overlays, Special WebMaps and downloadable charts such as nautical and topographic. To susbcribe to Weather Forecasts or other PathAway subscription services, choose PathAway.com.

New Account: For creating a PathAway.com account only. For X-Traverse.com accounts, go to http://X-Traverse.com.

Forgot Password: To reset your password in case you forgot it. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.


Settings->Weather Forecasts

Subscribe or view current Weather Forecast subsciption.

To subscribe to premium weather forecasts, you can choose a monthly or annual premium subscription, and choose Subscribe to go to a secure purchase page to complete your subscription purchase. If you already have a premium subscription, you can unsubscribe here. If you unsubscribe, you subscription will expire at the next billing cycle.


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GPS Menu Dialogs

Dialogs from the GPS menu bar.

GPS->Start New Trip...

For selecting route and track recording log options before beginning a trip. This dialog requires that you have previously defined or recorded the routes or points you are going to use for navigation.

Follow Active Route:
To navigate in PathAway you must choose to Follow a Route, Track log, or a stored Point. A Route is a series of points that create the line that you will follow while navigating. You can choose a recorded Track Log as well to follow. Finally, you can choose a Point and navigate directly to it. When you start navigation, select whether to use your Active Route to follow for navigation. If you have no route selected, this option will be disabled.

Record to Track Log:
Turn on or off track recording. Choose to create a new track log, or to add to the current track database. If you choose new track, then all travel stats will be reset. I. e. Odometer, travel time etc.

Reset Odometer / Start New Track Log:
Select Yes to reset the odometer to zero, and start a new track log database to record to. This will automatically generate a new track log name. To find this track log name, go to the Options->Tracks dialog and look for the ‘*’ beside the track log details. By default the tracks names start with “Track” and are followed by the creation date and time. I.e. "Track 2009-09-05 15-51", means the track log was created on Sept 5th 2009, at 3:51 pm. Select No to Add to the Existing Track Log.  If you are continuing a trip, you can append to the current track log by selecting this option. You can also choose this option and type in a new name for the track log. This will create a new log and record your track records to it.


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GPS->Reset...

For clearing the odometer and route in order to clear all the data.

Deactivate Current Route: Select Yes to turn Route Navigation off. Select No to leave it as is. If you deactivate a route, you can still start it up again by selecting it from the Track/Route or Points menu. Or by selecting a point on the map via map context menu and choosing “Add to Route”.

Reset Odometer / Start New Track Log: Select Yes to reset the odometer to zero, and start a new track log database to record to. This will automatically generate a new track log name. Select No to leave the odometer as is, and to continue appending to the current track


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Data Menu Dialogs

Operations for viewing and managing all stored points, routes, maps, and recorded track logs.


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Data->Points

Lists all points. Points may be stored in multiple databases. Select a point to view on the map, edit point information, delete, add new points.

List of Points: Select the point to perform a command on. The second line displays extra information about the point. You can change what is shown on this line via the Menu->Select Data command. Tap on a point to view it's details. Double Tap on the point to bring up a menu of options to perform on the point.


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Points Dialog - Toolbar and Main Menu

Double tap on the point to bring up a menu of options to perform on the point.

Edit
For selectively deleting points.

New Point...
Creates a new point. Will launch the Point Edit Dialog.

Search
Dialog to enter the name of a point to search for. Search will scroll to and select the point found.

Select Data > sub-menu
Control the Point Information displayed on the second line of the Points list.

Location Coordinates

Abbreviation Latitude-Longitude coordinates

Latitude (NS)

Latitude or Northing

Longitude (EW)

Longitude or Easting

Grid

Location Grid number (for grid-based coordinates such as UTM or OSGB)

Elevation

Recorded Elevation or Altitude above sea level

Note

1st line of the Notes field

Time

Point recorded time

Proximity

Distance to the point from the current location

ETE Direct to

Estimated amount of time to travel directly to point.

ETA Direct to

Estimated time of arrival directly to the point.

Vert Dist to

Vertical distance from current location to point

Vert Angle to

Vertical angle in degrees to the point from current location

Leg Time

Applies to track points only. Time between previous point and current point.

Leg Dist

Applies to track points only. Distance between previous point and current point.

Leg Speed

Applies to track points only. Speed between previous point and current point.

Leg Time/Dist

Applies to track points only. Time per distance (pace) between previous point and current point. I.e. min/km or min/mile.

Points Dialog - Selected Point Context Menu

Show Details:
View Point details.

Edit Point:
For modifying the details of the selected point, such as name, geographical coordinates, description, and icon. Launches the Point Edit Dialog.

Add to Route:
Add point to current route, or create a new route to this point.

Delete Point…
Deletes the selected point.

Show on Map…
Shows the selected point centered on the navigation screen.


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Edit Point Dialog

Edit point name, geographic location, description, and choose an icon to represent the point on the map. This dialog is used whenever a new Point is added. New points can be added via the Add Point command from the Map Context menu, or from the Data->Points dialog.

Name:
Name for the point. Maximum length is 79 characters. All characters except (commas and quotes) are valid.

Note:
Describe the point. Maximum length is 4000 characters

Point Icon:
Apply an icon to your point for easy identification on the map.

Media:
Attach a photo or video to the point. Take a picture or add from your album

Longitude/Latitude:
Geographical coordinates for the point. See Entering Location coordinates for information on how to enter location coordinates. If your units are in other grids such as UTM, or OSGB, then the data entry prompts will be Grid, Northing and Easting.

Elevation:
Altitude above sea level for the point.

Improve Accuracy - Pinpoint:
The Pinpoint feature will improve the accuracy of the geographical location of the point by taking multiple samples and average the top accuracy results to provide a more precise location. This is done by Starting the PinPoint, remaining as stationary as possible, then allowing the GPS to sample the location for a few seconds. Usually, about 15 seconds of sampling is enough to obtain a very accurate result, providing the GPS has a good quality fix.


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Edit Point Options Menu

Show on Map:
Center the map on the current point.

Add to Route:
Add point to current route.

Delete�:
Delete the point.


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Data->Routes

Route management dialog. Lists all of your routes. You can create new routes, edit a route, or choose an existing route to follow forward or reverse. The current Route you are following is indicated in the rightmost column by an (f) for forward, or (r) for reverse.

To Select a Route to follow, or view it's details, select it from the list

Routes Dialog - Toolbar and Menus

Show
Select Routes to always display on the map. Thee routes are referred to as "Other Routes". They can be toggled on/off entirely in the Settings->Map Display dialog.

Select
Select multiple routes to perform commands on. When selected, a checkbox will appear beside each route. Check the routes to perform the action on. Commands are:
- Delete: Delete all Checked Routes
- Export: Export all Checked Routes.

Import
Import GPS/LOC/KML/KMZ or PathAway pw* files into PathAway databases. Only data that contains routes will be shown in this dialog.

New
Creates a new route. Will launch the Edit Details Dialog.


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Data->Routes - Selected Route Context Menu

Show Details
Displays details of the route, such as name, activity, number of points, length.

Edit Details
For modifying the details of the route, such as name, activity, and individual points. Launches the Edit Route Database Details Dialog.

Follow Off:
Clears the Follow flag on the selected route.

Follow Forward:
Activate the selected Route to follow from the start. As you travel, your current position along the route will be displayed. Information such as ETA, Dist to Next point, Distance to destination etc. can be displayed.

Follow Reverse:
Activate the selected Route to follow in reverse order starting at end point of the route.

View Points...
View and edit all the route points in the Points Dialog.

Goto Start Location
Position the center of the map to the start of the selected route. If the route is the active route being followed, it will be shown on the map as well.

Delete…
Deletes the selected route.

New Route…
Creates a new route. Will launch the Route Database Details Dialog.

Export…
Exports the selected file to PathAway comma delimited format, GPX, KML or KMZ. For routes the default extension is .pwrte.

Recalc Data
Analyzes and repairs the summary statistics for the route.


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Data->Routes->Edit Details

For modifying the details of the route, such as name, activity, and individual points.

Activity: The activity the route is intended for. I.e. walking, biking cycling.

Folder: Name of folder route is stored in. (can�t be changed)

Name: Name of Route. Edit to change the name of the Route.

Description: Description of the route.


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Data->Tracks

Lists of your recorded tracks. Choose a track to follow for pinpoint accurate routing.

Tracks Dialog - Tools Menu

Show
Select Tracks to always display on the map. Thee routes are referred to as "Other Tracks". They can be toggled on/off entirely in the Settings->Map Display dialog.

Select
Select multiple tracks to perform commands on. When selected, a checkbox will appear beside each track log. Check the tracks to perform the action on. Commands are:
- Delete: Delete all Checked Track Logs
- Export: Export all Checked Track Logs.

Import
Import GPS/LOC/KML/KMZ or PathAway pw* files into PathAway databases. Only data that contains track logs will be shown in this dialog.


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Data->Tracks- Selected Track - Context Menu

Show Details
Displays details of the route, such as name, activity, number of points, length.

Edit Details:
For modifying the details of the track log, such as name, activity, and individual points. Launches the Edit Track Details Dialog.

Follow Off:
Clears the Follow flag on the selected track.

Follow Forward:
Activate the selected Track to follow from the start. As you travel, your current position along the route will be displayed. Information such as ETA, Dist to Next point, Distance to destination etc. can be displayed.

Follow Reverse:
Activate the selected Track to follow in reverse order starting at end point of the Track.

Points...:
View and edit all the route points in the Points Dialog.

Goto Start Location:
Position the center of the map to the start of the selected track. If the track is the active track log, it will be shown on the map as well.

Activate Log:
Sets the selected track as the active track log. The track is Displayed on the current navigation screen. All subsequent position recording added to this track. If checked, it indicates that the selected track is the active log and GPS data will be added to it. Press this option to deactivate the logging to the selected track.

Export…
Exports the selected file to PathAway comma delimited format, GPX, KML or KMZ. For tracks the default extension is .pwtrk.

Delete…
Deletes the selected track database(s).

Recalc Data
Analyzes and repairs the summary statistics for the route.

 


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Data->Tracks->Edit Track Details

For editing the details of the track log, such as name, activity, description.

Activity:
The activity the track was used for. I.e. walking, biking cycling.

Name:
Name of Track. Edit to change the name of the track log.

Description:
Description of the track.


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Data->Point Databases

Lists of your points databases, Choose a point database to make the active database for which new points will be added to.

Point Database - Tools and Main Menu

Select
Perform commands on multiple Point Databases. Active the "Select" mode, the checkmarks will appear to the right of the Point Database name. Check all the desired databases, then choose the command to execute.
- Delete: Delete all Checked Point Databases.
- Export: Export all Checked Point Databases.

New Database
Creates a new Point Database. Will launch the Edit Details Dialog.

Import...
Import GPS/LOC or PathAway pw* files into PathAway databases.


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Data->Point Databases->Selected Points Database - Context Menu

Show Details
Displays details of the Point Database, such as name, activity, number of points, length.

Edit Details
For modifying the details of the Point Database, such as name, activity, and individual points. Launches the Points Database Details Dialog.

View Points...
View Points of the selected database in the Points Dialog.

Export
Exports the selected file to PathAway comma delimited format, GPX, KML or KMZ. For Point Databases the default extension is .pwpts.

Delete
Deletes the selected Points Database.


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Data->Point Database->Edit Details

For editing the details of the Point Database, such as name, activity, description.

Activity: The activity the points in the track are used for. I.e. walking, biking cycling.

Name: Name of Point Database.

Description: Description of the Point Database

Store New Points Here: When this option is turned on for this database, then all new points will automatically be added to this database.


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Data->WebMaps

WebMaps is a feature which allows you to download maps on-the-fly while navigating via GPS. WebMaps accesses various Web Map Servers to extract portions of the map to fill the screen. With WebMaps, you will always have the screen filled with a map, since new map sections are downloaded and displayed as you move.

Note, the maps are extracted from third-party services, so their availability is not guaranteed.

Download Maps from Internet:
When tuned ON, PathAway will automatically connect to the internet and download map sections from the Source Map server.

Show Cached Maps when offline:
When Download Maps is OFF, and Show Cached is ON, then PathAway will display the any map sections stored in the cache. You should clear the Cache on a regular basis to prevent the device from running out of memory.

Memory Cache Size:
Specify the amount of memory to use to cache the maps in memory. The higher the size, the better performance. However, setting this amount too high could cause the program to run out of memory.

Note, there is no limit set to the size of the Map Cache folder, so it should be cleared from time to time.


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Data->Offline WebMaps

This feature allows you to download and cache offline(on the device) large map sections and multiple resolutions at once rather that zoom and scroll to download them. Before selecting this option, position the map view to the area you would like to "offline". The select this option and follow the steps in the "Offline Webmaps" dialog.

Please note that downloading webmaps for offline use requires a significant amount of storage space, and could take a long time to download. Please only download the map sections you require, as the service provider may block you if you download too much data at once.

Also ensure you are connected via WIFI or tethered internet connection, to ensure you're not charged for a large amount of data downloading from your cellular service provider.

Max Zoom: Specify the zoom range to download. This option will start at the current zoom to the maximum zoom available for the map service. The Estimated size and time options will update as you change the number of zoom levels to download.

Once you press the Ok button to start the download, the program will return to the map screen. The toolbar at the bottom will change to a progress indicator showing the tiles downloaded. This process can be cancelled at any time.


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Data->Calibrate Map

Once maps have been transferred to the device, you can fine-tune the map coordinates by matching the positions of known points on the maps, with the actual position displayed by the map. Resolution, and offset of the map is adjusted.
First you should select and "Show" the map you are going to calibrate onto the map screen. If the map to calibrate is not visible, go to the Options-Maps dialog, and choose the map by it's name, and tap the Show button.
To calibrate the map, select the Options-Calibrate Map menu options. You will be shown a dialog with calibration options.

Calibrate THREE or more known points on the map: This method allow you to select up to 9 known points to be used for calibration. This method is useful if your map does not have horizontal and vertical latitude and longitude lines respectively. Use this method for the highest map accuracy. Selecting this method will bring up a panel below the map. Options in this panel allow you to select points on the map for use in calibration, select captured points for use, or enter the coordinates manually.
Calibrate using Nudge Controls: Nudge Map Calibration controls are for making small adjustments to the maps. They work best when you have a map and have recorded tracks with the GPS and or have marked a few points. If the track doesn't exactly line up with a road, or points are not right on the place they should be, you can use the nudge controls to "Line up" the maps with the known points.


Calibrate by THREE or more known points

The Known Points Calibration method brings up an interactive screen that allows you to select the known points on the map, and then specify their geographic coordinates. If you have saved points already, you can select these points to be used in the calibration. Commands are as follows:
Show: Highlight this button to automatically move the map into view of the calibration point.
Mark: Highlight this button to mark the point on the map as it’s pixel coordinate. To mark the point, double tap on the location on the map where this point resides.
Point…: Select an existing point from the Points Database to use as the geographic coordinates for the calibration point.
Delete/Trash: Remove the calibration point.
Edit..: Modify the calibration geographic points manually
< # >: Traverse through the calibration points.
X: Exit Calibration mode. You will be prompted to Save or Cancel your changes.


Calibrate using Nudge Controls

When the option for calibrating using Nudge controls is selected, the nudge control screen is shown.
Nudge moves adjusting the calibration of the map by geographical coordinates. This amount of adjustment is set by the nudge factor. The nudge factor is set in decimal degrees.
This screen contains a number of buttons for adjusting the coordinates of the map. As well, a nudge factor can be set for adjusting the precision to which to move the map.
Adjusts the map towards the corresponding direction by the given factor (nudge).
Adjusts the map in both directions horizontally or vertically by the given factor.
Adjusts the map in both directions equally horizontally and vertically by the given factor. Effect is to make the map appear to cover a larger or smaller geographical space.
Note if the geographical width is not exactly the same as the height, then the map sizing movement will appear to be of different values horizontally and vertically, since the pixel coverage of a nautical mile (degree lat or lon) is different between width and height.


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Data->Import

The Import command brings external data such as maps, tracks, routes, and points into the app. Files can be imported directly or from an online service. Currently X-Traverse is the only online service available.

Local File: Import local files that have been copied to the current device. Select the files from the file selector.

Supported Maps: PathAway .prc, unprotected BSB/KAP.
Supported Data: Track logs, points, routes in GPX, KML, KMZ, and PathAway delimited format.

X-Traverse Maps: Import X-Traverse downloadable maps available in your X-Traverse account. See http://x-traverse.com for more information on available downloadable maps. Note, that X-Traverse has 2 types of maps available, dynamic WebMaps and downloadable maps. The X-Traverse WebMaps maps are selected via the Data->WebMaps dialog.

 



Data->Import->X-Traverse Maps

X-Traverse has 2 different types of maps available from its online service. Dynamically downloaded WebMaps, and Imported Maps. Depending on the type of map you have subscribed to, you will need to choose your X-Traverse maps either from the Data->WebMaps dialog, or the Data->Import dialog. Typically, the marine raster charts are Import maps only. This means they are downloaded in entirety at once and stored in protected form on your device. For these maps, use the Import->X-Traverse Maps option.

The Import X-Traverse Maps dialog will contain the selection of all Map subscriptions presently active on your account. If account information is not setup, you will be prompted to enter your account information.

Once a map set has been selected, it may still need to be activated for your current device. To activate X-Traverse for your device, press the "Activate" option on the screen. Once activated, PathAway will display the list of available maps to download.

Map List: Lists all of the maps available for download. If the map item has a checkbox over its icon, then the map has been downloaded and is accessible via the Data->Maps dialog, or

To download, select a map, and choose "Download" from the menu. The map will be downloaded and a checkbox will be displayed beside the map name, indicating it has been downloaded.

To view the downloaded map, select and choose "Show" from the menu. The maps can also be accessed via the Data->Maps dialog.

 


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Remote Send/Retrieve Dialogs

Remote->Send Location Dialog

PathAway PRO provides the ability to send locations to others so they can see where you are. Others can view your location directly on their handheld or via Web server. 
There are two methods for sending location. SMS (Simple Messaging Service) or HTTP. To Send your location, ensure you have a Wireless data connection, and connect your GPS and acquire a fix of your current location. Next, select the main menu option Remote->Send My Location.

The “Send My Location” dialog allows you to quickly send your location using a pre-configured send profile. Before sending you should setup the Remote Send Settings and add a profile to send to. If there are no Send profiles, available, press the New button to create one. Refer to the Remote->Remote Settings->Send Locations dialog for instructions on how to create "Send Profiles":

Once a profile has been setup, simply turn on the checkbox of the profile you want to send with, and press the "Send" button. The program will perform the Send in the background and report the result via popup message.


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Remote->Remote Settings

Remote->Remote Settings->Remote Services

List all of the currently define Remote Services. Tap on an item to Remove the service from the list, or edit its settings.

In order to send and retrieve remote locations, you must first setup a remote service. By default PathAway provides some pre-defined services such as SMS Messaging, and PathAway Findme. To just use these services, then this dialog can be skipped.

Turn On the checkbox of the service so it appears as an option in the Send and Retrieve Locations Service options.

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Remote->Remote Settings->Remote Services->New/Edit

Setup a new remote service. Check with your service provider to obtain the proper configuration details.

Name: This is the name that will appear in the "Services" dropdown, when a Send location is setup.

Send Location

Can Send Location:
Check this option if locations can be sent to the service.

Send Type: Select the type of service. Types are: HTTP Get, HTTP Put, and SMS

Send Format: Select the protocol format the service expects. This dropdown contains all of the supported formats. If you are sending via SMS directly to other PathAway handhelds, use the PathAway format. If your format is not listed, please contact PathAway Technical support to make a suggestion to add it.

Send Addresses: This is the address to send the location to.
For SMS, enter the cellular phone number of the recipient. ie. 416-555-1212
For Http, enter the Web URL of the recipient server.  Example https://pathaway.com/cgi-bin/locpost.cgi.
Caution: Do not enter any variable parameters on this line (ie. https://url.com?x=y etc.).

Format: The Format dropdown lists the available formats available to send. Check with your Tracking Service provider for the required format to send in. If you just want to send a textual info to the recipient to view in their messaging client, then choose Text - Trip Info as the format.

Retrieve Location

Can Retrieve Location:
Check this option if locations can be sent to the service.

Retrieve Type: Select the type of service. Types are: HTTP Get, HTTP Put. Note, locations cannot be retrieved by SMS service, but locations can be received by SMS when SMS messages are being monitored by PathAway. See "Auto Retrieve Settings - SMS Location Receive"

Retrieve Format: Select the protocol format the service expects. This dropdown contains all of the supported formats. If your format is not listed, please contact PathAway Technical support to make a suggestion to add it.

Http Address for Retrieve Location
This is the http address to call to request the locations. Note that for Auto Retrieve, PathAway will only ask for the most recent location updates.
For SMS, enter the cellular phone number of the recipient. ie. 416-555-1212
Caution: Do not enter any variable parameters on this line (ie. http://url.com?x=y etc.).

Format: The Format dropdown lists the available formats available to use to retrieve. Check with your Tracking Service provider for the required format to retrieve in.

Account Info

The service provider account information. If the service provider has an account and password requirement, then enter it here.

Account name: Account name as provided from Remote Tracking service provider.

Password: Password as provided from Remote Tracking service provider.


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Remote->Send Location

Setup all of the profiles to send locations to. This dialog lists all of the currently setup Send Location profiles. By default, one profile is setup for you which will send your location to the PathAway FindMe service using your UID as the identifier. You can change this identifier if you edit the default profile.

To create a new profile, press the New button to create one. Refer to the Remote->Remote Settings->Send Locations dialog for instructions on how to create "Send Profiles":

Once a profile has been setup, simply turn on the checkbox of any profiles you want to see in the list for Send Location.

 


Remote->Remote Settings->Send Locations->New/Edit

Display Name:
This is the name you want to appear on the remote service or user's map screen. Typically it will be your own name.

Service: Select the service you want to use to send the location. These services are configured in the Remote Settings->Remote Services dialog.

Remote ID:  The Remote ID represents the name that will identify you to the recipient of your location. The ID to send can be set to your “UID” as it appears on your handheld, or it can be set to a custom ID by selecting “Other”. Usually, Remote Tracking Services have a unique ID registered for each device authorized to send it’s data.

 


Remote->Remote Settings->Retrieve Location

Setup all of the profiles to retrieve locations from. This dialog lists all of the currently setup Retrieve Location profiles. By default, one profile is setup for you which will retrieve your location from the PathAway FindMe service using your UID as the identifier. You can change this identifier if you edit the default profile.

To create a new profile, press the New button to create one. Refer to the Remote->Remote Settings->Retrieve Locations->New/Edit dialog for instructions on how to create "Retrieve Profiles":

Once a profile has been setup, simply turn on the checkbox of any profiles you want to see in the list for Retrieve Locations.


Remote->Remote Settings->Retrieve Locations->New/Edit

Display Name:
This is the name you want to appear on your is the Retrieve Locations profile list.

Service: Select the service you want to use to retrieve the location. These services are configured in the Remote Settings->Remote Services dialog.

Remote ID:  The Remote ID represents the name that will identify the remote location to the remote server.


Remote->Remote Settings->Auto Send Settings

You can configure PathAway to send your location manually via “Send Location” command, or automatically on certain intervals. This dialog allows you to setup the automatic location send intervals.

Auto Send Location:
Checkbox indicating to automatically send your location at pre-defined intervals.

Location Send Frequency:
Options to trigger the location send based on one of the following frequency settings:

- Time Interval: Send location at the specified time intervals.
- Distance Interval. Send is triggered every x distance traveled.
- Distance Interval from Start. Sends your location as you cross the threshold of the specified distance from your start location. If you move back towards your start location, the trigger will again send the location. This feature is very useful for search and rescue purposes where the distance from a start location is needed in order to determine a search radius.


Remote->Remote Settings->Auto Retrieve Settings

Settings and Configuration for Retrieval of Remote locations.
SMS Location Receive: If your handheld has SMS (Simple Text Messaging) capabilities, turning on this option will monitor the incoming SMS messages for Remote Locations. As messages are received, then will be shown on the map.
Web Location Retrieval: Locations tracked via Http are posted to a Web-based Tracking Server. With this checkbox on, the app will poll the remote service for new locations at the specified time interval

Polling Interval: (Applies to Http Location Retrieval) Set the time interval between checking and downloading new locations.
Note: If you are polling often, this could result in significant data usage charges from your service provider.

Settings: Go to the Retrieve Location Settings Dialog to configure PathAway for Remote Location retrieval.


Remote->Remote Settings->Map Display

The labels for the remotes can contain a lot of information about the remote. This section allows you to control how and what displayed on the map screen.

Show Remote Locations: Show or Hide all active Remote Ids.

Show Name: Show the name or label of the remote. If the Label is empty, then the Remote ID will be shown.

Show Elevation: Display the elevation above sea-level of the remote.

Show Heading: Display the direction the remote is traveling in.

Show Speed: Show the speed the remote is moving.

Show Recorded Time: Show the date and time which the location was received. Note: if the location was received on the current day, then the date will not be shown.

Show Distance to Remote: Show the distance from the current location to the remote’s location.

Show Course to Remote: Show the directional heading from the current position to the remote.
Show Elevation to Remote:. Show the amount of above or below the current elevation. Note 123/ means remote is above the current location, 123\ means remote is below.
Show Off-Map Remotes: If this option is turned on, then the label of the remote will be shown in the corner of the screen in the general direction of the remote. Note: You can double tap on the label and select “Show on Map” from the menu to center the map on the screen.

Show Line to Remote: This option will draw a line from the current location to the location of each remote. The lines will be drawn in the color of the background of each remote.


Remote Settings->Auto-Center

Control the automatic cycling the map view to show the location of each Remote.
Automatically Center Remotes:  Turn on this option to have the map view show each remote location one at a time. This option is only active while disconnected from the GPS.
Auto Cycling Interval every x seconds:


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Remote->Locations Received

Lists all of the received locations. Turn on the checkbox beside each remote to display it on the map screen.

Select Menu

Edit Details: Change display name and color of remote item.

View Details: View info on the selected location.

Remove: Remove the location from the list. The location can't be recovered unless it is retrieved from the remote service again.

Show on Map: Display the remote in the center of the map screen.

Activate: Select the remote to display on map. (same as pressing the checkbox)

 


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Remote->Locations Received->Edit Remote Item

Remote Items can be displayed in different colors and with either it’s ID, or a simpler label name. These can be changed by editing the attributes of the remote.

ID: Identifier of the Remote. This ID must match the ID identified by the Remote Tracking Service.

Label: Display label for remote. Use in cases where the remote id is a very long name, or if a more descriptive name is required.

Background and Text buttons: You can change the Text and the background color of the Remote by selecting the appropriate buttons. This will bring up a color palette dialog where you can change the colors associated with the remote.
 

 

 

 


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Terminology 

Dashboard

Customizable Border around navigation map screens. It contains useful travel statistics and information. Dashboard items can be modified via selecting a particular item and bringing up it�s context menu. See Dashboard-Context Menu in the Reference manual.

GPS

Global Positioning System uses a series of satellites to transmit data to receivers enabling them to accurately pinpoint their location and elevation on earth. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Defense as a military system, GPS has become a global utility. It benefits users around the world in many different applications, including air, road, marine, and rail navigation, telecommunications, emergency response, oil exploration, mining, and many more. Your device includes an Embedded GPS which PathAway utilizes to obtain positional information.

Icons

Icons in PathAway are small images used in PathAway to mark the location of Points on a map.

Points

Points are locations marked by the user. Each point can be identified by a name, icon, and description. The icon you choose for your point, will be displayed on the map. In PathAway, points are stored in the Points database. You create multiple points databases to store points. The Points databases can be viewed in the Data->Point Databases Dialog. Often Points are also referred to as waypoints.

Proximity

While traveling, PathAway will display the points on the map that are in close proximity. If following a track, the distance to the closest point on the track, and the distance to the end of the track are displayed.

Simulate

Simulates a route by moving the map to points along the route in sequence until the end of the route. Use the simulate to verify routes you�ve created, or to review tracks after they�ve been recorded.

Routes

Routes can be created by linking points together in a sequence. When following a route, the distance to next point, and time and distance to destination are displayed. Also, the distance and direction off of the route is shown.

Activity

Define your mode of transportation or activity, for easy searching for routes and tracks. Time Estimates can be made by the default vehicle speed or a custom speed you choose

Tracks

Tracks can be created by recording GPS movement. These tracks can then be �Followed� to perform as an accurate guide for the travel.

WebMaps

WebMaps is a feature which allows you to download maps on-the-fly while navigating via GPS. WebMaps accesses various Web Map Servers to extract portions of the map to fill the screen.


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Further Information and Instructions

For further information and instructions on using PathAway refer to the following:

PathAway Web Site - Visit http://PathAway.com Support and section for further information. The PathAway Forum is also available on the web site to help you connect with others using the program.