PathAway GPS 5 LE

GPS Navigation and Tracking Software

for the  iPhone

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 Toolabar 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.

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 travelled, 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 travelling, 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 travelling 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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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 tapping on the map and choosing the "Add Point" menu option.

If the point loadtion 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->file:. 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 click 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 Tapping 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 "NewRoute 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.

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, bring up the menu of the item you would like to customize. The Dashboard Options menu will appear showing the currently selected item and the options to available to set for the dashboard.

To bring up the Dashboard item menu, Double tap on the item.

When 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.


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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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Importing Points, Tracks, and Routes

To import data files, PathAway supports import of GPX, KML, KMZ, and PathAway delimited format.

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

Method 1. Use iTunes File Sharing, to copy maps from your PC to your device.
- In iTunes, choose your device from the list at the side panel
- Select the "Apps" Tab.
- Scroll to the bottom, you'll see the title "File Sharing".
- Choose the "PathAway Ex" icon.
- Choose "Add Files..."
- Select the PathAway data files to copy to your device.
- Run PathAway on your iPhone or iPad.
- Select "Data->Import".
- Choose the maps to Import, and select "Start Import".
- Once completed, your new data will be accessable by selecting one of the "Data" menu options.

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Method 2. Email the data files to yourself on your iPhone/iPad. Files can be zipped up together for batch import. Then in your email, "Open" the attachment with "PathAway Ex"

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Method 3. You can place the data files on a Webserver or File Sharing service such as iDisk or SkyDrive and "Open" the data directly from Safari. This will force the maps to be imported into PathAway. Again, files can be zipped up for batch import.

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Method 4. Use an application such as "Dropbox" to copy your files into your device. Then in the Dropbox app, "Open" the files to import.
(Dropbox will display "Unable to View File". Tap the bottom right (symbol of an arrow coming out of a box), and select "PathAway Ex" to open in PathAway.


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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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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 Alarm 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 todestination” and “Course to next point” are displayed. Note, there are other Route detaisl 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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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.

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

Find:
Options for finding locations.

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

Help:
Launch the program manual.



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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 Map:
Show the map most closely matching current position and zoom setting.
On Hide Map:
If one of your maps is displayed on the screen, it will be hidden and the blank virtual map will be displayed.

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.


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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 and hold on an area of the map, or you press the Center/Select button. 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.

With GPS Connected:

Keep Power On:
Keeps device from automatically turning off while navigating with the GPS. Warning: This option will consume more battery power.

Keep Backlight On:
Keeps the backlight of the screen from dimming while navigating with the GPS. Warning: This option will consume more battery power.

Run in background:
Keeps tracking with the GPS in the background after pressing the Home button. Warning: This option will consume more battery power.

Use GPS on Startup:
Automatically connects the GPS on program startup.

Automatic Trip Timer Start:
Automatically starts the Trip Timer when GPS is connected.

Screen:

Auto Rotate Screen:
Automatically rotate the screen when device orientation changes.


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Settings ->Coordinates

Define the geographical coordinate display format and datum. Latitude/Longitude, UTM, OSGB, MGRS, or other national grid.

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 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.

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

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

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

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 ->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

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.

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.

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


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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. Track200909051551, 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 Options->Select Data command.


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Points Dialog Menus

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.

Database > sub-menu
Select a different Point Database to view it’s points.

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.

Show Point Info Menus

Edit...
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.

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

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

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

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.


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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 Menus

Edit
Selectively delete unneeded Routes

Tools->Import...
Import GPS/LOC/KML/KMZ or PathAway pw* files into PathAway databases.

Tools->New Route
Creates a new route. Will launch the Edit Details Dialog.


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Data->Routes->Show Selected Route Details

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

Edit
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.

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 tracks the default extension is .pwtrk, Routes is .pwrte, Points is .pwpts.
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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

Edit
Selectively delete unneeded Track logs

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


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Data->Tracks->Show Selected Track Log

Edit:
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.

View Info…
Show information on the selected track log.

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

Delete…
Deletes the selected track database(s).


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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->Web Maps

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->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 Dialog Menus

Edit
Selectively delete unneeded 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->Show Selected Point Database

For viewing the details of the track log, such as name, activity, number of Points.

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

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

Export…
Exports the selected file to PathAway comma delimited format.
For tracks the default extension is .pwtrk, Routes is .pwrte, Points 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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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. The iPhone 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.