| Welcome to the
August 2003 PathAway Newsletter. In this edition:
integrates Garmin iQue 3600 GPS
The long awaited Garmin iQue 3600 is finally here. And PathAway
will now support it's internal GPS. Imagine, One device with all
the capabilities to run PathAway! We're now in the testing phase
of this implementation. If you've got your iQue, contact us to
test Pathaway on it.
New Installation Wizard
PathAway GPS Navigation and Mapping software
version 3.0 is now even easier to get started with.
The new Setup install program lets you choose the components to
install and will even place the proper files in your HotSync folder
for one-button transfer to your handheld. The install also includes
the release of PathAway Tools 3.0.
PathAway GPS 3 Now! (PathAway3Install.exe)
PC Tools 3.0 Released
( Included FREE as part of PathAway 3)
PathAway PC Tools have been updated to support
the new features added to PathAway 3. The release version
is now included with the PathAway 3 install program on the
It's now easier to convert and calibrate your
maps with the new and improved Map Manager.
Icon Manager adds Transparency support
for your icons to give you a clearer view of your icons
on your maps.
PathAway Map Manager 3.0
(click to enlarge)
PathAway Tools version 3.0 New Features:
- PathAway Map Manager:
- Shows resulting map in full window.
- New Calibration panel format.
- Map Projection Calibration support.
- Map Datum and Ellipsoid support.
- Calibrate by selecting known points on map by clicking
points on the map, and entering the Longitude Latitude coordinates.
- Faster loading time of existing PathAway maps.
- Help File added for detailed assistance.
- PathAway Icon Manager
- Transparency support added. Select the transparent color
for your icon.
- Number of Icons per database limit increased to 256 icons.
Download the new PathAway
Tools 3.0 today.
PathAway Partner Spotlight
Utility provides management and manipulation of GPS information.
GPSU can transfer data to/from Pathaway and store the data in
PC files in one of several text formats. GPS information can be
plotted as a map, or as map annotations in text or image form.
GPS Utility is particularly useful for editing and splicing together
track and route segments. Search patterns can be generated in
either track or route/waypoint forms. Other tools allow you to
analyze and average the GPS information.
GPSU can be used to transfer GPS data from a variety of other
sources to and from PathAway. GPSU supports direct import of PathAway
track, route, and waypoint databases. Export to PathAway is currently
available for waypoint databases. Track and route export will
be supported soon.
Click here learn
more at the GPS Utility Web Site
Use the Handheld Hard Keys to Quickly Connect/Disconnect
GPS, or to Mark new Points.
When you're traveling, its not always convenient to pull out
your stylus and make selections. Here are a couple tips on using
the Hard keys for common commands:
Calendar button (or button 1) marks a new point at the
current position. Press the key again to automatically select
OK to accept the current settings. Great for grabbing points of
interest or intersections as you fly by them. You can return to
make edits to the points later when it's convenient.
Memo button (or button 4) connects and disconnects your GPS.
The first time you connect, the New Trip dialog is launched. Simply
press this key again to automatically select OK to accept the
here for more tips in the PathAway 3 Manual
PathAway Usage Today
I use PathAway for late night boating around the lakes in Muskoka,
Ontario, Canada, in my 21-foot power boat. I mount a Palm m505
plus NavMan GPS sled to the windshield. I use the Ontario-South
Topo maps from Touratech-QV.
I often take my family visiting to other friend's places during
the day, and leave late that night. There are many bays, inlets,
and islands on the Muskoka Lakes, and navigation can be tricky,
so I always record my track in the afternoon on the way to places.
Then I follow the track home later that evening to verify my position.
PathAway really makes me (and my family) feel secure for that
Once, traveling home late, the weather changed to a rain storm.
Along with being a dark night, it was blowing and raining quite
heavily. Visibility was very poor. Taking it slow, and verifying
position with PathAway regularly, we made it home safe. Thanks
Got a story about PathAway? Send it to us and
we'll share it with others in future newsletters.
With PathAway 3.0, you can now zoom in and out
by scaling maps on the fly. You can even
calibrate maps in their original projection and
datum formats for pinpoint accuracy.
UTM and OSGB positioning readouts
are also now available. Full Hi-Resolution
and Expandable screen support for Palm
OS 5 is also implemented. Having trouble reading your
route lines at a glance? Now adjust the thickness and
color of all tracks and routes for easy readability.
Even choose different size, color, and style of current position
marker. For routing, PathAway is even quicker to setup
a target point to immediately route to with Single Point
Visit us at http://PathAway.com
for all the PathAway 3 details
The PathAway Team