PathAway Newsletter - Weather Overlays Added

We're very excited to announce that now included in every version of PathAway for Android is Animated Precision Weather Forecast Overlays for your maps. 

Now you can plan and alter your routes based on live weather data. 

Included for FREE are world-wide 12 hour Weather Forecast overlays for Wind Speed/Direction, Temperature and Precipitation in low resolution (1.0 degree).

For more enhanced Weather Forecast features subscribe to our premium service:

Premium Weather Subscription 

Monthly: $7.99 US
Annual: $24.99 US

Premium subscription delivers 6 day weather and ocean forecasts using the NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) 0.5 and 1.0 resolution data,  High resolution NMM 0.1 and 0.045 degree data for North America, 0.04 degree West Europe and 

0.08 degree Southern Hemisphere data. Data types include Wind Speed and Direction, Air Pressure and Temperature, Precipitation, Wave Height, and combined Temp, Precip, Wind, Pressure. 

In PathAway, to try the Weather Forecast Overlays, go to the menu Screens->Weather. Subscribe on the Weather screen or via Settings dialog.

Weather data is provided by NOAA and delivered through Weather Services.

PathAway with Animated Precision Weather forecast overlay
Show here is the Premium "Multiple-WPPT" view showing Wind, Precipitation, Air Pressure, and Temperature.

In this issue:


PathAway for Android - Updates

Latest version: 5.81.02

PathAway development is ongoing. This year is an ambitious one as we intend to innovate with great new features to enhance your experience with the application. Of course smaller issues and bugs have been addressed and fixed along the way as well. Here's some recent significant improvements.

Animated Weather Forecast Overlays

Now you can overlay weather forecast data on your maps with clear visualization and animation. Included for FREE are 12 hour Weather Forecast overlays for Wind Speed/Direction, Temperature and Precipitation in low resolution (1.0 degree). 

For more enhanced Weather Forecast features subscribe to our Premium service:

Theyr Premium subscription delivers 6 day weather and ocean forecasts using the NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) 0.5 and 1.0 resolution data, High resolution NMM 0.1 and 0.045 degree data for North America, 0.04 degree West Europe and 0.08 degree Southern Hemisphere data. Data types include Wind Speed and Direction, Air Pressure and Temperature, Precipitation, Wave Height, and combined Temp, Precip, Wind, Pressure.

To try the Weather Forecast overlays, go to the menu Screens-Weather. Subscribe on the Weather screen or via Settings dialog.

Magnetic or True Course Options

Added for this version is the option to view Magentic course heading instead of True Course. Now sync your instruments with the magnetic heading option.

Select this option in the Settings-General screen. 

Exit Confirmation

We've received a lot of feedback on how the App exits or goes into background mode.

You've told us you want more control over this, and to prevent inadvertent extra "Back" key presses. So 

we've added an Exit Confirmation screen, that you can choose to leave the application, minimize (sen

d app to background) or Cancel. If you have background tracking turned on and the GPS is currently actively tracking, then an option "Track in Background" is provided. 

Exit Confirmation is optional and can be turned on in the Settings->General dialog.


Google Play version now has PathAway Upgrades as In-App Purchases

If you've downloaded the App on Google Play, you can now upgrade without having to download another App. From the "What's New" screen, simply choose the "Upgrade" button for the Edition you want to purchase. Once your purchase is completed, the App will instantly display the new features of the upgrade. The purchase options are also available from the Settings dialog.

PathAway Q & A

Support Questions and Answers

Here are some of the questions we've been addressing recently.

Q. When will these new features be added to iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod).
A. Very soon. iOS improvements are in the works and the product will be updated as soon as possible.

Q. I want to attach an external Bluetooth wireless GPS for devices without an internal GPS chip.
A. For Bluetooth, try downloading the App "Bluetooth GPS" from the Play Store. Run it and follow instructions to pair with your Bluetooth GPS device. Then, PathAway will recognize and use the Bluetooth GPS.

Q. I have many PathAway maps (.prc). Can I import them into PathAway all at once, or do I have to Import one at a time?
A. In PathAway, the Data->Import command for maps simply copies the map from the source location to the default PathAway folder. You can copy the maps yourself using Android's builtin "My Files" App. The default PathAway folder is the "<Device Storage>/PathAway" folder. You can also copy maps to the PathAway folder on any attached SDCard. Then when you run PathAway, the maps will appear in the PathAway Data->Maps dialog. In PathAway Professional Edition, in the Settings->Folders dialog you can also register your own folders for PathAway to look for maps in.

Q. Does this app give vehicle directions on highway to locations you are trying to drive to.
A. No, PathAway is designed for off road activities. Navigation is supported either as direct straightline point to point, or along a multi-point route or previously recorded track log.

Q. How do I export my trip to google maps so I could do a fly through?
A. To Export to Google Earth, go into your Data->Tracks dialog, select the track, and choose "Export" from the menu. From the export dialog, Choose format KML or KMZ format. Once the Export is completed, locate the file and copy it to your PC and load it into Google Earth. Note, in the next update, we have added a "Share" option which will allow you to send the track directly to Google Earth, or other APP registered for KML, KMZ, or GPX files. (Such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Email)

PathAway GPS 5
Professional Edition
15 day free trial
or update current version
Buy Now New for $49.95 U.S.
or Upgrade for $19.95 U.S.
 * PathAway Professional Edition is available on Google Play as an In-App purchase in-app purchase from the Free, Lite, and Express Editions

PathAway GPS 5
Express Edition
15 day free trial
or update current version
Buy Now New for $29.95 U.S.
 * PathAway Express Edition is available on Google Play store as an App or in-App purchase from the Free and Lite Editions

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About PathAway

If you work or play in the outdoors, PathAway is the companion to take with you.

For Outdoor Recreation: PathAway provides affordable navigational support for aviation, boating, automobile (on and off-road), hiking, cycling, touring, rally racing, motorcycle touring, ballooning, scuba diving, fishing, hunting, paragliding, mountain climbing, ultra-light flying, canoing, snowmobiling, athletic training, outdoor education, geocaching, and more.

For Professional use: PathAway's powerful feature set makes it a great tool for mapping/GIS, mining, military mapping, surveying, site inspection, personnel training, education, telematics, field data collection, archeology, security, search and rescue, asset management, agronomy, or any application where location is important.

All PathAway Editions:

  • GPS Navigation with most GPS Devices (including Bluetooth)
  • Wirelessly download maps from the web on-the-fly. No need to calibrate and install maps beforehand. Includes support for Google maps, USGS-Terraserver,, topos, FAA Aeronautical Charts, ArcGIS Topos, , NR Canada Topos, 
  • Intelligent Moving Map Display with optional automatic map rotation
  • Add Personal Points of Interest/Waypoints with notes
  • Record and Follow your Tracks
  • Point to Point Routing
  • Proximity and off-track Alarms
  • Onscreen Trip Statistics on a Customizable Dashboard
  • Multiple coordinate grid display including lat/long, UTM, OSGB, MGRS, MGA and many more.
  • Capture Photo Points from internal camera.
  • Map View, Compass View
  • Exchange Points/Routes/Tracks wirelessly with 
  • Support for Google Earth KML, KMZ, GPX, LOC, or text delimited data
  • Map Projections, UTM, OSGB, and Datum support,  and many more
  • Animated Weather Forecast Ovrlays, avilable as free or paid premium subscription.
PathAway Express Edition:
  • Create and navigate with your own custom maps calibrated for navigation.
  • Direct use of BSB/KAP charts and maps.
  • WebMaps.
  • Map calibration tool using PathAway Map Manager or third-party software

PathAway Professional Edition:

  • Location Sharing and Remote Tracking.
  • Profile Views.
  • Multiple track/route map display
  • Measure distances and area
  • Customizable User Interface
  • Multiple Folders support for Maps: 
  • Directional Alarms
  • Find Location by Street Address Lookup:
  • Time and Distance Radials
  • Customize Alarm sounds
  • Map Calibrate and adjustments on the device.
  • Add Turn Instructions to Routes
  • Follow Routes in Sequence
  • Adjust Off-Track warning threshold
  • Adjust closest point in-proximity radius
  • Adjust Point naming prefixes
  • Primary and Secondary Coordinate display. 

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