Toronto, Canada, Oct 2008 MuskokaTech; a leading provider of GPS Navigation and Mapping Software for handheld PCs, have announced the release of PathAway GPS 5 for Windows Mobile handhelds. This new version is available in Standard and Professional Editions.
PathAway GPS 5 Is a major improvement over PathAway GPS 4. It sports a new "Finger Touch" user interface, more responsive and faster performance. Also, the dashboard is now transparent enabling you to visualize more of the map without losing the display of important trip information. Users can also select their "favorite" commands for quick access to features they use the most.
With the new "Trips" database structure it is easy to import and export GPX files since all of the data included in the GPX file including Points, Routes, and Tracks, will be contained in the "Trips" definition. Trips can be modified, then exported back to GPX files, and all the necessary data will remain together. Also included is a new Elevation and Speed Profile Screen. Great for analyzing the difficulty of a trek, or reviewing performance.
The Professional Edition adds support for OpenStreetMap.com to it's list of supported online map services. As well, PRO now includes vector map support with direct rendering of Garmin IMG format maps.
"PathAway 5's new design is a result of user real-world feedback." states Muskokatech CEO, Scott Northmore. "Navigating with a GPS inherently means you have a need to interact with the software while on the move. This means you can't spend a few minutes traversing through menu systems to enter a command you want. You likely only have a few seconds at a time to look at the screen. For this reason, PathAway's new "Finger Touch" UI enables the user to choose command options without entirely obscuring the map navigation screen. Essentially, the user can navigate and choose at the same time. The use of a transparent graphical menuing system means the navigation screen is visible at all times."
PathAway GPS 5 is available at PathAway.com. Standard Edition is $59.95, Professional Edition is $95.00 US. Existing users can upgrade for a reduced price. A free 15-day trial is available for download at PathAway.com. Free support is provided via online contact form or the PathAway Support Forum.
About MuskokaTech Inc.
Founded in 1999, MuskokaTech is a leading global provider of GPS navigational and mapping software for the mobile computing devices. The company's flagship product, PathAway, is used by outdoor adventure enthusiasts engaging in activities such as hiking, cycling, touring, aviation, boating, rally racing, athletic training and more. Professionals use PathAway in areas such as mapping/GIS, tourism, mining, military training, wildlife study, location surveying, site inspection, field data collection, search and rescue and more. MuskokaTech's developer kits are being used by third-party mapping companies for tighter integration between maps and PathAway. PathAway is distributed internationally on PathAway.com and through retail partners. It is available in 9 different languages.
Further information can be obtained at http://PathAway.com.
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