PathAway Professional Edition has all of the
features of PathAway GPS
4 - Standard Edition plus new features targeted
towards power users and professionals.
Of significance, PathAway PRO has 2-way wireless remote
location tracking. See where others are right from your
handheld, share your location with others, or send to
a central tracking service.
Send My Location: (SMS capability
or Internet connection required)
Send current GPS location to another user or remote
tracking service via SMS or Http protocol. See PathAway Send/Receive
Format document for the supported send formats.
Send manually via command, or have location sent
automatically based on the following frequency intervals:
- Automatic Time Interval: Send location at
the specified time intervals.
- Automatic Distance Interval. Send
is triggered every x distance traveled.
- Automatic 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
Retrieve Remote Locations (SMS
capability or Internet connection required)
As new Remotes are retrieved, they are assigned a
default background color for display on the map. This
color can be modified by Editing the Remote Item Info.
Remotes are tracked by their ID passed along with the
location message. The Label for a remote can be modified
by the user for easier on-screen identification.
Retrieval is achieved either when an SMS message containing
location information is received, or via automatic or
manual polling of an Http-based Tracking server.
For Servers that return timestamp information, PathAway
will download only updated location information.
On-Map Remote Labels:
- For each remote location being tracked, the tag
on the map can display current location and heading
of remotes, course, speed, elevation of remote, date/time
of retrieval, distance to, course to, and elevation
Remotes View Screen.
Shows the map and list of Remotes. Remotes are listed
showing distance and heading to. Tap and hold on an item
to bring up the context menu for commands to issue on
the remote item.
- Enable Remote Tracking. This will toggle the automatic
send/retrieve of locations
- Goto Next Remote, Goto Previous Remote. Centers map
- Concept of Active Remote. Active Remote is the current
(or last) remote the screen was centered on. Goto Active
Remote centers map on this remote.
- Auto Center Remote. This will cycle through all of
the enabled remotes.
Calculate Location by Vector
Calculate a new Location by entering a distance and
course from a starting location.
Available from Goto Location and Point Edit Location
dialogs. Great for geocaching when you're provided only
with a course and distance vector from your current
- In addition to the off-track and altitude warnings,
turn instructions, and proximity notifications, PRO
now offers different alarm sounds for left and right
turns, left and right of off-track warning, and high
and low elevation warnings.
Custom Alarms can trigger external programs
- Set the alarm sound in a Point to "EXEC <url
or program name>" to have PathAway launch a special
program or call up a Web Page when the proximity to the
point has been reached. Great for tour guide application.
- Views of Distance Radials on Map. See View->Map
Display... settings. Displays distance radials in predefined
Find Location by Street Address Lookup:
(Internet connectivity required)
Enter a street address, then choose from the closest
points found. Choose whether to show the point on the
map, add a new point, or navigate to the address location.
New Find Location Dialog
- New Find Location dialog is now a Wizard style to
provide step-by-step assistance on finding the location
you're looking for. Options include: select location
by coordinates, Online Street Address lookup, Point
database lookup, or start of track or route locate.
Once found, choose whether to show the point on the
map, add a new point, or navigate to the new point.
- New preferences option "Backlight on while connected"
allows you to force the backlight on or use the system
- Automatically set time to GPS time. When the time on
the handheld is out by more than 1 minute compared to
the time received from the GPS, PathAway will automatically
adjust the time on the handheld.
User Interface Improvements
- Added New UI Elements including Reorganized Menus.
Optional Text-based tools option for one handed control.
(See View->Text Menus). Switch directional arrows
between Zoom map, Scroll map, select item on map, and
select dashboard item.
- GPS Status added as a Dashboard option.
- "Show Note" to Point Context Menu. Displays
note text of waypoint. Also, a 'T' icon will show on
the Proximity Dash item. Click on the 'T' to show the
- Screens made square and widescreen aware.
- UI Screens now utilize Windows Mobile 5 command key
New GPS Communications Protocol "Windows Mobile
GPS" (Windows Mobile 5+ only):
This protocol uses the Windows Mobile Intermediate
GPS Driver to obtain GPS Information. This is now the
default and recommended protocol for WM5 handhelds.
Using this protocol, GPS connections can be shared with
other applications. Note, the Start->GPS Settings->Access"
"manage GPS automatically setting must be turned
on for this protocol to work. This problem also resolves
a crash using NMEA + COM when the device is turned off
while the GPS is connected. Note, with this setting,
the port, baud and other communications settings are
PathAway Map Manager
- Basic support added for OZIExplorer .map and .geo
import. Currently supports multi-point calibration in
"dd mm.mmm" format. Open the map by bitmap
name (ie. map.jpg) and PathAway will look for an associated
Map or .geo calibration file.
- Map Manager, support for PNG, GIF and TIF files.
also includes some features that are not considered
to be part of the commercial package, but are included
for experimental and special interest purposes. They
are included to encourage feedback from you, and to
highlight some of the R&D that is being done at
the PathAway Lab. Experimental features may or may not
appear in future product releases. The following features
are currently available for experimental purposes only.
Maps (Internet connection required)
Designed for Phone Edition Pocket PCs, Web Maps allows
you to download maps on-the-fly from a Map Server. Maps
will be downloaded in the background and displayed on
the screen as they complete downloading. Maps are cached,
so downloading only needs to be done once. See Options->Web
Maps Dialog to configure.
Note: WebMaps is considered to be an experimental
feature provided at no extra charge. WebMaps downloads
data from third-party Map Servers so availability of
these maps may change at any time without notice. MuskokaTech
provides no warranty or support of the quality of these
Maps currently supported:
Google Maps: Worldwide street and satellite
Terraserver-USA Maps: USGA Topographic and aeriel
photo maps. Covers USA only.