Note: This page describes an obsolete version of GPSBabel that may substantially differ from the current or development version.

PathAway Database for Palm/OS (pathaway)

This format can...

  • read and write waypoints

  • read and write tracks

  • read and write routes

This format has the following options: date, dbname, dbicon, deficon, snlen .

PathAway is a Palm software designed for handling "most" GPS devices (including BlueTooth). In this time (I mean 2005) a free tool to convert this database is located on the homepage of PathAway ( But I've read there ... for windows and the output formats are also very limited.

date option

Read/Write date format (i.e. DDMMYYYY).

This option specifies the input and output format for the date. The format is written similarly to those in Windows. An example format is "YYMMDD".

dbname option

Database name.

This option specifies the database name for the output file. This name is not the same thing as the file name on your computer; this is the name that appears in the file browser on your handheld.

dbicon option

Database vehicle icon name.

This option specifies the database vehicle/transportation icon name for the output file. This name is not for individual points, but for the entire database; this is the icon that appears in the points databases/tracks/routes screens besides the database name, in the Pathaway application on your handheld.

deficon option

Default icon name.

The deficon option is used to control the icon output when writing to this format. It overrides any icon information that might be present in the source data.

snlen option

Length of generated shortnames.

This option allows you to specify the length of waypoint names written to this format when used with the -s option.