The flexibility of Steerpath also allows alternative sources of positioning information to be used. An external position estimate can be provided for example from GPS or a QR code and fed into Steerpath. The information is then used in addition to what other information is available to provide the most accurate estimate possible.

The external data source could also be useful in locations where beacons have not yet been deployed to allow the user to manually input their location, for example by tapping the screen. This position can then be used for routing and zone triggering, as if indoor positioning was used.