Radim Blazek radim.blazek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 03:43:11 EDT 2006

On 4/8/06, David Finlayson <david.p.finlayson at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think waypoint is a good term to use:

> Considering how much naviagation is being done in GIS through the use
> of GPS waypoints, it would be confusing to introduce an unconventional
> definition of the word "waypoint".

I also think that waypoint could be confusing.

On 4/8/06, Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Currently called 'milepost'.
> "mile marker" is sometime heard.. "milepost" is more the physical object
> to me. "distance mark"?

Yes, I was looking for something expressing the value not the object
but it seems to be hard as the word milepost/milestone is usually also used
for the value it represents?

On 4/8/06, Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu> wrote:
> Do mileposts mean this in countries that have never used the English system?
> If so, it seems fine. I was just worried about international terminology.

It seems that the term appeares also in some other languages,
but I have no idea if it is realy widely known: Meilenstein,
piedra miliar/poste miliar, pietra miliare, milnik, mijlpaal, milstolpe.

The name comes originaly from Roman system: milia passuum

> > Currently called 'v.lrs.stationing'
> a real word, but somewhat awkward. I don't think it will help people
> guess what the module does. (means little to me anyway)
> > > v.lrs.label ?
> >
> > There are also the strokes not just labels.
> Still I think it is ok. Labeling can cover decorations/ticks/ and the
> act of drawing marks. v.lrs.label Much better than "v.lrs.stationing"
> anyway. "v.lrs.ticks"? ... mmmph

OK, v.lrs.label.

I think that we can use 'milepost' and  'v.lrs.label'.
What do you think about 'offset' for 2)?


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