Pilots find their way in airspace thanks to virtual points, which are represented as geographical coordinates. These waypoints appear on aeronautical charts and give structure to airspace. (â€“ Airspace, Airway, Slot, Reporting Point)
A predetermined geographical position used for route/instrument approach definition, or progress reporting purposes, that is defined relative to a VORTAC station or in terms as latitude/longitude coordinates.
Waypoints are named coordinates representing points on the surface of the Earth. Geocaching uses a suggested waypoint for a cache, created automatically when a cache has been created. Because most GPS units have restricted names to 6 characters or less, we generate a waypoint name based on the ID of the cache. It is optional, but makes it easier to locate a cache on the geocaching web site.
A specified geographical location, defined by longitude and latitude, that is used in the definition of routes and terminal segments and for progress-reporting purposes. abbreviation: WP Fr: point de cheminement
Waypoints are named coordinates representing points on the surface of the Earth. Geocaching uses a suggested waypoint for a cache. Because most GPS units have restricted names to 6 characters or less, it makes sense that waypoint name based on the ID of the cache is created with each cache.
Coordinates of a location stored in a GPS receivers memory. Waypoints may be your present position or coordinated stored prior to your journey. These points may be check points along a route, land marks, ground features or any location you may later want to return to. Waypoint can be defined and manually stored into a GPS receiver using coordinates from a map or other form of reference. Waypoints can also be stored directly by taking a reading at the desired location of the unit and then saving the coordinated in the receiver. A previously stored waypoint may also be referenced to store a new waypoint.