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

Glossary

Terms that are used in conjunction with GPSBabel.

G

Geocaching

GPS based "paper chase", see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching

I

Itinerary

same as a Route (e.g. used by TomTom)

P

Points of Interest (POI)

a collection of gas stations, post boxes, shops and like.

R

Route

a list of geopoints (often with names) connected in a specific order. Usually a collection of geopoints defining the route you want to pass while traveling, created by PC software, or generated inside a GPS device. They can be composed of existing waypoints, or new "routepoints" might be generated.

T

Track

a collection of geopoints recorded by your GPS device while traveling -- "breadcrumb trails". The order of trackpoints within the track is important. Usually a trackpoint doesn't have a name or comment, but a timestamp. This distinguishes a trackpoint from a waypoint.

W

Waypoints

are geopoints that are not necessarily connected to other points, and their order is unimportant. They can be entered before, while or after you actually visit the place and might have tags like name, comment and the like. Usually used to mark special locations as your home, a hotel or a geocache.