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What is a general term for a check-in location? Specifically this is a location where people can be assigned. They include offices, deployment areas, staging areas, site-locations, warehouses, command centers and trailers. These locations can also hold equipment and inventory. Unfortunately the only thing I can come up with that isn't too specific is location.

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Please could you edit the question and include some more context? For example, is this for a Foursquare type check-in, or a package delivery application? –  Hugo Nov 21 '11 at 16:04
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its for emergency response application to assign workers site-locations. –  jrhicks Nov 21 '11 at 16:08
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How about rendezvous point, or muster point (in times of emergency)?

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'Muster', or mustering', as fun as it sounds, is archaic, and recognizable only by Tolkien readers. –  Mitch Dec 22 '11 at 15:02
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@Mitch I don't think it's that outdated. –  Mahnax Dec 22 '11 at 15:17
    
OK. 'Archaic' may be a bit extreme. 'pass muster' isn't terribly uncommon, and I'll grant that it might be used more often in military circumstances (though I just don't know). –  Mitch Dec 22 '11 at 16:50
    
@Mitch I would say that the military idea is a likely hypothesis. –  Mahnax Dec 22 '11 at 16:51
    
But meeting/rendezvous/muster point is more for a meeting of a number of equal people, but the OP is looking for where there is an authority that a number of people one arrives at to do something. I guess I'm stuck on 'check-in location'. –  Mitch Dec 22 '11 at 16:52
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It might depend on the specific context, but the most general term I can think of is sign-in desk. Similar phrases are registration desk and check-in desk. For something that has a greater sense of urgency, you could use rally point, though that may not obviously imply the idea of "checking in".

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I think "station" would be appropriate, especially if they are fixed locations where people are assigned to perform a task.

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Specifically this is a location where people can be assigned. They include offices, deployment areas, staging areas, site-locations, warehouses, command centers and trailers. These locations can also hold equipment and inventory.

Sounds like a base to me (as in "Report to base.")

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