I am developing a Geographic Information System where GPS coordinates are gathered and analyzed in a server. I have a module where I collect coordinates/points in a map where a person has stopped for an allocated length of time.

So, my question is what term/word can I used for those points (which will be equivalent to a location) "where a person has stopped or has idled [for an allocated length of time]"? So far I have been using the word "Idled Location" for this which I feel to be grammatically incorrect. I think 'Idled' describes the 'Location' here. So the word must mean a Location where I have been idled for some time.

  • "Waypoint" (or "way-point" or "way point", depending on your religion) is sometimes used to refer to an intermediate point on a route.
    – Hot Licks
    Jan 19, 2016 at 2:40
  • 1
    "idle point" has nice rhythm.
    – DyingIsFun
    Jan 19, 2016 at 2:48
  • "idling point" or "idling location" might work. "Idle point" has a nice rhythm, but is less precise as it suggests that it is the point which was idle rather than the person.
    – user152004
    Jan 19, 2016 at 2:49
  • @Dan Romik, "idling point" and "idling location" suffer from exactly the same ambiguity.
    – DyingIsFun
    Jan 19, 2016 at 2:52
  • @Silenus I agree that "idling point" has the ambiguity issue, but "idle point" is worse, to me it reads like it unambiguously says the wrong thing, but I suppose I could be wrong about that.
    – user152004
    Jan 19, 2016 at 2:55

2 Answers 2


Idle Location is grammatically correct. Some more ideas: Idle Area, Idle Zone, Rest Spot, Resting Point, Break Point


Consider intermission point. Dictionary.com defines intermission as "a period during which action temporarily ceases."

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.