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 '16 at 2:40
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    "idle point" has nice rhythm.
    – DyingIsFun
    Jan 19 '16 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 '16 at 2:49
  • @Dan Romik, "idling point" and "idling location" suffer from exactly the same ambiguity.
    – DyingIsFun
    Jan 19 '16 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 '16 at 2:55

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."

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