Definitions

Please find in alphabetical order below a list of common terms used in the Tracks4Africa environment – from what various abbreviations mean to various definitions.

PLEASE NOTE: this list is WIP (Work in Process). Please let us know if there is anything you are unsure of that is not on our list, so that we can add it.

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  • 1) DWNP (Department of Wildlife & National Parks in Botswana)

    Do not confuse this with Zambia's wildlife authority, which is the DNPW (Department of National Parks and Wildlife).
  • 2) Basecamp – what is it?

    Garmin BaseCamp is a map viewing software package primarily intended for use with Garmin GPS Navigation products. This is free software. Features:
    • View map and satellite imagery and transfer it to the GPS device.
    • Plan trips by entering routes and waypoints and transferring them to the device.
    Get your free download here. Garmin may change their website from time to time, if this link is incorrect, please advise us.
  • 3) LOW SULPHUR DIESEL (LSD)

    The POI (eg. Fuelstop) sells diesel with a low sulphur content. We use the abbreviation "LSD" in some POI names to indicate this on our data.
  • 4) Community Campsite

    Is a campsite owned and run by the community of the region, with financial proceeds allocated to the improvement of the community.

    The community has a pto (permission to occupy) from the government. Then they can either try to really run it themselves or if they cannot, they can go into a management agreement with a 3rd party, normally for 10 years, and it is then managed by the 3rd party.

  • 5) Garmin Express

    Garmin Express is software that helps you manage your Garmin devices, for example updating your Garmin maps, registering your Garmin products etc.

    This software is not required for Tracks4Africa GPS maps.

    More info: See Garmin website: https://software.garmin.com/en-US/express.html (ie. Garmin may change their website from time to time, please inform us if this link no longer works).

  • 6) MapInstall

    MapInstall is free software from Garmin, which installs maps onto your Garmin USB GPS devices and SD card readers.

    Get your free Download here. Garmin may change their website from time to time, if this link is incorrect, please advise us.

  • 7) MapSource

    MapSource is free software from Garmin for viewing maps, waypoints, routes and tracks on a WINDOWS PC only (ie. Mapsource for MAC is not available), and transferring them to or from a Garmin GPS device.

    Get your free Download here. Garmin may change their website from time to time, if this link is incorrect, please advise us.

  • 8) POI

    POI = Point Of Interest (ie. a Waypoint on your GPS map). This is typically a point to represent a restaurant, lodge, campsite, fuel stop etc.

    In the T4A Database, each POI has a unique identifier, called a spatial id (spat_id) / waypoint id. eg. w378277 etc.

  • 9) SC OR S/C OR SC

    SC or S/C or Sc = Self-Catering.

    This is typically an accommodation unit that has overnight accommodation, with kitchen facilities that enable guests to prepare their own meals.

  • 10) Tented Camp or Tented Lodge

    This is where tents have been pre-erected as accommodation - it is fixed, there are usually beds and linen in, usually very comfortable. Guests do not bring their own tents with.

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