|About Junction Codes # 1142 Back to Directory Review Date:2016.09.15|
Help Category: Roads and Trails
Summary: How to insert important road and trail junctions into road plans.
The Jct keyword causes GMap to display the junction as a little brown icon. These are very handy for discussion in road bulletins. Eg: Someone can look at the map and say "There's a new road at Jct 26. The junction labels are also very handy when having to fix up existing waypoints. It makes it easy to replace the waypoints between two junctions without having to pick through the lat-longs on a twisty road.
The junction labels are easy to get when using GMap to digitize: when you right click to edit the point, the lat-long you need is right there. So you label each junction as you go along.
For a more detailed discussion of junction codes see Junction Codes.
The system generates the junction code automatically. They are sorted on the road plan according to bivouac "Area Codes" such that junctions in the same area appear next to one another. When you click on a junction code in a road plan, it brings up a junction page with links to GMap.