Item Type : Feature
Domain : IALA AtoNs
AlphaCode : Unspecified
FeatureName: Generic beacon
Alias : Unspecified
CamelCase : GenericBeacon
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : A fixed artificial navigation mark that can be recognised by its shape, colour, pattern, topmark or light character, or a combination of these. It may carry various additional aids to navigation.
Reference :
Definition Source : IHO Hydrographic Dictionary, English
Similarity to Source : Unspecified
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Remarks : This term is not commonly used when the navigation mark can be classified as a lighthouse.
Management Details
Proposal Type : Addition
Submitting Organization : IALA
Proposed Change : Add feature class
Justification : Add feature class to enable classifying a feature as a beacon. Intended as an abstract class.
Proposed : 2016-11-24
Accepted : 2016-12-01
Amended :
Successor : GenericBeacon
Predecessor : -