Nodes that identify themselves as PersonalTelco nodes in the map database at will be named using the conventions described on this page.

Each node is identified by area, optional subarea, and then the name of the node, as follows:

Not every node is located within a subarea. Areas will get subareas when a high concentration of nodes demands more specificity. The Name can be anything the node owner chooses, but a nearby street intersection or landmark is recommended.

Within greater Portland, Oregon, the areas and subareas are described below:

Outlying areas should use the name of the city or town where they are located. This includes Vancouver.

If you don't know where to put yourself, don't worry about it, just put in your node name and proper lat/lon coordinates and somebody will figure out where to put you.