# Why is there a GPS/RNAV waypoint co-located with a VOR?

There is an RNAV waypoint named STYCK co-located at what appears to be the exact location of the LOA VOR (coordinates match precisely as well). Why would the creation of a waypoint be necessary if IFR GPS/RNAV units/databases can take both VOR names and waypoints? Why not just use the VOR name that has existed there for over 50 years? Such a thing is regularly done in IFR SIDs and STARs when loading them into a GPS/FMS.

• phase out a lot of the VORs - in that case, they'd have to phase out a lot of the small Cessna aircraft also - or what are those going to navigate with ? XD Feb 1 at 22:20