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Orienteering Posters. Formatted for Legal size paper (3 sheets per topic) . Glued to 22” x 26” poster board. Front of Poster #1. Front of Poster #2. Overview of posters - NTOA Style. Orienteering Basics. What to do at a Control. Before you run. After you’re done.

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Orienteering Posters

Formatted for

Legal size paper

(3 sheets per topic)

Glued to 22” x 26”

poster board


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Front of Poster #1

Front of Poster #2

Overview of posters - NTOA Style

Orienteering

Basics

What to do

at a Control

Before

you run

After

you’re done

Poster #4 or Back of Poster #1

Poster # 3 or Back of Poster #2

Contour

Lines

How to Orient

your map

Paperwork

Map

Reading


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ORIENTEERING BASICS

Map & Compass skills

Race against time

“The Thinking Sport”


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Follow a point-to-point course(connect the dots!)


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STRATEGY

  • Look for the easiest course

    ( Hint: it’s usually not a straight line )

  • Follow the “Handrails”

    • Roads, paths, powerlines, fences, streams

  • Focus on course-following, rather than speed


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What to do at a Control

Controls are identified with an orange and white marker

1. Verify the control number

Match with your clue sheet



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4. Check your map to figure your direction to the next control

3. Move away from the control


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Before you run... control

  • Registration Decisions

    • Sign up for White or Yellow Courses Only

      • These courses do not require knowledge of international orienteering symbols

    • Competition vs. Map Hike --- Which one???

  • Competition

  • Race against time

  • Eligible for awards, based on age & gender

  • Map Hike

  • Un-timed. Take your time and smell the poison ivy

  • Good for families and groups


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  • Map Table control

    • Depending on the event, your course will be either:

      1) Pre-drawn on your map

      • Receive it at the start

        2) You will draw it on the map


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  • Competitors start at 1 or 2 minute intervals control

  • Start number = Minutes after event beginsExample:If your start number is 77 10:00 AM Official starting time for the event + 77 minutes (your start number) = 11:17 AM Your start time

“Start” is identified by a triangle on your map

  • Start line

Pick up a map & clue sheet

(make sure you have the

ones for your “color”)


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After you’re done... control

  • Finish Line

    • Turn in your punch card

      • Even if you don’t finish!!! (We need to know you’re back safely)

      • 3 hour time limit

        (May be less at some events)

Finish line identified with ribbon

Scoring

  • Officials will check

    for correct punches


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Results control

  • Find your results about 1/2 hour after finishing

Awards

  • Given to the top 3 in each age / gender class


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PAPERWORK control

PUNCH CARD

  • Receive at Registration

  • Punch the card at each control

    • Punch first control in box 1,second in box 2,etc.

  • Turn it in at the finish line


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MAP control

  • Receive it at the start (or map table, depending on the event)


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Control # (may be numeric or alpha) control

Clues in International Orienteering symbols

Clues in English

CLUE SHEET

  • Detailed description of the control locations

  • Receive it at the start (or map table)


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MAP READING control

North is at the top of map


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BLACK = Man made control Good Handrails! Building Powerline Road Pipeline Path FenceYELLOW = Open areasEasy Running! Fields, grassWHITE = Open forestRunning/ Walking!


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GREEN = Vegetation control Slow Walking! Darker green is denser brushBLUE = Water Go Around! Streams Lake/Pond Well MarshBROWN = Land shape Earth bank Contour lines


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CONTOUR LINES control

  • Lines of EQUAL ELEVATION

  • They describe the slope of the land

  • Colored brown on orienteering maps


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Lines far apart Lines close together control

FLAT

  • Which way is up or down?

    • Water flows downhill

      • Start at a lake or stream, and work up

    • Compare the map to your surroundings

STEEP


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How to control ORIENT YOUR MAP

This aligns your map with your surroundings

1. Hold map horizontal,

with compass on map


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2. Compare: control

North on

the map

Compass

needle

3. Rotate your map until they line up


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  • Reality check: control

    • Look at your surroundings

      • Which way is uphill / downhill?

      • Which way is the forest / lake?

      • Where is the sun?


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