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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

Orienteering Posters

Formatted for

Legal size paper

(3 sheets per topic)

Glued to 22” x 26”

poster board

overview of posters ntoa style

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

orienteering basics
ORIENTEERING BASICS

Map & Compass skills

Race against time

“The Thinking Sport”

strategy
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
what to do at a control
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

before you run
Before you run...
  • 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
    • 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

  • 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”)

after you re done
After you’re done...
  • 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
  • Find your results about 1/2 hour after finishing

Awards

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

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

Control # (may be numeric or alpha)

Clues in International Orienteering symbols

Clues in English

CLUE SHEET
  • Detailed description of the control locations
  • Receive it at the start (or map table)
map reading
MAP READING

North is at the top of map

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

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

contour lines
CONTOUR LINES
  • 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

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

how to orient your map
How to ORIENT YOUR MAP

This aligns your map with your surroundings

1. Hold map horizontal,

with compass on map

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2. Compare:

North on

the map

Compass

needle

3. Rotate your map until they line up

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Reality check:
      • Look at your surroundings
        • Which way is uphill / downhill?
        • Which way is the forest / lake?
        • Where is the sun?
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