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Intro to Orienteering


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Introduction to Orienteerin

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Intro to Orienteering

  1. 1. Orienteering
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is Orienteering? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Orienteer? </li></ul><ul><li>The Map </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Orienteering Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Course Walk Through </li></ul><ul><li>Ottawa Orienteering Club </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Orienteering?
  4. 4. The Basic Idea <ul><li>Participants must navigate from one point to another using a map and compass. </li></ul>
  5. 5. An Adventure <ul><li>Orienteering can be enjoyed as a leisurely walk in the woods or as a competitive race. </li></ul>
  6. 6. An Orienteering Course… <ul><li>Consists of a start , a series of control sites to be visited in order, and a finish . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Controls <ul><li>The circles are centered on the feature to be found. </li></ul><ul><li>A control marks the location. </li></ul><ul><li>The description sheet describes the control placements and codes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Punching <ul><li>To verify a visit, the orienteer uses a punch hanging next to the flag to mark his or her control card . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Route Choice <ul><li>The route from one control to the next is up to the orienteer. </li></ul>Run over the hills… Or through the marsh !
  10. 10. Why Orienteer?
  11. 11. Enjoy the Outdoors
  12. 12. Challenge Yourself Physically
  13. 13. Challenge Yourself Mentally
  14. 14. Gain Navigational Skills
  15. 15. Suitable for all Ages
  16. 16. As Competitive as You Want
  17. 17. Alone or in a Group
  18. 18. The Map
  19. 19. Magnetic North <ul><li>Orienteering maps have grid lines pointing to magnetic north. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Scale <ul><li>Map Scale </li></ul><ul><li>The distance on the map relative to the distance in the terrain. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 : 10,000 1 cm on the map = 100 m on the ground </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 : 15,000 1 cm on the map = 150 m on the ground </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contour Interval </li></ul><ul><li>The difference in elevation between two contour lines. </li></ul>
  21. 21. White: Open Forest
  22. 22. Yellow: Open Land
  23. 23. Green: Thick Vegetation
  24. 24. Brown: Shape of the Land <ul><li>Contour lines represent elevation in the landscape. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Blue: Water Features
  26. 26. Black: Man-Made & Rock
  27. 27. Basic Orienteering Skills
  28. 28. Orienting the Map <ul><li>Line up the map to match the features you see. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure North on your map matches North on your compass. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Folding/Thumbing the Map <ul><li>Fold the map parallel to the direction of travel. </li></ul><ul><li>Move your thumb as your position changes. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Basic Map Reading <ul><li>Always keep the map oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>Always stay in contact with the map. </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly take note of features on the map, and make sure you can identify them in the landscape around you, and vice-versa. </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate along linear features such as trails, streams, fences, and vegetation boundaries. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Relocating <ul><li>Stop. </li></ul><ul><li>Orient the map with the compass. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to match the features on the map to the terrain around you. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to determine where you could have gone since your last known location. </li></ul><ul><li>Return to the last place of known location or bail out to an obvious linear feature. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Course Walk Through
  33. 44. Ottawa Orienteering Club
  34. 45.
  35. 46. Types of Events <ul><li>B-Meet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 courses: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Long Advanced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A-Meet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-registration is required. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Score-O </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find as many controls within a certain amount of time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass start. </li></ul></ul>
  36. 47. What to Bring… <ul><li>Comfortable walking or running clothes. </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking boots or running shoes. </li></ul><ul><li>Whistle (available to buy). </li></ul><ul><li>Compass if you have one. </li></ul>
  37. 48. See you in the woods!