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Published by Contemporary Books in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Orienteering.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMichael J. Riley, Robert Cremer.
ContributionsCremer, Robert, joint author.
LC ClassificationsGV200.4 .R54 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination138 p. :
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4734384M
ISBN 100809276437, 0809276429
LC Control Number78023646

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Riley, Michael J., Basic orienteering. Chicago: Contemporary Books, © (OCoLC) Document Type.   Participating in a Basic Orienteering Course 1. Study your map. When you start your race, take a moment to look at the topographical map which will consist of a start, a series of control sites connected by lines and numbered in the order they are to be visited, and a finish. Your start will be a red or pink triangle. Control sites are circles Views: 68K. Tip two: Some orienteering veterans draw their own lines on their map that run parallel to the north magnetic pole and use them instead of the grid lines that are already on the map. But the bigger the map, the harder it is to accurately draw a straight line, which means it’s best to use — you guessed it — math. Orienteering Basics How to use the compass: First, let us introduce you to the names we have given the basic pieces of the compass. “A” refers to the piece we call the “shed”. This piece will move with “E” when you find your bearing. In our example, it has an arrow or “roof.”.