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A forum that lets orienteers post and view split times from competitions, keep online training logs, and share training philosophy.

 Backcountry Navigation
Describes how to use a compass and a topographical map to navigate cross country.

 Compass Sport
Britain's national orienteering magazine. Full event coverage with worldwide circulation.

 Electronic Compass
Sells magnetic sensor technology for cars, boats, bicycles, and hikers.

 Finding North by the Moon
Shows 2 methods of finding north by the moon.

 Finding Your Way with Map and Compass
An illustrated guide from the USGS to understanding and using topographical maps and determining direction with a compass.

 GORPGetting FoundHow to Navigate the Backcountry
An excerpt from Survival in the 90s by Bob Newman.

 How To Use a Compass
How to use a compass in several lessons plus how to navigate in poor visibility and how to navigate without a compass. Suggested exercises. Tips on buying a compass.

 How To Use a Compass
An illustrated compass tutorial. It teaches how to use a compass in several lessons. From an easy introduction to how to find the way in dense fog or if you haven't got a compass. Also contains suggested exercises.

 Hungarian Orienteering
Includes general facts about Hungary, council members of the Hungarian Orienteering Federation, list of local Federations and clubs, links to Hungarian orienteers, results, profiles of the Hungarian National Team, 2000 and 2001 Hungarian Cup results, clic

 Land Navigation
Discusses tools and techniques for navigating in poor visibility.

 Magnetic Compass from "How Stuff Works"
Illustrated tutorial explains magnetic compass operation and shows how to make your own compass.

 Map and Compass Fundamentals
Covers the background and history of navigation plus techniques including navigating around obstacles and dead reckoning.

 Maps and Compasses
Extensive coverage of navigation, not only for orienteering.

 Navigation Technologies
Maker of digital maps for vehicular navigation. About the company and their products.

 Navigation With Map and Compass
Links to resources that deal with navigation.

 Northwest Adventures
Northwest Adventures hosts and promotes several wilderness navigation races in the Pacific Northwest, both beginner and elite team races. Race calendar for competitors and volunteers.

 OA Guide to Map and Compass
An excerpt from The Backpackers Field Manual by Rick Curtis, including reference tables, illustrations and real life examples.

 Orienteering and Rogaining Home Page
The oldest of the large orienteering pages on the net. This page has been around for more than six years.

 Orienteering for the Young
A booklet about orienteering by James Baker. It explains in several pages how a course for beginners are made.

 Orienteering in Ireland
Clubs, fixtures, results, news, magazine, forum and links are provided, as well as an explanation of the sport and details of the Irish Orienteering Association.

 Orienteering Online
Orienteering resource with articles, interviews and software. Also includes a message board and related links.

 Orienteering Unlimited
Provides information about the sport of orienteering. In addition, it describes the program and map making services offered by Orienteering Unlimited.

 Reading Topographic Maps
Online manual on map reading and land navigation based on US Army training materials which includes instructions on maps, compasses and other navigational aids.

 Rock & Ice OnlineSoftbody Navigation
How to navigate in a white out, focusing on the use of wands.

 Scientific Journal of Orienteering
Abstracts of articles included in the journal and subscription information. Also describes how to contribute to the periodical.

 Sun Compass
Using a horizontal sundial as a sun compass by John C. Fakan, Ph.D.

 The Bushwalker's Guide to the Galaxy
Describes techniques that don't require a GPS or compass.

 Tips on Navigation
Covers the process from pre-planning to error correction.

 Treasure Hunt Adventures
Offers orienteering training events throughout the US. Specializes in school programs, teacher training seminars and corporate team building. Contact information and explanation of services.

 What is Orienteering?
Description of the sport, as well as map legends, contol symbols and how to teach the game.

 What is Orienteering?
Extensive homepage that explains and teaches orienteering.

 Wilderness Survival: Field-Expedient Direction Finding
Describes how to navigate using readily available materials in a survival situation. Includes diagrams.

 Wilderness Survival: Field-Expedient Direction Finding
Describes how to use the sun and shadows for determining direction with illustrations. Also includes information on how to use the stars for finding direction and making an improvised compass.

 World of O
An extensive index of orienteering sites maintained by Norwegian orienteer Jan Kocbach.