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Control Descriptions Reference

  • International Specification for Control Descriptions (PDF)

    Orienteering is a worldwide sport. It is the aim of the IOF control description symbols to provide a stable means for orienteers from all countries to be able to understand control descriptions without ambiguity or the need for language translation. This booklet shows how the symbols can be used to do this.


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  • Control Aide android app is made for both emerging orienteers and long time veterans with the intention to make reading control descriptions like second nature. It aims to achieve this through repetition but also has a useful index to look up and learn any orienteering symbol.
    Control Aide on Google Play

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