Schools Orienteering Resources

Content for this section is still being developed.


  • Kiwi-O Manual 2014 (1.13MB) – Orienteering for Schools. For a minimum preparation, minimum equipment, minimum cost orienteering programme in primary and intermediate schools. (Note: A5 page size)
  • International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM)
    Orienteering is a worldwide sport. A common approach to the interpretation and drawing of orienteering maps is essential for fair competition and for the future growth of the sport. It is the aim of the International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM) to provide a map specification which can accomodate the many different types of terrain around the world and the many ways of doing orienteering.
  • International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps (ISSOM)
  • IOF Control Descriptions exampleIOF Control Descriptions – 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.

External Resources



Orienteering for beginners – by Alexander Lines (aged 11) – a short introduction to orienteering.

10 Elements of Orienteering – videos from Irish Orienteering Association.


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