Course 3 (White) 1.8km
1 (472) Distinctive Tree
2 (483) Building, North side
3 (488) Under the Bridge
There is an International Pictorial Language which is used for red courses, so people can orienteer anywhere in the world. In between, orange courses get both forms of description.
Here's a link to a One-Page Listing of the symbols.
Here's a link to a Complete Presentation of all the symbols.
Here's a link to a Quiz to Test Your Knowledge of the symbols.
These are all interpretations of the official IOF publication dated 1990. This is available in booklet form from good orienteering shops. It is currently under revision but the changes will only be minor "tuning".
Hint: Before you start, write the control codes and an abbreviation of the feature in the boxes on your control card. Then there's one less piece of paper to worry about. The pictorial symbols make really good abbreviations.
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