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What does the Swiss-O-Finder map look like?

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The map is explained below.

control posts

The control posts are the targets of your run, you must visit all posts in the order they appear on the map. On top of the control post you will find a number, which is the control post number.

Start/finish post

At your starting point there is an oversized control post. It forms your starting point and at the end it is also your destination.

Swiss-O-Finder App

During the race, you can use the Swiss-O-Finder App to confirm your visited posts and receive additional information. Once you have arrived at your destination, you can synchronize your data and save it in your account at .

QR codes

You can read QR codes with the Swiss-O-Finder app. With the QR codes you confirm your checkpoints and receive additional information. The QR code at the starting point triggers your start and at the end of your run it is the "finish".


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You need a map so that you can run your course and find the right posts. We use simplified OL maps for the Swiss-O-Finder. If you are not so familiar with it yet, you will find an explanation of the map here.

Your course is marked on the map. You start from the triangle and run the control posts 1, 2, 3 etc. one after the other. From the last post you go to the double circle - your finish line.

The map is the be-all and end-all of orienteering. The Swiss-O-Finder map shows you an image of your running environment. You will find an explanation of how a road, for example, is marked on your map under "Legend".

Control Points

In the Swiss-O-Finder there are three different types of maps. Depending on the location, it can be forest, urban or alpine. For each type of location, there are some special symbols that do not exist for the others.

The forest

The forest is the classic habitat of the orienteering runner.

Cool shade

new paths


tall trees



Example map forest