Symbol categories: Landforms | Rock and boulders | Water and march | Vegetation | Man-made features | Technical symbols | Course planning symbols

Technical symbols are symbols that exist on any type of topographic map and not just on orienteering maps.

To train and learn this category of symbols: Game: Map symbols – Technical symbols

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CodeSymbolNameDescriptionControl Descrip.
601MAGNETIC NORTH LINELines placed on the map pointing to magnetic north, parallel to the sides of the paper.
602REGISTRATION MARKUsed for printing courses on already printed maps.
603SPOT HEIGHTUsed for the rough assessment of height differences.