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Orientation Tables
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An orientation table is a small tourism oriented construction, located at an observation point, which enables visitors to identify the characteristic elements of the view from that location. There are several kinds, from the simplest to the true artistic creation. Orientation tables can be found in a variety of locations, but because their main goal is to identify the features of a landscape, they are generally located at points which are higher than the surrounding countryside.
Expanded Description:

Orientation tables are composed of two elements.

Geographic Information:
often presented in the form of a landscape which is painted, drawn, carved, or photographed on various types of media (enamel plate, stone, metal, concrete, ...), it always includes at least directions and place names; usually those which can be viewed from the orientation table, but some display directions and distances to more remote locations (cities, countries, ...).

on which the geographic information is presented. It may be a free-standing table which is possible to walk around, or simply a sign placed (horizontaly, inclined or verticaly) against a building (wall).
Instructions for Posting a Orientation Tables Waymark:

An orientation table helps tourists understand a landscape. In this category, the table is as important as the landscape itself.

Two photographs are highly recommended to illustrate an orientation table waymark:
- A close-up photo of the table.
- A view of the table with the landscape in the background.

Optional : A third photo (ore more) showing the landscape in more detail.

Please, don't show your GPSr in the picture.

- The viewer must see the depiction of the view and the real view itself simultaneously.
Sometimes, orientation tables are located inside buildings. So, only waymark this table if the landscape is directly visible. In this case a photo with the landscape in the background (good quality picture) is required.
- Please, don't submit commercial purpose maps. Only maps with a touristic use.
- Orientation maps must be open to the public.
- In this category, we are not looking for compass roses. They have their own category. They can be easily distinguished by their large size and because they are generally placed at ground level.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1) Tell what you experienced during your visit.

2) Proof of your visit is required. Send at least a picture of the table. Either :
- Table and landscape
- A close-up view of the table : why not with your finger showing a particular direction (your city, country, your holiday residence ...) (optional)

A photo with your GPSr is not required.
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Orientation TablesMount Jefferson - Jefferson, North Carolina

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This orientation tables sits midway up Mount Jefferson.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/5/2009

last visited: 7/1/2007

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Orientation TablesCumberland Gap National Park Orientation Table

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This orientation table is located at one of the entry points into the Cumberland Gap National Park. It shows the terrain of the surrounding mountains.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/30/2008

last visited: 7/29/2014

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Orientation TablesPinnacle Rock - Cumberland Gap National Park - Lee County, VA

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Pinnacle Rock rises 1090' above Cumberland Gap, TN and another 200' above Middlesboro, KY. It is inside the Cumberland Gap National Park. You can drive most of the way up the mountain, but you will have to hike the last 1/4 mile.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/10/2008

last visited: 12/31/2018

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Orientation TablesPoint of View - Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area - Ceaser's Head State Park

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Following the wooden walkway to the observation area, one finds an orientation board that points out the area landmarks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: South Carolina

date approved: 5/28/2017

last visited: 5/28/2017

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