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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.
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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, ...).

Structure:
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.

Restrictions:
- 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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Image for Council Crest Mountain Orientation Table, Portland ORview gallery

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This orientation table is located on top of Council Crest in Portland, Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/10/2010

last visited: 5/18/2020

Image for Rocky Butte Orientation Table - Portland, ORview gallery

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This orientation table is located in Joseph Wood Hill Park at the top of Rocky Butte in Portland, Oregon, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/3/2010

last visited: 5/15/2021

Image for Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint Orientation Mapview gallery

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Orientation TablesPortland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint Orientation Map

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The Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint overlooks a fantastic view of Crown Point and Vista House, and the Columbia River and Gorge. In the distance Bonneville Dam Complex and Beacon Rock can be seen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/31/2008

last visited: 10/2/2019

Image for Mt. St. Helens Johnston Observatory Table - Washingtonview gallery

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Orientation TablesMt. St. Helens Johnston Observatory Table - Washington

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This table is located at one of the best spots to view Mt. St. Helens without much work involved. It is located atop the small hill adjacent to the Johnston Observatory Visitor Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/1/2008

last visited: 8/16/2017

Image for Yaquina Bay Orientation Table - Newport, ORview gallery

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Orientation TablesYaquina Bay Orientation Table - Newport, OR

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An interesting and artistic orientation table that points to historical sites nearby.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/11/2011

last visited: 7/10/2021

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Orientation TablesWindy Point Orientation Table, Oregon

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This orientation table is part of the "Sea of Lava" sign at Windy Point.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/20/2008

last visited: 9/20/2008

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This orientation table is on top of the Dee Wright Observatory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/21/2008

last visited: 9/21/2008

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