Orienteering Vendors

The following list of vendors is provided for information only. Orienteering USA does not endorse any specific vendor or service.

The IOF has compiled a list of software for orienteers, which includes event administration, games, mapping software, and timing management.

See the Mappers section for mapping-related services and products.

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Orienteering Equipment and Supplies

Company or ProductContactDescription
866-GAITERS/Go OrienteeringGale Teschendorf
1920 Schiller Ave.
Wilmette IL 60091
Toll-free: 866-GAITERS
GoOrienteering at gmail dot com
Orienteering, adventure racing, Rogaine, ski-o, and meet supplies from dozens of manufacturers. Many unique items. FREE huge 10-page 8.5" x 11" COLOR catalogs. Custom clothing and uniforms. Run by the same friendly people as Go Orienteering!, the A-meet vendors.
AxisGear 1541 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 1T6
Tel: (416) 537-9229
Fax: (416) 588-7363
Toll free: 1-866-537-9229

Specializing in customized clothing for cycling since 2001, AxisGear can outfit your team in custom clothing, t-shirts and jerseys. All your cycling apparel needs customized for your team or club. Sublimated, screen printed, embroidered apparel, we can do it all for you.
Berman's Orienteering SupplyLarry&Sara Mae Berman
23 Fayette St.
Cambridge MA 02139
smlberman at verizon dot net
We feature Moscow Compasses and VJ shoes, but we carry a wide range of compasses, gaiters, books, games, meet supplies, and other O' equipment.
Brunton Company620 East Monroe Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501 U.S.A.
307-856-1840 (fax)
Orders: 800.443.4871
Features Nexus orienteering compasses, the US trade name for Silva compasses manufactured in Sweden. Also carries teacher kits.
Compass OutletCompass Outlet
17520 Dartown Rd #476
Westfield, IN 46074
Internet retail store specializing in high-quality, made-in-the-USA compasses.
Compass PointCompass Point. 10 Market Sq. Lytham. Lancs. FY8 5LW. England.
Tel: +44 (0) 1253 795597  Fax: +44 (0) 1253 739460
The UK's largest online orienteering and outdoor equipment shop - est 1991. Compass Point has the finest selection of orienteering equipment from SILVA, the world leaders in navigation, and orienteering equipment and outdoor clothing and equipment from other carefully selected manufacturers.
The Compass StoreJay Buell
4045 Inman Park Lane
Buford GA 30519
jay at rocgear.com
An online store that features compasses for virtually every outdoor application. Wide assortment of professional base-plate compasses, mirror-sighting compasses, competition compasses, and specialty application compasses. Also markers, punches, and other hard-to-find orienteering gear.
Forestry SuppliersForestry Suppliers, Inc.
P. O. Box 8397
Jackson MS 39284-8397
(601) 354-3565
fsi at forestry-suppliers.com
Compasses, compass education books, map and compass books and videos, orienteering teaching aides, and raised relief maps.
nonameQuality Nordic
Park City, UT 84098

qualitynordic at gmail.com
Supplier for Team USA
Noname offers a complete collection of orienteering textiles. Our collection includes several training and warm-up suits, four different racing shirts, and a huge selection of trousers and pants for every level of orienteering. For many pieces, we use digital printing techniques to create unique designs for club logos.
o21e Orienteering Clothing

Ana Sofia Chavez
sofi at o21e.com

o21e on Facebook
Orienteering clothing, made in the USA. Custom club tops, free artwork, dye sublimation. Supplier for clubs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia
Event T-shirts -- pima cotton and O-mesh our specialties
Orienteer CaliforniaBruce Wolfe
217 Scenic Ave.
Piedmont CA 94611
orienteercalifornia at yahoo.com
Orienteering Unlimited, Inc. Orienteering Unlimited, Inc. is a full-service producer of maps and the orienteering adventure programs for them. U.S. OCAD supplier.
OrifixJorge Bastos
Lisbon, Portugal
Map holder for MTB orienteering athletes in a choice of colors. "Created with the purpose to give a new vision at competition and leisure practice as well a new improvement and colour to the MTB Orienteering."
Right StuffFred Hutt (fred at rightstuff-durango.com)
Specialty packs and accessories, featuring Map Sushi and other accessories for GPS, family radios, water bottles, etc. Professional radio harnesses for course officials and SAR personnel also available.
Scarborough Orienteering
James Scarborough
James at sportident.us
o21e clothing, O-tops, pants, gaiters, club uniforms; Inov-8 and Icebug orienteering shoes
Suunto compasses, description holders, compass magnifier, bike map holders
Event supplies, controls stands, markers
Team-building events in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas; 40 years' experience
Silva (Sweden)info@silva.seSells compasses, clothing, bags, etc. Orienteering compasses are sold in the US under the Nexus name (see Brunton Company above).
Silva (US)1326 Willow Road,
Sturtevant WI, 53177
camping at jwa.com
Part of Johnson Worldwide Associates. Sells education materials and a range of compasses, including several beginner models. These compasses are different from Swedish Silva/Nexus compasses.
SuuntoLocate a U.S. dealerCompasses, watches, and other products
The O Store

"The Canadian Orienteering Store"
Contact InformationClothing, SI equipment, compasses, accessories, and other products
TrekliteJoseph Huberman
904 Dorothea Drive
Raleigh NC 27603 919-828-6068
joseph at treklite.com
Treklite Orienteering Equipment is designed to offer various levels of protection while staying as light and cool as possible and offering unrestricted motion. These products can have a long life (for orienteering clothing) with very little care.
TrimtexSekkebekksletta 8, Postbox 124
N-4791 Lillesand
Tel: +47 37 26 91 00
+47 37 26 91 01 (fax)
Norway's leading producer of club orienteering suits
Ultrasport4 St. Mary's Street, NEWPORT, Shropshire TF10 7AB England
Tel: +44 1952 813918
Fax: +44 1952 825320
simon at ultrasport.freeserve.co.uk
Britain's leading supplier of orienteering kit
Wildwood Adventure Outfitterswildwoodadventureoutfitters at gmail.comSpecializing in Moscow compasses and SI-8 and SI-9 finger sticks.

Orienteering Training Camps and Programs

Wilderness Orienteering CampsBill Shannon (algonquin77 at yahoo.com)
167 Monroe Avenue
Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Wilderness Orienteering Camps has been teaching orienteering and mapping skills since 1980. The camps are run by Bill Shannon who has been orienteering for 25 years. His camps were previously held annually in New York, but now Mr. Shannon is offering to run programs in other areas.
Orienteering AdventuresGreg Sack
5523 Whetsel Ave. (raphic at fuse.net)
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Orienteering training and education, as well as graphic art production: clip-art, leaflets, t-shirts, web art and design
Orienteering Unlimited, Inc.Ed Hicks
edhicks at orienteeringunlimited.com
Map Adventure Programs can be tailored for schools, teacher training, corporate/executive programs, resort and camp programs, and more. One-day professional training also available.
Treasure Hunt Adventures
Treasure Hunt Adventures
Chris Cassone
P.O. Box 1049
Carmel NY 10512
cc at treasurehuntadventures.com
Corporate team building and school programs using orienteering as a basis for problem solving, decision-making, and interactive fun and adventure. Over fifty Fortune 500 companies are repeat clients. Visit site for video streaming links.
Ultimate Treasure HuntsUltimate Treasure Hunts
P.O. Box 974
Exeter, NH 03833
info at ultimatetreasurehunts.com
Corporate team building, school programs, and birthday parties, using orienteering for problem solving, fun, and adventure.

O' Mapping Software

MapStudio for IllustratorAdrian Moser
amoser at g26.ethz.ch
MapStudio is a plug-in for Adobe Illstrator (Mac OS) that helps you to draw orienteering maps. A tryout version can be downloaded from the MapStudio homepage.
OCADinfo at ocad.comThe Windows based mapping program for creating orienteering maps. A demo version is available with full functionality, but limited to 500 objects. To purchase the full program, visit the webpage, or see the orienteering supplier list at the top of the page.
O Symbol FontWilliam Luitje (luitje at acm.org)A PC TrueType font containing all symbols used for describing control points. Version 1.01 has been modified to display all symbols correctly in Windows 95 as well as Win 3.1. The font is free.

Electronic Punching and Timing Systems

EmitTollbugt 6, 0152 Oslo
Tel: +47 2242 3050
Fax: +47 2242 5553
Formerly Regnly. Electronic punching and timing system for orienteering events.

James Scarborough
james at sportident.us
Online store for finger sticks and club supplies. North American distributor for SI. World-wide shipping at low rates. Complete line of SI electronic punching/timing equipment.
SPORTident.seBox 704 86, S-107 26 Stockholm
Tele 046 (8) - 654 71 40
Fax 046 (8) - 654 63 19
Electronic punching and timing system for orienteering events.
SPORTident.caContact FormNorth American outfit that repairs SPORTident equipment
SI Flag Mount systemBob BoltzLightweight plastic mount that sits on top of flag tied to a branch or other object, making heavy stands unnecessary. The mount holds a SPORTident® 8 Station, IOF rule number plate, and night reflector. Can be converted to use with an inexpensive rod where a stand is necessary.

O' Event Software

Other event software systems may be available. See the Sportident page for more resources.
AnimatorZbynek Cernin (zbynek.cernin at volny.cz)Animator allows you to publish maps, courses, routes, and split-times on the web as an interactive internet application which allows animation of competitors routes on the map (play, stop, pause, speed functions). An Internet user can draw his/her own route or the animation runs a course automatically. Importing from different software and files is available. Publishing flags and runner's photos is also available. Used during WOC2003.
AutoDownload AutoDownload is a software package for downloading SiCards and producing results for events using SPORTident hardware.
Clue Version 1.7 (previous versions available)Fred Kruesi
703 Brooke Road
Exton PA 19341
This is a Windows program that can be used to create control descriptions.
Clue Sheet 2.0.3David Dana
sanadsoft at aol.com
Clue Sheet is a shareware Macintosh program for preparing orienteering course description sheets. Previous versions have been used around the world since 1989. Version 2.0 keeps the direct, graphical interface of the earlier versions, but is almost completely rewritten to improve its flexibility and to ease handling of large meets.
Condes for WindowsFinn Arildsen
finn at arildsen.com
A Windows program for the course setter. Condes has a graphical editor that lets you plan your courses on the screen directly on the map.You can print your courses directly on a color printer or export the courses to a variety of graphical formats for professional offset printing.Compatible with OCAD. Condes is for sale from the author.
CORPSE for Windows - free evaluation copyHannu Mannering mannering at mannering.comCORPSE is software for course planning and course setting. Plan courses directly onto map images, place and drag controls to new positions, automatic course length calculations, describe controls once only in IOF symbols or English, break leg lines and control circles, add water drops, multi-loop courses, print courses to paper maps or OCAD print files, cross reference controls and courses and many other outstanding features
Evalds Sport-Data HBBo Engbord
m2369 at abc.se
A PC software development company, mainly applications for sports events.
Event OrganizerMatt Sherlock
msherloc at extro.ucc.su.oz.au
This is a program for organizing events. It is for sale for $99 US plus postage and handling.
4mila Orienteering SoftwareAdrian Moser, info at 4mila.comComplete event management software with SportIdent support, networking, individual, relay, team and multi-day events, IOF XML data support.
GecoSimon DenierOrienteering event management software
Orienteering OrganizerZbynek Cernin
zbynek.cernin at volny.cz
Complete orienteering software for single, relay, score, and single with loops events. Course setting (on screen and map design, IOF description, course printing and plotting, export to OCAD), event administration (entries, start lists, results, split times, SPORTident e-punching system support, internet and email publishing, commentator and spectator support) and analysis (color tables, charts, live animation, runners' route analysis).
Ór Orienteering Results Program Martin Flynn
webmaster at orienteering.ie
Ór is a program that will allow you to produce results from an orienteering event. It is excellent for "punch" events, even with limited personnel. However, Ór really comes into its own when used with SPORTident.
Purple PenPeter Golde
peter at golde.org
Purple Pen is Windows software for course setting and description sheets. Design your course directly on an OCAD map. Automatically produce master maps, description sheets, master punch cards. Calculate course lengths, control and leg loads, and other helpful functions. Compatible with OCAD 6, 7, 8, and 9. FREE for all uses.
Sport SoftwareStephan Krämer
StKraemer at sportsoftware.de
Software for use with Sportident equipment, including single-day and multi-day software, relay, score-O, team, and SI system management.
WINCACS ProOystein Bjorke
bjorke at bigfoot.com
WINCACS is a Windows program for course setters. The program can produce control descriptions, course overprints, master punch control cards, control load maps, etc.
WinControlKari Klossner
kklo at mail.wallac.fi
This is a Windows program for sale to create control descriptions.

Computer O' Games/Simulation

Catching FeaturesGreg Walker, developer (orders at catchingfeatures dot com)Catching Features is an orienteering game you can play at home. Use it for rainy-day training or rest-day enjoyment. Several different modes of play are available. Website includes screenshots. Demo available.
Lost in ForestPeter Danielsson (e96pd at efd.lth.se)
Kamnarsv 15K:21
22646 Lund
Orienteering computer game which simulates actually running a course. Demo available.
MapMemoryAdrian Moser
amoser at g26.ethz.ch
MapMemory is an orienteering computer game for the Mac OS. A tryout version can be downloaded from the MapMemory homepage.
Orienteer at HomeWildbird Software
Dennis Wildfogel
19980 Skyline Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95033
order at dennisw.com
Orienteering simulation software for Mac or Windows. Demo available.
Pegas-OOcé Software Laboratories namur sa
Olivier Rihoux
57 rue Lemercier (olivier.rihoux at skynet.be)
5002 Saint Servais, B-Belgium
Tel: 32-81-732145
After an event, design your way on a map image file. Output is an .html file showing your progress. You can include split times so your course will be displayed in real time. You can even merge two files to see two competitors running together and compare routes.
Rogaine Router 2.0Online Sports Coaching (rogaine at sportscoach.com.au)
Paul and Helen Shields
Rogaine Router quickly identifies a good route for a rogaine. It has several methods built in for doing this so that you can get a good answer in any timeframe you want. It takes as input a list of controls and their coordinates and can produce either a picture of the best route or a list of controls in the right order. The program should not be used during a competitive rogaine but rather can help to educate you on route selection. It is free.
The ForestFind out about this game on
Orienteering simulation game
Erik Melin
(melin at mbox302.swipnet.se)
An excerpt from the web page: “win OL is real-time orienteering software for Windows. Orienteering is competitive cross-country navigation using a map and compass. The goal is to find all the controls, in the right order, in the shortest time possible. The winner is the competitor who completes the course in the shortest time. In the Shareware version, there are two maps and an (almost) unlimited number of courses. You can use the already existing courses, set new courses, or let the computer randomly generate courses.”

Programs for Route Plotting and Comparing

OGPSThomas Graupner OGPS is a freeware computer application that lets orienteers with GPS devices (including Garmin GPS watches) see where they went during their races. To use OGPS, you need an image of your orienteering map and one or more files containing the tracks you want to analyze.
QuickRoutedeveloped by
Mats Troeng and
Jörgen Ohlin

User forum
QuickRoute is a freeware computer program for Windows that allows you to display a route from a GPS device, such as a GPS-watch, on an orienteering map saved as an image file. The main purpose of QuickRoute is to make it quick and simple to transfer your route from a GPS device onto a map.

QuickRoute has built-in support for GPS devices in the Garmin Forerunner series. Other devices that can produce data files in the GPX format are also supported. Integration with Google Earth gives great opportunities to analysis of geographical data.
Route GadgetJarkko Ryyppö, FinlandWeb utility for drawing and comparing orienteering routes. Many clubs host their own RouteGadget sites to allow competitors to draw their routes and compare with others who ran the same course. GPS upload utility included.

Digital Maps

 Maptech, Inc.
10 Industrial Way
Amesbury, MA 01913
Topo maps, nautical charts, high altitude photos, and much more!


Veneto Sport AwardsJeff, April, or Alan
16 London Dr
Jackson NJ 08527
Fax: 732-363-5459
venetoawards at optonline.com
Veneto Sport Awards, Inc., imports the finest medals from Italy and sells them directly to our customers, which include many orienteering clubs throughout the US. We offer several stock orienteering-specific designs, as well as custom medals and coins. We do engraving too. Request our brochure.


Altrec50 -116th Ave SE, Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
A 1-stop internet site providing a complete line of outdoor items from quality manufacturers and offering excellent online features and travel information.
Camelbak Hydration SystemsFasTrakTM Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 1029
Weatherford, TX 76086-1029
(817) 594-1000
The worldwide leader in performance hydration systems

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

Tamarack Habilitation Tech. Inc.
1670-94th Lane NE
Blaine, MN 55449-4323
Ph: 866-795-0057
Guaranteed blister prevention&relief with ENGO Blister Prevention Patches. Unique application to footwear&insoles, not the skin, provides long-lasting prevention against friction forces that cause hot spots, blisters and calluses. Available at GoENGO.com
The Gear JunkieStephen RegenoldTHEGEARJUNKIE.com is a site devoted to the outdoors, health, fitness, adventure travel, and all the gear and equipment associated with those pursuits. It is based off a nationally-syndicated newspaper column of the same name written by freelance journalist Stephen Regenold, a world-traveling adventurer/journalist with a home base in Minneapolis, Minn.
Geared for AdventureJim BeasleyGPS, marine electronics, 2-way radios, binoculars, and other outdoor equipment, plus a full line of related accessories.
Gookinaid drinksee Vitalyte 
Human KineticsLynn D. Marshall
217-352-5076 x 2401
800-747-4457 x 2401
lynnm at hkusa.com
At Human Kinetics, we publish a number of resources for professionals and enthusiasts involved in fitness, sports, physical education, and the sports sciences.
Maptech888-839-5551Electronic maps
Rite in the RainRite in the Rain Products
(J.L. Darling Corporation)
2614 Pacific Hwy East
Tacoma, WA 98424  USA
Fax 253-9222-5300
Specializing in "Outdoor writing products for outdoor writing people".
RoadIDRoad ID
PO Box 17350
516 Enterprise Drive
Erlanger, KY 41017
If you are a runner, cyclist, triathlete or just a person who doesn't sit on the couch all day, Road ID is for you. This awesome piece of gear not only looks good but it could save your life. In the event of an accident, if you can't speak for yourself, your Road ID will. It's not just a piece of gear - it's peace of mind.
VIPPettaugh, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6AX U.K.
+44 1473 890285
44 1473 890764 (fax)
Suppliers of Zecom Weatherwriter® waterproof copy paper
Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Solution Vitalyte online purchasingVitalyte is the new name for the electrolyte-replenishment drink Gookinaid.
WYD! SportswearCory Peterson (corykpeterson at hotmail.com)
Fruit of the Loom "Lofteez" T-Shirts for only $2.60 apiece! Perfect for Meet Directors looking to save money on event souvenir shirts. Why pay more to a silk screener? Pay the silk screener to print, buy the t-shirts from us! We sell t-shirts and other apparel worldwide, and can pass on our volume discounts to USOF. Other colors and styles available. Please call for quotes!