topographic orientation

to·po·graph·ic or·i·en·ta·tion

(top'ŏ-graf'ik ōr'ē-ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Determination of the position of objects and settings and the route to a desired location.
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Geometry and topographic orientation of aviaries with the drinking dish being placed in the western (roofed) part of the facility, and the open enclosure encompassing the eastern part were putatively decisive for organization of the cognitive map and visual cues (landmarks, light gradient) could therefore be used for topographic orientation.
The topographic orientation concerns the cardinal points, while the forensic orientation takes into account diverse reference points trees, access roads etc.