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Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

Mon 07 Nov, 2016 8:55 pm

Planning a trek from east to west coast of Indonesian borneo (Kalimantan) but am having problems finding any descent topo maps. Anyone had any luck finding descent maps for this area or other areas of Indonesia?

Cheers,

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

Sat 10 Dec, 2016 8:12 pm

You could ask http://sandakanspirit.com/
They do the Sandakan death march. They have Australian guides.

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

Fri 20 Jan, 2017 10:00 pm

I think you will struggle to get accurate contour maps of Indonesia - they tend to be a little paranoid about invasion.

I have a 1:2 million map of Kalimantan and a 1:800,000 map of KalBar showing kampung, roads etc.
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KalBar

What sort of 'trek' are you planning? something like Eric Hansen?

I lived and worked in Pontianak for a couple of years and travelled inland a few times as far as Sintang.

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

Fri 20 Jan, 2017 10:12 pm

Selamat jalan, hati hati

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

Mon 08 Oct, 2018 3:31 pm

The best I ended up with were old world war 2 maps, which have big blank spots and admit to being inaccurate in the more rugged country.

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

Mon 08 Oct, 2018 3:56 pm

Even on OSM, there’s precious little entry apart from known roads.

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

Mon 08 Oct, 2018 6:03 pm

So, bb, how did the trek go? What route? Jananglah malu!

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

Wed 10 Oct, 2018 7:52 am

The Trek was great, just to experience the equatorial Jungle, wildlife was difficult to see as the area is pretty heavily hunted by the local Dayaks. Our route took us from upstream of Long Apari across the foothills of the Mueller Mountains out onto the Bongan River, was supposed to be a 7 day hike but we cut it a day short as my mate got crook.
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