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Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

PostPosted: Mon 07 Nov, 2016 8:55 pm
by backyard_botanist
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

PostPosted: Sat 10 Dec, 2016 8:12 pm
by mark electric
You could ask http://sandakanspirit.com/
They do the Sandakan death march. They have Australian guides.

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2017 10:00 pm
by bernieq
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

PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2017 10:12 pm
by Neo
Selamat jalan, hati hati

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct, 2018 3:31 pm
by backyard_botanist
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

PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct, 2018 3:56 pm
by GPSGuided
Even on OSM, there’s precious little entry apart from known roads.

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct, 2018 6:03 pm
by bernieq
So, bb, how did the trek go? What route? Jananglah malu!

Re: Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) Topo maps

PostPosted: Wed 10 Oct, 2018 7:52 am
by backyard_botanist
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.