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Any Benchmarks In Malaysia?

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My turn. Found these two when I was geocaching there.

 

P0431, N5°24.949' E100°20.623', 12.1m elev

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This BM is in front of the Church Street Pier(established 1897)

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P0432, N5°24.828' E100°20.477', 12.1m elev

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The old building of Kwong Wah Yit Poh, reputed to be the oldest Chinese newspaper(established in 1905 by the founding father of modern China, Dr. Sun Yat Seng) in the world is not far away from this BM.

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They have moved to their new building and this has rented out to become a B&B guesthouse now.

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Hi cwyap, turbosnail, stimix, robojsl -

 

Excellent pictures! Seeing all your interest in finding and recording your benchmark finds in Malaysia, I suggest you start a waymark category for Malaysian benchmarks. The Waymarking site is also made by Groundspeak and there are already benchmark categories for Australia, Canada, Portugal, the UK, and the US in Waymarking.

 

The place to read about starting a new category such as Malaysian Benchmarks is here and click on "Category Creation Guide". If you need any help on this, let us know.

Hi there, unsure if this is the thread to raise this, but we are in NZ, and while searching for a cache (twin bridges (GCA065)) came across UE10, a New Zealand benchmark. We could not see this (obviously) on the websites but would be keen to find a way of logging them - anyone out there know more than the attached - where maps are etc. We are relatively new, but in some ways the benchmarks are the beginning of location by GPS. Anyone able to help? And by the way - I love the images on this thread - it is very interesting perhaps for those of us unfamiliar with your country. Cheers.

 

I am glad you find our findings interesting. We also log and discuss our findings at malsingmaps forum, a place where you will find free Malaysia and Singapore maps for Garmin units. You can find them at the following links:

http://forums.malsingmaps.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=188

http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.php/Benchmarking

 

The reason we post our findings here instead of create a category is because none of us are premium members and we are still looking for someone that is premium member is willing to help us create one at Waymarking.com.

 

You can try your luck at the following links for Kiwi BMs:

http://gwprojects.org/forum/index.php

http://www.linz.govt.nz/home/index.html

http://www.linz.govt.nz/apps/geodeticdatabase/index.html

 

Good luck.

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Hi cwyap, turbosnail, stimix, robojsl -

 

Excellent pictures! Seeing all your interest in finding and recording your benchmark finds in Malaysia, I suggest you start a waymark category for Malaysian benchmarks. The Waymarking site is also made by Groundspeak and there are already benchmark categories for Australia, Canada, Portugal, the UK, and the US in Waymarking.

 

The place to read about starting a new category such as Malaysian Benchmarks is here and click on "Category Creation Guide". If you need any help on this, let us know.

Hi there, unsure if this is the thread to raise this, but we are in NZ, and while searching for a cache (twin bridges (GCA065)) came across UE10, a New Zealand benchmark. We could not see this (obviously) on the websites but would be keen to find a way of logging them - anyone out there know more than the attached - where maps are etc. We are relatively new, but in some ways the benchmarks are the beginning of location by GPS. Anyone able to help? And by the way - I love the images on this thread - it is very interesting perhaps for those of us unfamiliar with your country. Cheers.

 

I am glad you find our findings interesting. We also log and discuss our findings at malsingmaps forum, a place where you will find free Malaysia and Singapore maps for Garmin units. You can find them at the following links:

http://forums.malsingmaps.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=188

http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.php/Benchmarking

 

The reason we post our findings here instead of create a category is because none of us are premium members and we are still looking for someone that is premium member is willing to help us create one at Waymarking.com.

 

You can try your luck at the following links for Kiwi BMs:

http://gwprojects.org/forum/index.php

http://www.linz.govt.nz/home/index.html

http://www.linz.govt.nz/apps/geodeticdatabase/index.html

 

Good luck.

 

Thanks for this -have had a look and might try to find a few - we dont see the one we found in the database, so some more research needed. I am unsure what is required to start a Waymarking.com category - i see a committee is required to stop the extra work falling on one person. I will see how our benchmark hunts go here, but might start a category - I wonder if you can do an general one for outside the US?

 

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These are views from close to the benchmark. Heart of the South Island. Small cos I grabbed them off the Groundspeak website

 

Cheers Chaps.

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Hi cwyap, turbosnail, stimix, robojsl -

 

Excellent pictures! Seeing all your interest in finding and recording your benchmark finds in Malaysia, I suggest you start a waymark category for Malaysian benchmarks. The Waymarking site is also made by Groundspeak and there are already benchmark categories for Australia, Canada, Portugal, the UK, and the US in Waymarking.

 

The place to read about starting a new category such as Malaysian Benchmarks is here and click on "Category Creation Guide". If you need any help on this, let us know.

Hi there, unsure if this is the thread to raise this, but we are in NZ, and while searching for a cache (twin bridges (GCA065)) came across UE10, a New Zealand benchmark. We could not see this (obviously) on the websites but would be keen to find a way of logging them - anyone out there know more than the attached - where maps are etc. We are relatively new, but in some ways the benchmarks are the beginning of location by GPS. Anyone able to help? And by the way - I love the images on this thread - it is very interesting perhaps for those of us unfamiliar with your country. Cheers.

 

I am glad you find our findings interesting. We also log and discuss our findings at malsingmaps forum, a place where you will find free Malaysia and Singapore maps for Garmin units. You can find them at the following links:

http://forums.malsingmaps.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=188

http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.php/Benchmarking

 

The reason we post our findings here instead of create a category is because none of us are premium members and we are still looking for someone that is premium member is willing to help us create one at Waymarking.com.

 

You can try your luck at the following links for Kiwi BMs:

http://gwprojects.org/forum/index.php

http://www.linz.govt.nz/home/index.html

http://www.linz.govt.nz/apps/geodeticdatabase/index.html

 

Good luck.

 

Thanks for this -have had a look and might try to find a few - we dont see the one we found in the database, so some more research needed. I am unsure what is required to start a Waymarking.com category - i see a committee is required to stop the extra work falling on one person. I will see how our benchmark hunts go here, but might start a category - I wonder if you can do an general one for outside the US?

 

1469a5c6-e1f2-4fc4-b4ac-a09bdee8ed2e.jpg

210f2c04-0e35-427a-b517-ea1f5a09cf17.jpg

21424648-3e53-4351-9be5-117c35bec88c.jpg

3df9e09c-00e2-4823-96bd-88cf337b706a.jpg

These are views from close to the benchmark. Heart of the South Island. Small cos I grabbed them off the Groundspeak website

 

Cheers Chaps.

 

It's really kinda small for me to have a close look on them. So i take the liberty to report your pictures here again(pictures were copied from rchdlyn's post on GCA065:

 

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3df9e09c-00e2-4823-96bd-88cf337b706a.jpg

 

21424648-3e53-4351-9be5-117c35bec88c.jpg

 

I would suggest you to see how it goes and decide later if create a general category for Asia Pacific region were a good idea or not.

 

There is an example of general category for benchmark hunting in Waymarking.com, i.e., European Historic Survey Stones, Monuments and Benchmarks.

 

FYI, Australia has its category already(see here).

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Thanks for the edit - I struggle a bit with photos. I will check out the links as time permts. have still benn unable to find this bencmark on any site as yet. A bit wierd.

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Thanks for the edit - I struggle a bit with photos. I will check out the links as time permts. have still benn unable to find this bencmark on any site as yet. A bit wierd.

 

See if this is the info of UE10 that you saw during your last Geocaching hunt?

 

http://www.linz.govt.nz/apps/geodeticdatab...=16481190263480

 

Geodetic code: AFB0

Latitude : 43° 31' 07.53571" S

Longitude: 171° 39' 35.03787" E

Orthometric Height: 278.1812

Order Height order:51V

Land District: Canterbury

Name: UE 10

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Found this when I was at the peak of Penang Hill on Sunday morning. Just out of curiosity to see if I could find any marks for the georeference/summit points that posted on NPM map. My Vista HCx led me to a non-descript concrete slab on the side of the Summit road.

 

Coordinates: N5°25.340' E100°15.944'

Elevation: 762.0m

 

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It is a non-descript concrete slab. There was some writing on side of the slab but un-readable now.

 

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Another view of the slab.

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Decided to take my BH and junior to "scale" Bukit Jambul. Also at the same to take down the coordinates of the trigpoint up there.

The point is next to the tea kiosk built by the volunteers.

 

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Coordinates:N5°20.587' E100°17.187'

Elevation: 253m ASL

 

The location is 47m (direction: N48°E from the georef point) away from the recorded georeference point. Looking at the topo line, the peak is supposed to be 47m from the point too. I checked it out. It is the highest peak at where the pole is erected.

 

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The trigpoint.

 

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The base. No sign nothing to tell the exact coordinates.

 

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Turbo Snail junior and Mrs. Junior Snail checking out the trigpoint.

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There is a lot of bench mark in Malaysia.

 

You can find it everywhere even at the roadside.

 

Just for your information, the TBM is stand for the Temporary Bench Mark. The TBM is the bench mark that produced by the surveyor for the construction purpose or the certain project purpose such as to determine the ownership of land and others. Thus, the TBM value is not produce by the person who in charge in JUPEM which is the Department of Survey and Mapping in Malaysia.

 

The real BM that produce by JUPEM is is the one that have the copper at the top of the concrete stone and have written the Jabatan Ukur Dan Pemetaan Malaysia (JUPEM) and Tanda Aras (Benchmark) with its code. The value of the height of the benchmark can be obtained from the JUPEM which is located at Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur or from the state JUPEM itself. There will a charge in order to get the BM value but it is affordable. So, don't worry. But, before you walk in to the JUPEM you must get the BM code first and make sure it is in a good condition. If, the BM is destroyed which can be happened due to many factors such as weather and ageing, you also may reported it to the JUPEM.

 

If the is any correction please corrected me as i'm still learn about this. I just want to share this and there is no others meant.

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TBM=temporary benchmark. usually used during construction of a building if the benchmark stone/marking is too far away from the construction site.

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