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I have a client called and has no info on coordinates furnished by a Borneo Surveyor on several Parcels...looks like they are in feet (not meters) Easting on 1st one is 2,644,049 and Northing is 5,497,849

All I can find is Projection: RSO East Malaysia (Borneo)
Datum: Timbalai 1948, Brunei; E. Malaysia (Sabah Sarawak)
Ellipsoid: Everest (Sabah Sarawak)

but this doesn't work...hits way west in ocean........can anyone familiar with this area tell me what datum/projection etc would plot these coordinates in Kalimantan? thanks

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  • Maybe this helps:

    http://geoplan.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/rso-borneo-map-grid-used-by-...

    Pretty much the same thing.

    • Thanks so much..this had occurred to me but hadn't latched onto anything in print like you found....just eyeballing what he sent me on GEarth,, this looks right-have a great day!!!!

  • Hey Timothy,

    I'm not 100% sure on this but it will put your point about 70ks inland from Brunei. Use the RSO Projection of Timbalai but give it false easting of 2,000,000 and a false northing of 5,000,000. Below is a modified projection file that will work in Global Mapper. I can't confirm anything official but i believe it is common.

    PROJCS["Timbalai_1948_RSO_Borneo_Meters",GEOGCS["GCS_Timbalai_1948",DATUM["D_Timbalai_1948",SPHEROID["Everest_Definition_1967",6377298.556,300.8017]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Rectified_Skew_Orthomorphic_Natural_Origin"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",2000000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",5000000.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.99984],PARAMETER["Azimuth",53.31582047908623],PARAMETER["Longitude_Of_Center",115.0],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Center",4.0],PARAMETER["XY_Plane_Rotation",53.13010235415598],UNIT["Meter",1.0]]

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