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Fixing Genting Highlands

Posted by Reinhart Previano on 1 December 2018 in English (English)

Changesets: https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/65071147 https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/65071317

Removed 20th Century Fox World (constructed roads)

I reverted the mapping of roads under construction in this area as 20th Century Fox decided to stop the project (and Genting sues them). No, I’m not planning to change the type of Fox World’s area to brownfield, as this case have not been settled yet. However, I might want to improve the mapping of other theme parks in OSM, as other mappers have mapped some with great details. (such as in Universal Studios Japan)

Readjusting First World Hotel towers

Prior to these changesets, the First World Hotel consists of 2 towers: Tower 1 and Tower 3. The building which is named as Tower 3 in OSM is supposed to be Tower 2, as Tower 3 is built as an extension to Tower 2. I have stayed there once, so I also added a cafe in the Tower 3 lobby.

Next, I also adjusted the First World Hotel towers based on the newer DigitalGlobe imagery. Towers 1 and 2 are supposed to be curved, so I added that change to OSM. (You can confirm the shape using the older Bing imagery) As a result, these towers are aligned better towards Genting International Convention Center as well as the SkyAvenue shopping mall.

Skytropolis

During the development of 20th Century Fox World, Genting also have prepared a renovation of the First World Indoor Theme Park which will become “Skytropolis”. As the construction of this new the park is almost complete, I decided to add this to OpenStreetMap.

Other things

  • Added more parking lanes near to Genting Grand hotel

A note on previous changesets

This post is a continuation of my previous diary which I considered it controversial. Here are my next plans to fix those issues:

  • First, I am going to resolve where the new First World Lobby paths should actually exit. Even though I have justified this against the old satellite imagery, I will be there to verify the Avenue of Stars exits by next month.
  • Next month is also my next Genting trip (hence I’m motivated to improve Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Genting Highlands prior to travelling), so expect some additions of restaurants and stores starting from Theme Park Hotel to First World, as well as Awana SkyCentral and Genting Premium Outlets at Awana /Gohtong Jaya.

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