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Remote mapping of boules/petanque areas in Malaysia

Posted by alexander duytschaever on 10 September 2019 in English (English)

It seems difficult to locate boules courts in Kuala Lumpur, using various sources such as pictures (and shadows), sat images, maps … For example, I contacted Petanque Uputra, to map their courts, but they seems resilient to release geographic information… This feels useless, because satellite data will eventually reveal their location… I finally nailed it.

While trying to locate Petanque KL (I think I found it), I discovered the difficulty of working with outdated sat data. THis is the location I thin I found : https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=3.12394&mlon=101.73567#map=18/3.12394/101.73567 The sat image providers in OSM show this area as covered in woods, while Google Maps shows the most recent data…

This quest started when a petanque contact Bayarsaikhan (MN) drew my attention to the 2019-09-13/17 Asian Oceania Bocce Junior championships in Putrajaya.

It seems that many schools in Malaysia have petanque facilities.

Location: Taman Maluri, Desa Pandan, Kampung Desa Pahlawan, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Malaysia

Comment from Warin61 on 10 September 2019 at 10:40

Congratulations, pitches can be hard to find and even harder to identify the sport played.

Imagery will never be up to date, at least not without paying lots of money for it. So for new things local surveys are required.

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