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I've defined the following map:

Proj4js.defs["EPSG:31258"] = "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=13.33333333333333 +k=1 +x_0=450000 +y_0=-5000000 +ellps=bessel +towgs84=577.326,90.129,463.919,5.137,1.474,5.297,2.4232 +units=m +no_defs";
var googleProj = new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:900913");
var salzburgProj = new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:31258");
var bounds = new OpenLayers.Bounds(426249,294999,426251,295001);
var maxZoom = 19;
var minZoom = 15;
var res = [4.77731426696777,2.38865713348389,1.194328566741945,0.5971642833709725];

mapCOD = new OpenLayers.Map({
    div: "mapCODs",
    allOverlays: true,
    maxExtent: bounds,
    projection: googleProj,
    allowSelection: true,
    controls: [new OpenLayers.Control.PanZoomBar(), new OpenLayers.Control.Navigation()]

var layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.OSM(
            {zoomLevels: maxZoom, zoomOffset: minZoom, resolutions: res}

I have created map tiles by myself using mapnik. The map is visualized properly, but I have a shift problem when I try to add a vector layer as follows:

// feat = ...well formed GeoJson feature
var geojson_format = new OpenLayers.Format.GeoJSON({internalProjection: googleProj, externalProjection: salzburgProj});
var vector_layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector(1);

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You can see the result in the image above: the vector layer (purple geometries) should be up-right shifted, in order to match the tiles below them. I do not understand why I obtain this behaviour: what is missing in my code?

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Why did you use OpenLayers.Layer.OSM, you should use OpenLayers.Layer.XYZ for custom tiles. Does your vector layer fit properly to default OSM layer? – drnextgis Sep 6 '12 at 16:30
I used OSM map because I have produced tiles with Mapnik as the OpenStreetMap project does, so I have for them the same OSM directory strucure on my machine ("tiles/input/${z}/${x}/${y}.png"). But my tiles are not in 900913 projection. Any hints to use XYZ map? – caneta Sep 7 '12 at 7:19
Could it be possible that mapnik is not using the right projection? Can you post here the configuration file used? – Délawen Jul 16 '13 at 8:20
In the end I solved using Projection 900913 in both mapnik conf file and OpenLayers vector layers... – caneta Jul 16 '13 at 8:31
@caneta If you have a solution to your problem you should post it as an answer to your own question. – Snorfalorpagus Jul 16 '13 at 18:13
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The solution I found was using the same projection 900913 for both map and vector layer: the following line

var geojson_format = new OpenLayers.Format.GeoJSON({internalProjection: googleProj,
                                                      externalProjection: salzburgProj});

should be transformed into

var geojson_format = new OpenLayers.Format.GeoJSON();
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