I am working with both EPSG:4326 and EPSG:4230 in OpenLayers 3 and I am using my WMS service which only supports EPSG:4326 maps. What I need to do is show a map in EPSG:4326 and transform it to EPSG:4230 whenever needed and vice-versa.

Now, I get maps from WMS in EPSG:4326 and define the EPSG:4230 projection with proj4js, then create a view with this newly defined projection. Then I set the map's view. So I expect to see the map in EPSG:4230. Am I doing the right thing by only setting the views projection to EPSG:4230?

My other question is: when I do it this way and perform a zoom in, the map view request maps from my WMS server in EPSG:4230. However my server does not support this projection and, so, I get errors server side and it does not work. What should I do in that situation? Is there any request projection type parameter for zooming?

Here is my code:

EPSG:4230 define;

proj4.defs("EPSG:4230", "+proj=longlat +ellps=intl +towgs84=-87,-98,-121,0,0,0,0 +no_defs");

EPSG:4326 to EPSG:4230

$( "#ed50" ).click(function() {

    var extentTransform = ol.proj.transformExtent(extentOriginal, 'EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:4230');
    var projection2 = ol.proj.get('EPSG:4230');

    var view2 = new ol.View({
       projection: projection2,
       center: ol.extent.getCenter(extentTransform)
       zoom: 1



EPSG:4230 to EPSG:4326

$( "#wgs84" ).click(function() {

    var projection2 = ol.proj.get('EPSG:4326');

    var view2 = new ol.View({
        projection: projection2,
        center: ol.extent.getCenter(extentOriginal),
        zoom: 1

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    – ThomasG77
    Dec 11, 2014 at 22:16

1 Answer 1


Anyone who wants to learn answer, there are 2 options for my problem;

  • first one is changing map server or using a map proxy,
  • second one is client map tile transformations.

For further reading, https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ol3-dev/YmBOj623jHo

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