The map tiles in the Google Maps are in Spherical Mercator projection (srid 900913), but in the API the methods report coordinates in Lat/Lon WGS84, e.g. map.getCenter().
Is there a way to return the Lat/Lon's in the native Spherical Mercator projection coordinates within the API?
For example, if I centered the map in London and the getCenter() returns 51.5, 0.0, is there a way the API can actually return it in Mercator meters? 6710219.08322, 0.0
(without having write an external algorithm to convert it)