I need to reproject a point from EPSG:4326 to EPSG:2193.I tried to achieve that doing the following:

Updated: Here is the little Angular2 service that I wrote: It takes a coordinate and and tries to reproject it. Afterwards it returns a filter string.

import {Injectable} from '@angular/core';
import {OlService} from './ol.service';

export class OlFilterService {

constructor(private olService: OlService) {


pip = (coords: [number,number]) => {
    let ol = this.olService.get();

    let reprojectedCoords = ol.proj.transform(coords, 'EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:2193');

    let filter = 'Intersects(the_geom,POINT(' + reprojectedCoords + '))';

    return filter;



This code silently fails on me. I just don't get anything or 'false' back. Is it simply not possible or am I missing something?

  • Can you post your complete code so we can see where exactly the problem ? – Shiko Dec 1 '16 at 2:57
  • Hi Shiko Done that. It is a little service within an Angular2 project. – Uwe Dec 1 '16 at 3:11
  • Did you check the ol object if is null, also the return of 'reprojectedCoords' is it null or false ? Also verify that you are getting the coordinates correct. – Shiko Dec 1 '16 at 3:15
  • Hi Shiko Thanks for your answers: Yes - the ol object is properly created. Yes - the coordinates are also correct. To test that I changed the project statement to reporject into 3857, which is working fine – Uwe Dec 1 '16 at 3:31
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    May be ol doesn't recognize your projection. Try to add the projection definition for 'EPSG:2193' using proj4 – itsyahani Dec 1 '16 at 8:16

itsyahani is right, openlayers doesn't recognise EPSG:2193 out of the box. You'll need to add the projection in your code.

First include openlayers and proj.js:

<script src="https://openlayers.org/en/v4.4.2/build/ol.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/proj4js/2.4.4/proj4.js"></script>

Now in your script define the projection and its extents:

proj4.defs("EPSG:2193","+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=173 +k=0.9996 +x_0=1600000 +y_0=10000000 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs +axis=neu");
var projection = ol.proj.get('EPSG:2193');
projection.setExtent([827933.23, 3729820.29, 3195373.59, 7039943.58]);

You can now use EPSG:2193 like any other projection.

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