How can I create a circle (or "buffer") around a point anywhere on the globe in modern Open Layers with a radius specified in actual meters?
"Actual" meters meaning that a geodetic measurement from the center of the circle to one of its points would return about the same distance as was used to create the buffer. "Fake" meters like in EPSG:3857 are what I am trying to escape.
OL has a Circle constructor that takes a radius parameter which is used in units of the projection. As there is no global projection that allows us to create nice circular buffers with actual meters, this cannot be used.
Using Geodesic Measurements for Circle Radii? is for an hugely outdated version of Openlayers.