I have a function where I calculate the coordinates of the bounding box:

    map.on('moveend', function (evt) {

        let bbox = map.getView().calculateExtent(map.getSize());

        let bbox28992 = bbox.ol.proj.transform('EPSG:3857', 'EPSG:28992');


The first part works fine and gives the following array in the console:

[480243.8079264377, 6722365.677977535, 491537.37885557255, 6739353.807513916]

Then I want to transform these coordinates to the EPSG:28992 coordinate system but I cannot get it to work.

How can I fix this?

1 Answer 1



ol.proj.transformExtent(bbox, 'EPSG:3857', 'EPSG:28992')

The above answer supposes you already loaded proj4js and corresponding proj4js declaration for 'EPSG:28992'.

We also don't know how you load the OpenLayers and other JavaScript libraries: via a bundler like webpack or just using something like a <script src="..."></script>

Edit: a complete working sample

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/openlayers/openlayers.github.io@master/en/v6.5.0/css/ol.css" type="text/css">
      .map {
        height: 400px;
        width: 100%;
    <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/openlayers/openlayers.github.io@master/en/v6.5.0/build/ol.js"></script>
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/proj4js/2.6.2/proj4.min.js"></script>
    <title>OpenLayers example</title>
    <h2>My Map</h2>
    <div id="map" class="map"></div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
      proj4.defs('EPSG:28992','+proj=sterea +lat_0=52.15616055555555 +lon_0=5.38763888888889 +k=0.9999079 +x_0=155000 +y_0=463000 +ellps=bessel +towgs84=565.417,50.3319,465.552,-0.398957,0.343988,-1.8774,4.0725 +units=m +no_defs'); 

      var map = new ol.Map({
        target: 'map',
        layers: [
          new ol.layer.Tile({
            source: new ol.source.OSM()
        view: new ol.View({
          center: ol.proj.fromLonLat([0.1757812, 52.4292222]),
          zoom: 9
      map.on('moveend', function (evt) {

          let bbox = map.getView().calculateExtent();

          let bbox28992 = ol.proj.transformExtent(bbox, 'EPSG:3857', 'EPSG:28992')

  • ... and tthat does not necessarily transform just the bottom left and top right coordinates supplied, if the projections are not parallel it returns an extent in which all 4 corners of the EPSG:3857 bbox will fit (which is probably what was wanted).
    – Mike
    Jun 2, 2021 at 12:19
  • I load openlayers via scripts. The standard coordinate system is 3857. When i try the following code: map.on('moveend', function (evt) { let bbox = map.getView().calculateExtent(map.getSize()); console.log(bbox); let bbox28992 = ol.proj.transformExtent(bbox, 'EPSG:3857', 'EPSG:28992') console.log(bbox28992); });, It gives the following error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'getCode' of null Jun 2, 2021 at 12:32
  • You can find the full code via: github.com/HASUniversity/BO_gem_Steenbergen.git Jun 2, 2021 at 12:33
  • You will need to include the proj4js library (see github.com/proj4js/proj4js). Then add the definition of EPSG:28992 from epsg.io/28992 and (as you have ol.js version 6.5.0) register it: proj4.defs('EPSG:28992','+proj=sterea +lat_0=52.15616055555555 +lon_0=5.38763888888889 +k=0.9999079 +x_0=155000 +y_0=463000 +ellps=bessel +towgs84=565.417,50.3319,465.552,-0.398957,0.343988,-1.8774,4.0725 +units=m +no_defs'); ol.proj.proj4.register(proj4);
    – Mike
    Jun 2, 2021 at 13:02

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