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EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet

The discussion at What is the difference between WGS84 and EPSG4326? shows that 4326 is just the EPSG identifier of WGS84.. Wikipedia entries for Google Maps and OpenStreetMap shows that they both ...
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Is WGS84 itself a Coordinate Reference System?

I was wondering the difference between WGS84 and EPSG:4326 (see this). Can then WGS84 on its own be defined as a Coordinate Reference System? Or is it just a datum so that a Coordinate System must ...
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Is WGS84 a Coordinate system or projection system? [duplicate]

WGS84 is often referred to as a "projection system" and sometimes it is confusing to me about what a "projection system" is and where WGS84 falls in one. Could someone please clear that up for me?
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In what coordinate system and unit measures the coordinates returned by the Google Maps API are?

In what coordinate system and unit measures the coordinates returned by the Google Maps API are? I ask this because I have a page that returns the geocode lat / long for me to find in my postgis ...
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Distances in {Plate Carrée projection - EPSG:4326 - WGS84}

"4326 is just the EPSG identifier of WGS84" [3] Indeed http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/html/ says it is a GEOGraphic Coordinate System: GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["WGS_1984", ...
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EPSG code for a 3D CRS based on WGS84?

I've been searching for an EPSG code for the coordinates I'm working with: geodetic latitude and longitude (not geocentric) and height above the WGS84 ellipsoid. I don't care about coordinate order. ...
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Non-Earth maps, tile server and scale in leafletjs?

I am looking at putting together a tile server for other astral bodies, such as Mars and the moon. At the moment I am using leafletjs and the Control.Scale at the client end (though could be any ...
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distance difference in Google Earth with exported GPX or KML compared to source shapefile

I've converted a shapefile (points) to KML with QGIS. Points in the shapefile are within 100m distance from each other. When I measure it in Google Earth, the distance changes to 80m. The same ...
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Same EPSG code for different objects

I started recently working in a project where I need to start using EPSG codes to identify coordinate systems and their elements. I saw that a single EPSG code can identify multiple objects. I am ...
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Google Earth file export query

Can anyone advise me if it is possible to nominate what format Google Earth exports it's .kml file in? i.e. Can you export directly as a UTM file, DDD or DMS file somehow via a selection? At this ...