Questions tagged [web-mercator]

Web Mercator a.k.a WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator -- Spherical Mercator, is a projected coordinate system used for rendering web maps in applications like Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. The area of use is limited to World maps between 85.06°S and 85.06°N.

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Leaflet GeoJSON with projected coordinates (3857)

I am trying to get a GeoJSON with projected coordinates to show in Leaflet. I have no problems loading GeoJSON with lat/lng (EPSG:4326). Here is a fiddle where I load the GeoJSON with unprojected lat/...
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Which is correct projection in ArcGIS Server for EPSG:3857/900913?

I want to publish a mapservice in ArcGIS server, which will be overlayed on Google Maps or Bing Maps. For this, the Map Service needs to be in EPSG:3857/900913. The Google Maps projection is supposed ...
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Reprojecting WGS 1984 Web Mercator (EPSG:3857) in Python with GDAL

I am reprojecting rasters in python using GDAL. I need to project several tiffs from geographic WGS 84 coordinates to WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere), in order to use them later in Openlayers ...
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Mercator projection: formula for latitude based on pixels?

I am basing this question on knowledge from a previous one: Mercator projection: problem with latitude formula In that question/answer, the formula is given for working out how many pixels above/...
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What's the accuracy of Web Mercator EPSG:3857?

Are there any references on the accuracy or (min/max/avg) error of Web Mercator when it comes to e.g. distance calculations? For the sake of completeness, I haven't found any reference to the ...
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Adding custom map tile layer using QGIS?

I am trying to display the following background map in QGIS 2.0: http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Topo_Map/MapServer/tile/${z}/${y}/${x}. In a custom web map client, this is ...
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Reprojecting Natural Earth “Admin 0 – Countries” shapefile to Web Mercator

I haven't received a reply posting this same question on the Natural Earth forums, so I figured I'd give it a try here. I’m trying to reproject the 1:10m "Admin 0 – Countries" shapefile into a Web ...
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Force an ArcGIS API for JavaScript WMSLayer to use EPSG: 900913 (instead of 102100)

I have a use case where an external WMS server can serve maps in the Web Mercator projection using EPSG code 900913, but won't recognize ESRI's 102100 code. My question is: can I force all WMS ...
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Understanding strange measure distance results from QGIS?

My colleague just told me about incorrect measure distance tool results in QGIS. For reference we used this pond. While our local map provider Mapy.cz and Google Maps: both show about 970 meters ...
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calculating bounding box from known centre coordinate and zoom

I have a map, the centre of that map (centrepoint) is = -37,175 ( gps) I know the zoom of the map = 13 I know the size = 320x320px I know there is 111111m in a degree of latitude and a varying degree ...
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Pseudo Mercator error?

I'm mapping on QGIS, I have a vector layer and his CRS is on EPSG:4326 - WGS 84, but also I wanted to put a satellite image, so when I do it, the image use WGS 84 / Pseudo Mercator. The problem is, ...
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Scalebar gives error in measurement in Qgis: Different measurements of distance on OSM tiles and GoogleEarth

I've created a map of Bordeaux using the QGIS map compositor by following this procedure: Used the OSM plugin to display an OSM map and zoomed to Bordeaux Used the print composer to create a map of ...
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Coordinate conversion - Lat Long to State Plane, ArcServer-Silverlight

I am trying to project a Lat/Long value I get from a table to a x/y value that I can use to plot a graphic. I have seen one way to do this may be to use something like this: feature.Geometry = ...