[OpenLayers-Users] Congrats and query? Using spherical Mercator
-- can I get at the WGS84 geographic values?
madair at dmsolutions.ca
Mon Sep 17 14:47:54 EDT 2007
On the subject of coordinate transformations, I'd like to propose
incorporating Proj4js into OpenLayers for coordinate transformations
(currently called cscs in the MapBuilder svn:
http://svn.codehaus.org/mapbuilder/cscs and look for lib/Proj4js.js in
Projection definitions may be loaded statically when the app is built if
the projections you will be using are know before hand, otherwise it
does a lookup of the proj4 command line params with an AJAX call to
spatialreference.org. The code I have now also dynamically loads the
projection class code at runtime (eg. spherical mecator, lambert
conformal conic, etc.) but these can also be specified when the app is
The way it works is you create a projection object, passing the
projection code to the constructor. This object then provides forward
(LL to XY), inverse (XY to LL) and transform (XY to another XY) methods,
including datum transformations. This means that you could load vectors
with coords in one projection and have it rendered over a map in another
projection for example.
There is more work to be done to complete Proj4js, especially for demos
and docs, but I'll be demoing this at FOSS4G in the state that it's in.
Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 06:59:11PM -0500, Lance Dyas wrote:
>> Most of the geocoding services and search facilities on the web are in
>> bad old EPSG:4326
>> I am using Spherical Mercator version of Google Maps layer (in part
>> because it is just more
>> correct ) but would like to get at the coords in geographic projection...
> Note that these are *not* API methods at the moment -- in the future, I
> expect OpenLayers will have reprojection code in it or alongside it that
> we encourage people to use, but at the moment, these functions will do
> what you need to take in lon/lat and convert to spherical mercator or
> the other direction.
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