[MS4W-Users] EPSG with 900913 ?

LongRed longred at myrealbox.com
Wed Feb 3 06:16:19 EST 2010

You're right - but even the latest postgis installation includes 900913 and 
nevertheless it is usefull for OSM, Google, Bing, ...

Best Regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ben Madin
To: Yves Moisan
Cc: ms4w-users at lists.maptools.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 5:45 AM
Subject: Re: [MS4W-Users] EPSG with 900913 ?


On 03/02/2010, at 2:52 , Yves Moisan wrote:

> Is there a reason why the EPSG file that comes with MS4W does not have
> the spherical mercator projection :
> <900913> +proj=merc +a=6378137 +b=6378137 +lat_ts=0.0 +lon_0=0.0
> +x_0=0.0 +y_0=0 +k=1.0 +units=m +nadgrids=@null +no_defs

at a guess, because it is not an official EPSG projection...

I think the 900913 is a clever way of trying to spell google with numbers.

you should / could / might want to check out 
http://www.spatialreference.org/ or http://www.epsg.org/



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