[Proj] Is it possible to store a WGS84 / Pseudo Mercator image as a GeoTIFF?
Noel Zinn (cc)
ndzinn at comcast.net
Sun Feb 8 08:35:11 EST 2015
"Adopted" connotes acceptance. Perhaps "tolerated" is closer to the truth.
If you're not aware of "Implications of Web Mercator and Its Use in Online
Mapping", by Battersby, Finn, Usery and Yamamoto (Cartographica 2014),
here's a link:
And even "tolerated" connotes too much acceptance for the US National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. See link following:
Noel Zinn, Principal, Hydrometronics LLC
+1-832-539-1472 (office), +1-281-221-0051 (cell)
noel.zinn at hydrometronics.com (email)
From: Andre Joost
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 6:46 AM
To: proj at lists.maptools.org
Subject: Re: [Proj] Is it possible to store a WGS84 / Pseudo Mercator image
as a GeoTIFF?
You should probably ask "since when it is supported correctly?".
I remember that EPSG:900913 was rejected by EPSG and GIS professionals
for a long time, until it was adopted as EPSG:3857.
And there were several complaints about misalignments of abot 20km to
the North, due to the non-standard transformation Google had invented.
EPSG:3395 and EPSG:3785 were some steps on the right way.
As a reference, you can look for older versions of QGIS including GDAL
and PROJ at http://qgis.org/downloads/ back to 2010.
http://www.gisinternals.com/archive.php dates back to GDAL 1.7.3
FWtools http://fwtools.maptools.org/ might still be older.
Am 08.02.2015 um 11:26 schrieb Mikael Rittri:
> And if it is possible, since when or what version of
> GeoTIFF? And do most GeoTIFF readers support it?
> (I apologize if this is the wrong mailing list for the questions.)
> I am writing a report on Pseudo Mercator, and I realized
> that I don't know how well it is supported in GeoTIFF.
> Best regards,
> Mikael Rittri
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> Proj at lists.maptools.org
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