Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#4213 closed defect (fixed)

+init=epsg:3857 should be default projection description

Reported by: komzpa@… Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: Cc:


+init=epsg:3857 should be default projection description.


  1. osm.xml/tirex pair will work faster, omitting useless reprojections (see;
  1. mapnik itself has some internal optimization that relies on +init=epsg:3857 as spherical mercator description;
  1. this will be one of the steps to get rid of all the "spherical mercator hell", see for the list of different names and definitions

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Andy Allan

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

We use what tilemill uses, which is effectivly epsg:3857 plus "+over"

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