Geomatics Guidance Note 23 – Web Mercator

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IOGP Report 373-23

This guidance note aims to clarify the main issues associated with the usage of the Web Mercator Coordinate Reference System (CRS), clear up misunderstandings about what it is, and warn against potential errors that could be made when it is used.

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IOGP Report 373-23

This guidance note aims to clarify the main issues associated with the usage of the Web Mercator Coordinate Reference System (CRS), clear up misunderstandings about what it is, and warn against potential errors that could be made when it is used.

Its intended audience is users of web mapping in the geospatial and oil and gas industries, in particular geo-information analysts and GIS support staff.

Additional information

Theme

Topic

Geodesy (guidance notes)

Report Number

373-23

Document type

Report

Publication Date

2016