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I know that the OSM online map is using the Mercator projection, but does it use it through all zoom levels or does it change at a specific zoom point? Thanks.

asked 27 Mar '13, 18:08

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The OSM map, just like most other world-wide online maps, uses a projection called "Spherical Mercator" a.k.a. "Popular Visualisation CRS" or "EPSG:3857" (formerly, EPSG:900913 and EPSG:3785). It is not entirely correct to call this "the Mercartor projection".

OSM doesn't change the projection at any zoom level.

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answered 27 Mar '13, 18:41

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edited 27 Mar '13, 21:25

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Thank you for the detailed answer!

(27 Mar '13, 23:45) Orionist
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