I am new to mapping and not familiar with the acronyms and standards. With that said I am trying to answer the following question:

Geographic point locations used in the Solution should be displayed in an industry acceptable G.I.S format; does OpenStreetMap maps use geographic coordinate system (Latitude, Longitude) with a North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83) and not NAD 83 (CSRS).

Any help is much appreciated.

asked 24 Aug '16, 20:35

ARG1964's gravatar image

ARG1964
21112
accept rate: 0%


OpenStreetMap data is stored is stored and distributed with unprojected WGS84 coordinates EPSG:4326. Typical maps displayed on the web use googles web mercator EPSG:3857, the maps displayed on openstreetmap.org are no exception to that (see EPSG:3857).

But naturally you can project OSM data to whatever you want for display purposes, however I'm not aware of a tool that does it directly (typically you would convert to shapefiles and reproject those).

permanent link

answered 24 Aug '16, 22:16

SimonPoole's gravatar image

SimonPoole ♦
42.6k13310671
accept rate: 19%

edited 24 Aug '16, 22:52

You can actually reproject OSM data when uploading it to PostGIS with osm2pgsq, which is a suitable way of consuming OSM data for a wide range of uses.

(25 Aug '16, 11:40) SK53 ♦
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×2

question asked: 24 Aug '16, 20:35

question was seen: 2,414 times

last updated: 25 Aug '16, 11:40

powered by OSQA