[josm-dev] Change JOSM default projection from EPSG:4326 to Mercartor?
blackadderajr at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 30 08:19:15 GMT 2007
On 29/11/2007, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> > Seems to be "common sense" that Mercator is better to be used for JOSM
> > as default.
> Mercator completely breaks the WMS plugin (try and download a large
> sat image from Landsat with Mercator enabled, then zoom into an area
> and download again to see what I mean). But that's a problem of the
> plugin really, I think I'll simply modify the WMS plugin so that it
> refuses to work if you are using Mercator.
> (Some WMS servers can return Mercator-projected images but the WMS
> plugin is not smart enough to detect that and request them if it is
> required. Anyway the Landsat server cannot return Mercator; the image
> would have to be reprojected by the WMS plugin, and that's rather more
> difficult than just stretching it a bit...)
> Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
I'd prefer not to have it disabled. It works well enough for me,
especially for close in urban areas and I have to slide the image
around anyway to fit with the data. I'd rather see work to fix it in
Mercator as I had no idea it was actually broken (having never switch
out of Mercator projection)
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