# [Openstreetmap] Formula for EPSG:4362 and questions tomercatorprojection?

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jan 13 09:45:47 GMT 2006

```Oh, and this one of course:

http://www.epsg.org/guides/docs/G7-2.pdf

Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk

>-----Original Message-----
>From: openstreetmap-bounces at vr.ucl.ac.uk [mailto:openstreetmap-
>bounces at vr.ucl.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Andy Robinson
>Sent: 13 January 2006 09:33
>To: openstreetmap at vr.ucl.ac.uk
>Subject: RE: [Openstreetmap] Formula for EPSG:4362 and questions
>tomercatorprojection?
>
>EPSG:4362 is the unprojected Lat and Lon WGS84 is it not??
>
>Not sure if this document is of any use in answering your question but I
>find it generally of interest whenever I need to get my head around
>something relating to the shape of our good planet and the transformation
>of
>that shape.
>
>
>Andy
>
>Andy Robinson
>Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: openstreetmap-bounces at vr.ucl.ac.uk [mailto:openstreetmap-
>>bounces at vr.ucl.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Immanuel Scholz
>>Sent: 12 January 2006 23:57
>>To: openstreetmap at vr.ucl.ac.uk
>>Subject: [Openstreetmap] Formula for EPSG:4362 and questions to
>>mercatorprojection?
>>
>>Hi,
>>
>>can someone explain me the formula for the projection "EPSG:4362" used in
>>WGS84?
>>
>>It looks a bit like a mercator projection but with the pole not as much
>>distorted... ?
>>
>>
>>
>>And when we are on it: The mercator projection can not project the north-
>>and
>>south pole correctly. A picture of the whole world would be infinite in
>>height.
>>
>>How comes, that there are maps of the whole world in mercator projection?
>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mercator-proj.jpeg
>>
>>Are there a standard at which latitude the projection stops? If I stop at
>>+-85
>>degree of latitude, I get a map with roughly equal dimension in width and
>>height. Is the "border latitude" for mercator somewhere there?
>>
>>Or is some kind of magic used to project the near-pole regions in mercator
>>projection and the formular at
>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercator_projection is simple wrong?
>>
>>
>>Ciao, Imi.
>>
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