[OSM-dev] Y-Boundary of Mercator-Projection
tom at compton.nu
Wed Feb 4 12:21:24 GMT 2009
Matthias Brandt wrote:
> i've searched the archive of this mailinglist and the wiki about the
> magical y-boundary set to 85.05113° (respective 180° projected) in the
> Mercator Projection.
> The Wiki says :
> > By using this bound, the entire map becomes a (very large) square.
> Is this the only reason for this afficial bound? To have a square
> instead of an rectangle?
> And the reason "Google is using it, too" is not a really good
> explanation for me...
Did you have an alternative value in mind?
Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
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