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sphericalmercator

Transformations between the Web Mercator projection and Latitude Longitude coordinates

node-sphericalmercator provides projection math for converting between mercator meters, screen pixels (of 256x256 or configurable-size tiles), and latitude/longitude.

Compatible with nodejs packages and in-browser.

npm install sphericalmercator

Some datatypes are assumed to be arrays: ll is [lon, lat], xy and px are [x, y].

// By default, precomputes up to z30 
var merc = new SphericalMercator({
    size: 256
});

Convert lon, lat to screen pixel x, y from 0, 0 origin, at a certain zoom level. The inverse of ll

Convert screen pixel value to lon, lat, at a certain zoom level. The inverse of px

Convert tile xyz value to bbox of the form [w, s, e, n]

  • x {Number} x (longitude) number.
  • y {Number} y (latitude) number.
  • zoom {Number} zoom.
  • tms_style {Boolean} whether to compute using tms-style. (optional, default false)
  • srs {String} projection for resulting bbox (WGS84|900913). (optional, default WGS84)

Returns bbox array of values in form [w, s, e, n].

Convert bbox to xyz bounds

  • bbox {Number} bbox in the form [w, s, e, n].
  • zoom {Number} zoom.
  • tms_style {Boolean} whether to compute using tms-style. (optional, default false)
  • srs {String} projection of input bbox (WGS84|900913). (optional, default WGS84)

Returns {Object} XYZ bounds containing minX, maxX, minY, maxY properties.

Convert bbox from 900913 to WGS84 or vice versa

  • bbox {Number} bbox in the form [w, s, e, n].
  • to {String} projection of resulting bbox (WGS84|900913). (optional, default WGS84)

Returns bbox array of values in form [w, s, e, n].

Convert lon, lat values to mercator x, y

Convert mercator x, y values to lon, lat

  • mercantile provides similar utilities for projection and tile math in Python