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Class: MercatorCoordinate

A MercatorCoordinate object represents a projected three dimensional position.

MercatorCoordinate uses the web mercator projection (EPSG:3857) with slightly different units:

  • the size of 1 unit is the width of the projected world instead of the "mercator meter"
  • the origin of the coordinate space is at the north-west corner instead of the middle

For example, MercatorCoordinate(0, 0, 0) is the north-west corner of the mercator world and MercatorCoordinate(1, 1, 0) is the south-east corner. If you are familiar with vector tiles it may be helpful to think of the coordinate space as the 0/0/0 tile with an extent of 1.

The z dimension of MercatorCoordinate is conformal. A cube in the mercator coordinate space would be rendered as a cube.

Example

let nullIsland = new MercatorCoordinate(0.5, 0.5, 0);

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Implements

  • IMercatorCoordinate

Constructors

constructor

new MercatorCoordinate(x, y, z?): MercatorCoordinate

Parameters

Name Type Default value Description
x number undefined The x component of the position.
y number undefined The y component of the position.
z number 0 The z component of the position.

Returns

MercatorCoordinate

Defined in

src/geo/mercator_coordinate.ts:88

Methods

meterInMercatorCoordinateUnits

meterInMercatorCoordinateUnits(): number

Returns the distance of 1 meter in MercatorCoordinate units at this latitude.

For coordinates in real world units using meters, this naturally provides the scale to transform into MercatorCoordinates.

Returns

number

Distance of 1 meter in MercatorCoordinate units.

Implementation of

IMercatorCoordinate.meterInMercatorCoordinateUnits

Defined in

src/geo/mercator_coordinate.ts:153


toAltitude

toAltitude(): number

Returns the altitude in meters of the coordinate.

Returns

number

The altitude in meters.

Example

let coord = new MercatorCoordinate(0, 0, 0.02);
coord.toAltitude(); // 6914.281956295339

Implementation of

IMercatorCoordinate.toAltitude

Defined in

src/geo/mercator_coordinate.ts:141


toLngLat

toLngLat(): LngLat

Returns the LngLat for the coordinate.

Returns

LngLat

The LngLat object.

Example

let coord = new MercatorCoordinate(0.5, 0.5, 0);
let lngLat = coord.toLngLat(); // LngLat(0, 0)

Implementation of

IMercatorCoordinate.toLngLat

Defined in

src/geo/mercator_coordinate.ts:125


fromLngLat

fromLngLat(lngLatLike, altitude?): MercatorCoordinate

Project a LngLat to a MercatorCoordinate.

Parameters

Name Type Default value Description
lngLatLike LngLatLike undefined The location to project.
altitude number 0 The altitude in meters of the position.

Returns

MercatorCoordinate

The projected mercator coordinate.

Example

let coord = MercatorCoordinate.fromLngLat({ lng: 0, lat: 0}, 0);
coord; // MercatorCoordinate(0.5, 0.5, 0)

Defined in

src/geo/mercator_coordinate.ts:106