EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset
Version: 9.6.1
EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry
Version: 9.6.1
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Projected CRS
Name WGS 84 / World Mercator VALID
Scope Very small scale mapping.
Remarks Euro-centric view of world excluding polar areas.
Area Description World between 80°S and 84°N.
Derived From Base CRS Name WGS 84
Base CRS Type geographic 2D
Geodetic Datum World Geodetic System 1984    —    Alias(es): [WGS 84]
Prime Meridian Greenwich
Ellipsoid WGS 84    —    Alias(es): [WGS84]
Semi-Major Axis (a) 6378137 metre
Inverse flattening 298.257223563 unity
Map Projection Name World Mercator
Operation Method Mercator (variant A)    —    Alias(es): [Mercator (1SP)]
Is the operation reversible? Yes
Conversion Parameters Parameter Name Parameter Value or Parameter File Unit of Measure Sign Reversal
Latitude of natural origin
degree No
Longitude of natural origin
degree No
Scale factor at natural origin 1 unity No
False easting 0 metre No
False northing 0 metre No
Coordinate Axes Order Axis Name Abbrev. Unit of Measure Orientation
1 Easting E metre east
2 Northing N metre north