shrug-l: Lat/Long(decimal degrees) to Meters without Geometryservice

Sykes, John John.Sykes at
Thu May 26 14:14:25 EDT 2011

Have you tried using CORPSCON?

It is the generally accepted method for datum, projection & elevation conversions, etc.  I've noticed that most surveyors use this program for their conversions.

The FORTRAN code can be inserted into other programs if you are into that, otherwise you can run your data in a batch mode, or one point at a time.

-- John

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From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Janelle Brown
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Subject: shrug-l: Lat/Long(decimal degrees) to Meters without Geometry service


Does anyone have a javascript code that can convert decimal degrees (wkid: 4326) points to meters (wkid: 3857)? I am not able to use the geometry service for a number of reasons, so I believe the only way to do this would be to convert the points mathematically. This is what I have so far and it's kinda working (I'm off about 20-25 miles), but I'm pretty sure there is some tweaking needed in the equations. If anyone has any ideas or has already written some javascript code for this, I'd be very grateful!

       function addPointToMap() {
            var xMin,yMin,xMax,yMax;
            var lon ,lat;
            var DEG_TO_RAD = 0.017453292519943296;
            var PI = 3.14159267;
            var NUM = 6356752.3142;

            lon = -84.286616;
            lat = 30.437574;

            //Limit to World

var Y = Math.round(NUM * Math.log( Math.tan( ((lat * DEG_TO_RAD) + (PI/2)) / 2 ) ));
            var X = Math.round(NUM * (lon * DEG_TO_RAD));

Thank you in advance!

Janelle Brown
GIS Analyst, Corporate Analytics
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
ofc. 850.521.8373   |   cell 850.879.2374

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