perl-Geo-Mercator - Compute Mercator Projection of latitude/longitude into meters

Distribution: ROSA 2014.1
Repository: ROSA Contrib x86_64
Package name: perl-Geo-Mercator
Package version: 1.10.0
Package release: 5-rosa2014.1
Package architecture: noarch
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 8.02 KB
Download size: 10.41 KB
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Computes Mercator Projection of input latitude/longitude coordinates (in degrees) into (x, y) coordinates (as distances in meters) from the meridian/equator. Also provides a method to convert back into latitude, longitude. Notes Use of Mercator projection on latitudes above/below +70/-70 degrees is strongly discouraged, due to the gross distortions of the projection. In fact, any use of the Mercator projection is strongly discouraged...but its the view we've all been programmed to see for 400 years, so its genetic sense memory by now. And if its good enough for Google, its good enough for me. This module was developed primarily for graphic rendering purposes. The returned distance values *should not be used for navigational purposes*. They are only useful for certain mapping operations, e.g., rendering a map to scale. For better approximations of actual distances, consider the Math::Trig manpage's great_circle_distance() function instead.



  • perl(Geo::Mercator)
  • perl-Geo-Mercator == 1.10.0-5:2014.1

    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Contrib repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install perl-Geo-Mercator rpm package:
      # urpmi perl-Geo-Mercator


    • /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.18.2/Geo/
    • /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.18.2/Geo/Mercator.pod
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Geo::Mercator.3pm.xz


    2014-07-25 - Denis Silakov <> 1.10.0-5 + Revision: 7156bd6 - MassBuild#464: Increase release tag