FAQ: What is the correct WKID for the sphere-based Web Mercator projection?
What is the correct WKID for the sphere-based Web Mercator projection?
900913 is used as a well-known ID (WKID) by some Web services for the spherical Mercator-based coordinate system used by Bing maps and Google maps. The 900913 value is a representation of the Google name and originated in the blog entry, Google Projection: 900913. It is often used with an authority name of EPSG, EPSG:900913, but this is incorrect. The EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset does not have an entry for 900913. The current EPSG entry for this Mercator-based coordinate system is 3857.