Geopackage Objectives

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Enable the distribution of packaged tile caches, raster, vector and descriptive data in an immediately useable form. Realize capability from existing offthe-shelf solutions including commercial and open source software.
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Problem Being Addressed
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Effective, large-scale collaboration in military, homeland security, and disaster management relies upon the sharing of geospatial information. However, this is significantly constrained by limited or nonexistent power or bandwidth. An explosion of map applications for mobile handheld devices has resulted in a variety of incompatible data formats and interfaces.
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Initial GeoPackage Requirements
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Manifest ► Single self-describing file container to facilitate management and distribution Tile Cache ► JPEG and PNG Tiles ► Multiple Tile Matrices Vector ► Simple Geographic Features Support direct access and update by apps
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Draft GeoPackage Specification
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Container – SQLite Vectors – Simple Features SQL
► SQL

Tables ► SQL API ► Initial Reference Implementation - SpatiaLite
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Rasters / Tiles
► SQL

Tables ► SQL API
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Manifest – Extension of OGC Web Context
► Atom

Encoding

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Current Status
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OGC Web Services Phase 9 (OWS-9)
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Thread for Mobile Applications

Draft GeoPackage Specification
Developed and Revised w Being Implemented and Tested by Participants w Disaster Scenario Demonstration planned

► GeoPackage

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Software Working Group (SWG)

Chartered SWG (Oct 2012)
RAND and Royalty Free IPR Policy w Voting on public release of draft spec

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Schedule
Oct OGC GeoPackage SWG press release § Nov SWG first meeting (teleconference) § Dec SWG vote to release spec for public comment § Jan Public comments received § Jan OWS-9 demo at OGC TC meeting § Feb SWG adjudicates comments, revises spec § Mar SWG vote to recommend TC/PC adoption § Mar/Apr TC/PC votes for adoption
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Contacts
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Paul Daisey Geopackage SWG Chair pauld@imagemattersllc.com

Jeff Harrison Geopackage SWG Co-Chair jharrison@thecarbonproject.com
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