[Live-demo] [OSGeo-Standards] FYI: New OGC Standards Activity: Candidate GeoPackage Standard

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 14:19:42 PDT 2012

It is possible that contributors to the OSGeo-Live project [1] might 
have something of value to contribute toward this GeoPackage standard.

OSGeo-Live packages provides installer scripts for 50+ geospatial open 
source applications,  and data sources, such that they can be installed 
on linux distribution, and run offline.

It is possible that this OSGeo-Live build process could be tailored for 
the specific requirements of the GeoPackaging community.

[1] http://live.osgeo.org

A description of the build process:

On 26/10/2012 5:08 AM, Carl Reed wrote:
> The following standards work is based on OGC test bed activities and 
> related projects for packaging geospatial content for use in a mobile 
> environment in which disconnected devices are the norm, such as in 
> emergency response after a natural disaster.
> Today the OGC® announced the formation of a new OGC® Technical 
> Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) to advance the candidate OGC 
> GeoPackage Standard.
> http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/dailynews/2012/oct/25/news3.html
> OGC members are proposing an open, non-proprietary, 
> platform-independent GeoPackage container for distribution and direct 
> use of all kinds of geospatial data. The GeoPackage container and 
> related API will increase the cross-platform interoperability of 
> geospatial applications and web services in the mobile world. Standard 
> APIs for access and management of GeoPackage data will provide 
> consistent query and update results across such applications and 
> services.
> Regards
> Carl Reed, PhD
> CTO and Executive Director Standards Program
> Open Geospatial Consortium
> www.opengeospatial.org
> The OGC: Making Location Count!
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