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

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Oct 25 14:28:35 PDT 2012


For what it's worth, from a very brief review it seems like GeoPackages are
data packages containing primarily SQLite/Spatialite databases for vectors
and MBTiles format for raster/map tiles.  I don't initially see it having
any relationship to software packaging.

I'm going to poke around a bit and try to establish if any work in GDAL
would help with compatability.  It might be interesting to package some of
the OSGeo Live dataset(s) as GeoPackages at some point.

(I must stress my vague understanding is based on a very cursory review of
OGC docs, email, etc)

Best regards,

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com>wrote:

> Carl,
> 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:
> http://cameronshorter.**blogspot.com.au/2011/06/**memoirs-of-cat-herder-**
> coordinating.html<http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/memoirs-of-cat-herder-coordinating.html>
> 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<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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