[OSGeo-Standards] [TC-Discuss] [OSGeo-Discuss] Live DVD and OGC standards - GeoPackage

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 00:22:53 PDT 2013

Hi Pat

No, vector-tiles is'nt the kind of vector format one would wish as a
replacement of Shapefiles (aka "desktop exchange format") .
Though, MapBox made a valuable input to GeoPackage by proposing
MBTiles as a "desktop exchange format" for raster data.

Yours, Stefan

2013/7/9 Pat Cappelaere <pat at cappelaere.com>:
> I was wondering what was going on with GeoPackage as well.
> There seems to be some better alternative with Mapbox TM2 anyway
> http://www.mapbox.com/blog/vector-tiles/
> https://github.com/mapbox/tm2
> right?
> Pat.
> On Jul 8, 2013, at 6:04 PM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 9/07/2013 6:59 AM, Stefan Keller wrote:
>>> Referring to the initial question, GeoPackage with SQLite/Spatialite
>>> "format" would have a chance to become "the Shapefile of the future".
>>> The OGC just recently had the chance to adopt this existing encoding -
>>> but unfortunately voted against in favor of an own spec.
>> Stefan, I missed the discussion related to this decision. (I actually didn't realise that the decision had been made).
>> Could you please recap why "GeoPackage was not considered as the shapefile of the future".
>> Was it discounted outright? Or identified as too immature to adopt yet?
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