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

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Tue Jul 9 04:34:22 PDT 2013

I'm not for hardcoded client-visible raster tiles either.

On 07/09/2013 09:22 AM, Stefan Keller wrote:
> 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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