[OSGeo-Standards] [TC-Discuss] [OSGeo-Discuss] Live DVD and OGC standards - GeoPackage
creed at opengeospatial.org
Tue Jul 9 16:37:00 PDT 2013
If you have questions or issues related to GeoPackage, then please ask the SWG directly! They have worked hard and long, have detailed every decision with excellent backup notes (such as the decision regarding SQL-Lite and many more). I wish I could answer in detail - maybe Raj or someone from the SWG can.
Also remember that one of the key use cases for GeoPackage is support of first responders, war fighters, and others in a disconnected environment in which transaction updates may also be required. http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/geopackageswg And OpenStreetMap could be just one data source for populating a GeoPackage - along with many other potential content sources.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Cappelaere" <pat at cappelaere.com>
To: "Stefan Keller" <sfkeller at gmail.com>
Cc: "osgeo-discuss" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, "TC Discuss" <tc-discuss at lists.opengeospatial.org>, "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>, standards at lists.osgeo.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 6:30:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TC-Discuss] [OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Standards] Live DVD and OGC standards - GeoPackage
Would you care backing up your statement with some facts and explanation for the rest of us?
I have been researching the topic and I have very impressed with the speed achieved (especially for mobile devices). You get immediate benefit with OpenStreetMap and GeoJSON.
I am not sure what a desktop exchange format means and why vector-tiles would not be suited for such a thing.
On Jul 9, 2013, at 3:22 AM, Stefan Keller <sfkeller at gmail.com> 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
>> 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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