Maryland: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comments on the current draft of the candidate OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Standard. All submitted comments will be considered by the
GPKG Standards Working Group (SWG) at the time of preparing a final draft of the GeoPackage Standard. Comments are due by 5 September 2013.
The candidate OGC GeoPackage Standard provides an open, non-proprietary, platform-independent SQLite container for distribution and direct use of all kinds of geospatial data, including vector features and tile matrix sets. GeoPackage can be used by mobile device users who require geospatial application services and associated data in disconnected or limited network connectivity environments where open, sharable geospatial data to support their applications is frequently unavailable.
GeoPackage supports applications that involve creation of geospatial data products in enterprise computing environments, data product distribution to other computing environments, mobile workforce data capture and updates, and volunteered geographic information. The GeoPackage container and related GPKG SQLite Extension configuration and API will increase the cross-platform interoperability of geospatial applications and web services in the mobile world. Standard configuration and APIs for access and management of GeoPackage data will provide consistent query and update results across such applications and services.