GeoPackage Encoding Standard

1) Overview
2) Downloads
3) Related News

1) Overview

This OGC® Encoding Standard defines GeoPackages for exchange and GeoPackage SQLite Extensions for direct use of vector geospatial features and / or tile matrix sets of earth images and raster maps at various scales. Direct use means the ability to access and update data in a "native" storage format without intermediate format translations in an environment (e.g. through an API) that guarantees data model and data set integrity and identical access and update results in response to identical requests from different client applications. GeoPackages are interoperable across all enterprise and personal computing environments, and are particularly useful on mobile devices like cell phones and tablets in communications environments with limited connectivity and bandwidth.

For the online version of the standard and the developer resources, visit

2) Downloads

Version Document Title (click to download) Document # Type
 1.0 OGC® GeoPackage Encoding Standard  12-128r10 IS


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3) Related News

OGC invites government information system managers to a GeoPackage Webinar  2014-02-25 
OGC invites Mobile World Congress attendees to GeoPackage and IndoorGML workshops and an Augmented Reality interoperability demo  2014-02-18 
OGC adopts important GeoPackage Standard for Mobile  2014-02-13 
The OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate GeoPackage Encoding Standard  2013-10-30 
The OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate GeoPackage Standard  2013-08-06 
The OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate GeoPackage Standard  2013-01-08 
The OGC Forms GeoPackage Standards Working Group  2012-11-16 
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