Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2015 Recap

As I type this, OGC is preparing for its Technical Committee meeting in Sydney, Australia. Unfortunately I cannot be there in person. Nevertheless, I want to take this opportunity to recap all of the work the GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) has done in 2015. We have:
It has been a busy year and I doubt we will get this much done next year. We do have a few things on our radar for the first half of 2016:
  • Releasing Version 1.0.2
  • Completing the GPKG-EE IE and hopefully releasing the Elevation Extension as an adopted extension
  • Releasing at least a Discussion Paper regarding a potential extension for symbology and styling
However, the main measure of success next year will be utilization. We believe the standard is in a good state and that it solves the problems it was intended to solve. We ask data providers to consider using GeoPackage as an alternative (if not a complete replacement) to other formats. We ask data consumers to consider using GeoPackages when they are available and to let us know when using them proves beneficial. The SWG is here to help but the rest is up to you.

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