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|Definitionskos:definition||The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GeoPackage Encoding Standard was developed for the purpose of providing an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. GeoPackage has proven to be an effective container mechanism for bundling and sharing geospatial data for a variety of operational use cases. However, GeoPackage stakeholders have observed persistent interoperability issues, particularly with regards to metadata, extensions, and portrayal.This paper presents the operational need, proposed approach, and way ahead for addressing these interoperability issues. Section 6 presents three new enhancements (extensions) that are designed to improve the interoperability of GeoPackages in general and metadata in particular. Section 7 presents a vision for implementing an Open Portrayal Framework in GeoPackage. Annex A presents specifications for all of the GeoPackage extensions proposed in this paper. Annex B presents a JSON schema for the proposed encoding for application profiles presented in Section 6. In general, the GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) looks to standardize extensions that address a clear use case, have a sound technical approach, and have a commitment to implementation by multiple organizations. As with the GeoPackage Tiled Gridded Coverage Extension and the GeoPackage Related Tables Extension, these new extensions would be tracked as separate documents from the core GeoPackage Encoding Standard.The GeoPackage community will benefit from the increased interoperability of operational mission-ready GeoPackages that will result from this approach. Additionally, software will be able to quickly determine the validity and utility of a GeoPackage in target operational environments. This will help ensure that GeoPackage production-consumption lifecycles and supporting application tools and services are better aligned with stakeholder missions.|
|OGC document typedoctype||Discussion Paper|