· How GeoPackage APIs increase cross-platform interoperability of location apps and spatial Web services in a mobile environment
· About lightweight mobile apps that tap into a mix of powerful cloud-based location services and data
· How GeoPackage works in situations where Internet access is intermittent or disconnected
· How GeoPackage is useful for applications in mobile workforce data capture, providing information during municipal operations, for example, or an emergency event
The recently approved OGC GeoPackage Encoding Standard enables easier exchange and sharing of geospatial (or location) information across different devices, applications and web services throughout the mobile world. A modern, service-oriented alternative to conventional spatial data formats, GeoPackage’s SQLite-based format efficiently stores and transfers geographic vector features and image tiles. GeoPackage was developed for mobile application developers whose applications need to provide users with geospatial application services and associated data in disconnected or limited network connectivity environments, or whose applications depend on geospatial data and processing services from diverse sources.