[Geopackage] gpkg_contents when type is not 'feature' or 'tiles'

Pepijn Van Eeckhoudt pepijn.vaneeckhoudt at luciad.com
Fri Nov 7 10:45:37 EST 2014

Hi Patrick,

There was a very similar question on the mailing list some time ago 
(look for thread 'Aspatial Tables with Metadata').
Two strategies were proposed then:
- Register the table as 'features' and apply a 'no geometry' extension to it
- Register the table as 'aspatial'

I'm not sure which approach the person asking the question end up taking.


On 06/11/14 12:14, Patrick van Dijk wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to register my alpha only table (e.g. no geometry field) 
> table in gpkg_contents as I can then store an identifier
> and description for the table and I can also add additional field 
> information in gpkg_data_columns.
> So my suggestion is to create a gpkg_contents record with its 
> data_type set to 'alpha' (instead of feature).
> Req 13 explains the gpkg_contents table for field data_type.
> Type of data stored in the table:.
> “features” per clause,
> “tiles” per clause, or
> an implementer-defined value
> for other data tables in an
> Extended GeoPackage.
> So I guess, what I want to do is fine.
> Am I right?
> Patrick

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