[Geopackage] "OpenGeoPDF" linkage to geopackage?

Lee Leonard leeoncandler at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 11:08:17 EST 2014

Here's some background and technical details on TerraGo OpenGeoPDF and

Traditionally TerraGo Publisher has written GIS feature data to GeoPDFs as
Adobe PDF object data. Unfortunately this is not the most efficient storage
method requiring a lot of disk space, a big memory footprint, and a very
slow load time when working with a large number of records (which GIS tends
to have). In addition, PDF object data was not useful for data exchange
with other GIS workflows.

With OpenGeoPDF the vector based GIS features are instead saved to a
GeoPackage (using OGR) and then embedded in the PDF as a standard file
attachment. For data exchange, the GeoPackage attachment can simply be
extracted using Adobe Reader or most other third-party applications and

The attached Geopackage is also used by the new TerraGo Toolbar and
Composer products to enable an Identify tool to display the data associated
with individual cartographic features and to highlight their geometry on
the map.

 -- Lee

Lee Leonard
TerraGo Technologies

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Pepijn Van Eeckhoudt <
pepijn.vaneeckhoudt at luciad.com> wrote:

>  I haven't. AFAIK terrago doesn't publish much information about the
> technical details of their technology. Based on
> *How does OpenGeoPDF work?*
>    - With OpenGeoPDF, TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS users can create
>    GeoPDF maps and embed feature attributes as a GeoPackage database.
>  from their site
> <http://info.terragotech.com/webmail/32952/114123835/038233ed870e79f32394a06371d13dd4>
> it sounds like they're embedding a sqlite db inside a pdf.
> Pepijn
> On 21/11/14 11:47, Brad Hards wrote:
> http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/terrago-unveils-groundbreaking-opengeopdf-technology/425722
> Anyone gotten past the PR to the file format?
> Brad
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