[Requests] Comments about OGC 12-128r1Version: 0.2.0 - OpenGIS(R) GeoPackage Implementation Specification

Ragi Burhum ragi at burhum.com
Thu Jan 10 15:36:20 EST 2013

1. Evaluator:

        Ragi Burhum
        CEO AmigoCloud Inc
        ragi at burhum.com

2. Submission:

OGC 12-128r1 Version: 0.2.0 - OpenGIS® GeoPackage Implementation


1. Requirement:

General - Using Spatialite as a reference implementation

2. Implementation Specification Section number:


3. Criticality:

Major. Using libspatialite + GEOS + proj as a reference implementation.

4. Comments/justifications for changes:

It is truly sad that libspatialite + GEOS was chosen as a reference
implementation since, because of licensing issues, it cannot be used in
*any* iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc).
For background, please see

Choosing sqlite by itself - a project with an Open Source project with a
more liberal license that allows usage in *any* phone/tablet would have
been a far better choice.

- Ragi
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