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This section lists GeoPackage extensions that have been adopted by OGC and therefore are part of the GeoPackage Encoding Standard.

Tiled Gridded Coverage Data
The extension (previously titled Elevation Extension)" defines how to encode and store tiled regular gridded data, such as a digital elevation model, in a GeoPackage.

This page lists GeoPackage extensions that are not currently part of the GeoPackage Encoding Standard. Often these are developed outside of OGC. It is often preferable to use an existing extension (even if it is proprietary) instead of developing your own. Extensions that have widespread adoption will be considered for OGC approval.

To publish a new extension, fill out the extension template and let us know on the GeoPackage Mailing List.

Related Tables (see preface for template information)
This extension provides a mechanism for associating tables with existing feature or attribute tables in a GeoPackage. Among other things, it can be used to establish a many-to-many relationship between features and multimedia files. It was originally developed by Compusult and the plan is to test it during an upcoming OGC Interoperability Experiment.
3D Tiles
This extension represents 3D data in a GeoPackage using a relational data model in SQLite that mirrors the 3D Tiles spatial data structure.
OWS Context (Image Matters)
This extension, part of a joint effort between the GeoPackage SWG and OWS Context SWG, is an attempt to define an SQL-native encoding for OWS Context. It is incomplete, lacking a proper encoding for style information.
OWS Context (GeoCat)
The main goal of the extension is to store context and styling of a mapping project as part of a GeoPackage file containing the data it refers to. The extension aims at similar use cases as presented in The USGS GeoPackage Styling Experiment in Testbed 12, however the approach is a bit different.
QGIS Map Styling Information
This extension stores QGIS projects with their resources like images in print templates in a GeoPackage file.
Vector Tiles
This extension allows vector tiles to be stored in a GeoPackage using the MapBox Vector Tiles approach.
Feature Tile Link
This extension creates a link between a feature and tile table. A tile table containing tiles that represent or were generated from features can be linked to the feature table. The link enables feature queries when dealing with tiles representing features.
Geometry Index
This extension defines a SQLite version agnostic way to index user feature table geometries by their bounding envelopes for fast ranged searches. Mobile implementations, including Android and iOS, use earlier versions of SQLite and can not rely on the R*Tree Module implementation. Each geometry in a feature table is indexed by it's geometry id and x, y, z, and m value ranges. The geometry index can be queried for fast retrieval of only geometries overlapping a desired envelope bounds.
Aspatial Support (Legacy)
Support for aspatial data (ie. SQLite tables/views without a geometry column), potentially with associated metadata. This was used in GDAL 2.0 and GDAL 2.1, before the introduction of the 'attributes' data_type of GeoPackage v1.2. Starting with GDAL 2.2, 'attributes' will be used by default instead.
User Defined Geometry Types (Deprecated)
Enables encoding of additional user-defined geometry types in ExtendedGeoPackageBinary format in an Extended GeoPackage. Removed from GeoPackage 1.2 due to interoperability reasons.
Geometry Type Triggers (Deprecated)
Geometry type triggers prevent the storage of geometries of types that are not assignable from the geometry types specified in the gpkg_geometry_columns table in the geometry columns of the specified tables. Removed from GeoPackage 1.2 due to interoperability reasons.
Geometry SRS ID Triggers (Deprecated)
Geometry SRS_ID triggers prevent the storage of geometries with spatial reference system identifiers that are not specified in the gpkg_geometry_columns table in the geometry columns of the specified tables. Removed from GeoPackage 1.2 due to interoperability reasons.
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