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Read GeoPackage

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Add rasters and feature tables from a GeoPackage to a map.

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Use case

The OGC GeoPackage specification defines an open standard for sharing raster and vector data. You may want to use GeoPackage files to support file-based sharing of geographic data.

How to use the sample

When the sample loads, the feature tables and rasters from the GeoPackage will be shown on the map.

How it works

  1. Open the GeoPackage using GeoPackage.OpenAsync(path).
  2. Iterate through available rasters exposed by geopackage.GeoPackageRasters.
    • For each raster, create a raster layer using new Rasterlayer(geopackageRaster), then add it to the map.
  3. Iterate through available feature tables, exposed by geopackage.GeoPackageFeatureTables.
    • For each feature table, create a feature layer using new FeatureLayer(geopackageFeatureTable), then add it to the map.

Relevant API

  • GeoPackage
  • GeoPackage.GeoPackageFeatureTables
  • GeoPackage.GeoPackageRasters
  • GeoPackageFeatureTable
  • GeoPackageRaster

Offline data

The Aurora Colorado GeoPackage holds datasets that cover Aurora, Colorado.

About the data

This sample features a GeoPackage with datasets that cover Aurora, Colorado: Public art (points), Bike trails (lines), Subdivisions (polygons), Airport noise (raster), and liquour license density (raster).

Additional information

GeoPackage uses a single SQLite file (.gpkg) that conforms to the OGC GeoPackage Standard. You can create a GeoPackage file (.gpkg) from your own data using the create a SQLite Database tool in ArcGIS Pro.


container, GeoPackage, layer, map, OGC, package, raster, table

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<ContentPage xmlns=""
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
// Copyright 2018 Esri.
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using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Rasters;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.ReadGeoPackage
        name: "Read GeoPackage",
        category: "Data",
        description: "Add rasters and feature tables from a GeoPackage to a map.",
        instructions: "When the sample loads, the feature tables and rasters from the GeoPackage will be shown on the map.",
        tags: new[] { "GeoPackage", "OGC", "container", "layer", "map", "package", "raster", "table" })]
    public partial class ReadGeoPackage : ContentPage
        public ReadGeoPackage()

        private async void Initialize()
            // Create a new map centered on Aurora Colorado.
            MyMapView.Map = new Map(BasemapType.Streets, 39.7294, -104.70, 11);

            // Get the full path to the GeoPackage on the device.
            string myGeoPackagePath = GetGeoPackagePath();

                // Open the GeoPackage.
                GeoPackage myGeoPackage = await GeoPackage.OpenAsync(myGeoPackagePath);

                // Get the read only list of GeoPackageRasters from the GeoPackage.
                IReadOnlyList<GeoPackageRaster> myReadOnlyListOfGeoPackageRasters = myGeoPackage.GeoPackageRasters;

                // Loop through each GeoPackageRaster.
                foreach (GeoPackageRaster oneGeoPackageRaster in myReadOnlyListOfGeoPackageRasters)
                    // Create a RasterLayer from the GeoPackageRaster.
                    RasterLayer myRasterLayer = new RasterLayer(oneGeoPackageRaster)
                        // Set the opacity on the RasterLayer to partially visible.
                        Opacity = 0.55

                    // Add the layer to the map.

                // Get the read only list of GeoPackageFeatureTables from the GeoPackage.
                IReadOnlyList<GeoPackageFeatureTable> myReadOnlyListOfGeoPackageFeatureTables = myGeoPackage.GeoPackageFeatureTables;

                // Loop through each GeoPackageFeatureTable.
                foreach (GeoPackageFeatureTable oneGeoPackageFeatureTable in myReadOnlyListOfGeoPackageFeatureTables)
                    // Create a FeatureLayer from the GeoPackageFeatureLayer.
                    FeatureLayer myFeatureLayer = new FeatureLayer(oneGeoPackageFeatureTable);

                    // Add the layer to the map.
            catch (Exception e)
                await Application.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Error", e.ToString(), "OK");

        private static string GetGeoPackagePath() => DataManager.GetDataFolder("68ec42517cdd439e81b036210483e8e7", "AuroraCO.gpkg");