Welcome to QGIS Tutorial for Beginners. Today we are going to create a GeoPackage Layer on QGIS. GeoPackage is a special data package that you can use in QGIS. GeoPackage is an OGC standard data package that can store different kinds of spatial data types such as points, polyline, and polygon. We can save multiple layers into a single GeoPackage (.gpkg) file. This is a great way to store and organize your spatial data under QGIS. When you save your spatial files in GeoPackage format, you can easily find the files without having to browse and digging the folders.
There are many benefits of using Geopackage to store our spatial data. Our data will be placed in a centralized location. By using this way, we can minimize the clutter that happens when we handle hundreds of files. It’s easier to transfer huge amounts of layers in a single Geopackage.
Create a Geopackage layer on QGIS
- Open QGIS
- Go to layer | Create Layer | New Geopackage Layer
- Type the name of the new GeoPackage layer, give a table name and select geometry from the list.
- Click OK
The following example will show you how to create a new Geopackage layer. You can modify it with your own data.
Now let’s add some more layers to the Geopackage we just created. The following example will show you how to add or export an existing layer to Geopackage. I created a short video to show you how to add a layer to existing GeoPackage on QGIS 3.2.
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