OGC has published GeoPackage as a candidate standard in January 2013. An SQLite container combines simple feature vector data (SpatiaLite) and JPEG/PNG raster tiles in a single file. The SQL interface makes it immediately usable for mobile, web or desktop applications. An embedded XML capabilities manifest makes a typical OGC standard out of it, provoking also critical comments. But an official standard for an interchange format built on widespread technology could finally end the good old shapefile era.