Geoparquet is a set of conventions for storing geospatial data in Parquet files.
Standardization is happening at geoparquet.org.
GeoParquet file is a Parquet file that additionally follows these conventions:
- Geospatial metadata describing any geospatial columns is stored in the Parquet file's schema metadata (as stringified JSON).
- Geometry columns are WKB encoded (additional encodings will likely be added)/
GeoParquet can be compared to GeoArrow, as both are binary columnar formats with a high degree of similarity.