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Are there any good resources on WFS support in ArcGIS?

The only documents I found so far are these: How_to_work_with_WFS_using_ArcGIS_Desktop and Consommer des services/données WFS dans ArcGIS 9.2 But I want to know how it works!

I'm interested in how ArcGIS can be a client to a WFS Server.

Seems like the Interop conecction is downloading all data on the WFS server into a local Cache, is there any way to get it to fetch the features on-demand?

Update: I voted for this idea Make ArcMap an effective WFS Client to get better support for WFS.

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Also interesting would be publicly accessible WFS servers. Last time I looked, awhile ago, there were very few, even from ESRI. – matt wilkie Sep 16 '10 at 21:39
How it works as in under the hood (as of 9.3 at least, it used FME and does a batch import of features upon project open/layer add), or as in how to set up & work with a client connection? – Dan S. Sep 16 '10 at 22:13
@matt-wilkie Yes, there are a few on, but it would be great if there where more. – MathiasWestin Sep 17 '10 at 5:36
@dan-s How it works under the hood and how it's suppose to work with ArcGIS Engine. – MathiasWestin Sep 17 '10 at 5:39
@Mathias : At the moment, I'm not sure how it would work in ArcGIS Engine. (Maybe this code is helpful?…) Over the next month or two, though, I'll be developing some continuous integration stuff for a client that will hopefully involve programmatic WFS consumption from ArcGIS Desktop/Engine.... if you're still after information, I'll have a lot more once I've tackled that todo item. :) – Dan S. Sep 17 '10 at 17:53

Leveraging OGC Capabilities in ArcGIS Server 9.3. Check out the description at

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Great, but I'm intrested in how it works when ArcGIS is a client. – MathiasWestin Sep 16 '10 at 20:04

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