If I set up a Web Feature Service that provides point (location) data, can my WFS also provide a bunch of additional data for events that occurred at those points? Is there a better way to do that? Would a GIS tool such as an ESRI product even know how to deal with the event data? Should the WFS only include the point data?
What am I trying to do? I have a database full of data that has samples/observations that occurred at monitoring locations over time. Our database users want to be able to pull the data into their GIS tools over the web (not through database connectivity) and then do all sorts of cool stuff with the data in their GIS tools. Is WFS the rights type of service for what I'm trying to do?