Web Feature Service (WFS) specification. This is an open specification for serving geographic features over the Web.

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OpenLayers: how to style WFS layer with SLD file?

I'm experimenting with a simple web mapping service build on PostGIS/GeoServer/OpenLayers stack on Win 2008 Server. I overlay vector layer from PostGIS using: var Index1v = new ...
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What is the fastest (performance-wise) way to serve PostGIS features?

I'm interested in the fastest way to serve PostGIS features. I can find several WMS improvements and alternatives (MapProxy, TileCache, Mapnik...) but not so many WFS Open Source improvements and ...
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Is there a Python Lib for requesting WMS/WFS and saving as image/PDF?

i am wondering whether there's Python open-source GIS lib which has APIs to support call WMS/WFS from another GIS server (e.g., GeoServer) and then save the response data(WMS Basemap and WFS layer) as ...
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Free map service for private web applications

Background Looking to display a map (for internal use only) on a web page. The application must be able to add custom layers (without sending the data to the map service host): Municipal zones ...
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Is there an exhaustive, searchable catalog of all GIS web services (e.g. OGC WMS/WFS, REST, SOAP)?

Many of us have struggled to get a list of GIS services that are available on the internet. Specifically map services that expose OGC based interfaces like WMS, WFS or Web Service interfaces like ...
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How to add a simple WFS layer from GeoServer to OpenLayers map?

I'm trying to add one of the included datasets with GeoServer to an OpenLayers map. I've followed the OpenGeo tutorials, seen similar thread on here, but I can't seem to crack it. Can somebody take a ...
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How to secure WFS services?

first time posting here.. Im currently tasked with finding a way to deploy wfs services to a number of clients. The services could be consumed by both desktop GIS software eg. MapInfo/ArcGis or by ...
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GML, KML, GeoJSON - Speed rendering 3109 polygons?

I am working with Geoserver, serving U.S. Lower 48 counties to openlayers (3109 polygons - lots more vertices). The counties are loaded into a postgis database. I am curious about developer ...
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Is there a WFS for OSM data?

Is there a WFS for OSM data?
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Driving Zone Computation using Web Processing Services

I am currently evaluating different OGC Services(WFS,WMS and WPS) for driving zone computation. As I am new to WPS services, I would like some suggestions regarding which OGC services to implement. ...
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Whats better for selecting? WMS or WFS

I need to select from a layer(s) and I am wondering what way I should serve the layer. The requirements are that I need to be able to select multiple features at a time by drawing a box or polygon. ...
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The International Date Line wrap around

Using OpenLayers, I added a WFS layer (on GeoServer) with a filter that returns all features (black) that intersect my polygon (yellow) placed over some Latin American countries within certain dates. ...
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Only return the NumberOfFeatures in a WFS query

I'm running a GetFeature WFS query in Geoserver (looking for features within a polygon) but all I actually want is the total number of features. Is there a way of just returning this info (in the hope ...
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What are some good resources related to Geodjango?

I am trying to learn Geodjango. Has anyone used it in their own project? The documentation on the official site is sparse. Can someone point out the best resources helpful in learning it other than ...
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Comparison of WMS and WFS services

I am writing my thesis about WMS and WFS services. I would like to compare these two services. Can you suggest factors on which I can do this comparison? (In my mind I have: functionality, fastest ...
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How many WFS-T clients exist?

I would like to know which applications or libraries (proprietary or open source) offer transactional Web Feature Service (WFS-T) client functionality. Those include: Desktop or online applications ...
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Openlayers wfs vector layer

I'm trying to add a vector layer with a wfs layer and it's not working.Can anyone point a solution? Openlayers code: var wfs = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector( "Stavros Features", ...
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How to get JSON from Geoserver using AJAX request

I am building a web mapping application using Leaflet and a sort of customized WFS-T API to place and retrieve features from PostGIS. I have the script for putting features in PostGIS tables down ...
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C# Abstraction for Web Feature Service (WFS) Call

I'm currently working on a WFS client-side implementation in C# for a thick client application (Windows desktop application). The goal is to be able to choose some "layer" combinations to be shown ...
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WFS Layer - capabilities document contained no layers

I use Quantum GIS 1.8.0 on Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit. I have problem with WFS Layer. I tried tree WFS: 1) Download services - Parcels (Czech Republic) ...
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OpenLayers WFS flip coordinates

I have a problem integrating WMS and WFS. Basically what i want is when user clicks on WMS then a clicked polygon is added to vector (and selected). The problem is that the WMS is in version 1.3.0 and ...
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How to store and serve data and its progress over time in GeoServer?

I recently started working with GeoServer and stored some shape files. I successfully can retrieve the data as JSON. The data I want to maintain in the database changes over time. I do not want to ...
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In need of WFS-T support in a WPF/Silverlight application

I want to build a wpf/silverlight mapping application that enables real-time visualization of features in a map, and that allow different users to add features (points, polygons) to the map. My ...
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ArcMap Addin - add interoperability connection programatically

I'm currently building an add-in for ArcMap - ArcView using the .Net framework. The user of ArcMap and the Add-in should access data published from WFS services. I am aware that it is possible to ...
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How to use Leaflet to efficiently show parts of a massive dataset?

I keep seeing non-GIS web developers running into this problem, and I'm not sure what the solution is. There is some dataset of thousands of items. We want to show a map to the user, with the ...
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What are common ways of presenting features that share coordinates? [closed]

When I encounter features of the same class, but with identical coordinates I lay them out in a spiral arm formation. I chose to pick the initial radius and angle at random (can't recall my actual ...
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Advantages of WFS over GeoJSON/KML?

I'm planning to create an online map with openlayers (2 or 3) or leaflet. I have to show some points/markers (~30.000), polygons (~500) and lines on top of an OSM map in several layers. Those points ...
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What are the differences between WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS?

By looking at I do not really understand the difference of WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS. May you please explain the differences between them?
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OpenLayers load WFS vector layer: how to check whether all features are returned from server?

My app takes several seconds to return all features of a WFS layer from server, I am wondering whether there is a way to check whether all features are returned in coding, so that we can add a ...
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Should I use WFS, WMS or SOS considering performance and security?

My task is to develop a web application which will visualize the temporal data on map and produce a kind of data flow (or animation) from the images/data which have been received from server. For ...
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Definition of a BBOX in Web GIS

In my practice I use a lot WMS and WFS in Geoserver. I have not found a document describing the concept of a bounding box(bbox). ArcGIS has map extent properties to identify map boundary. Google ...
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How to serve both WFS and WFS-T from one server?

In GeoServer, how can I serve two types of WFS from one server? Setting the type of the service is done once in global settings. Is it possible to have WFS from workspace A and WFS-T from workspace B? ...
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Is it possible to setup fiddler to capture requests from QGIS

I want to know if it is possible setup fiddler to capture WMS/WFS requests from QGIS and how to do it. Fiddler is capturing the requests from MapInfo and I don't remember making any setup in fiddler ...
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How to display WFS Layer from Geoserver using OpenLayers

I'm new in Geoserver and OpenLayers Could you tell me how to display GML Layer from Geoserver using OpenLayers ?? I Would like to show the labels for each Feature
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How to convert WFS request to GML

I have the following: var popProto = new OpenLayers.Protocol.WFS({ url: WFS_HOST, version: "1.1.0", featureType: layerName, featureNS: namespace, srsName: "EPSG:4326", ...
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How to display some Ushahidi's layers (WFS) in my Web portal?

I'm working on a VGI Web portal. I'm using OpenLayers and the application is running throw the TomCat server. I would like to know if it's possible to display layers from Ushahidi or others VGI tools ...
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JavaScript library to read data from a WFS server?

Is there a JavaScript library available to read data from a WFS server?
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WFS Caching / Back button

I'm using WFS protocol on Vector layer / GeoServer / PostGIS Currently the map is refreshing and calling new requests whenever i do anything like searching or drawing and when i move back to a part ...
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Feature Service layer issues

What is the maximum number of records returned by WFS protocol? What is maximum number of records returned by a Feature Layer in ArcGIS Server 10.1? What is maximum number of records the ArcGIS ...
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Using WFS Layer as a baselayer

I've looked around the net and I've looked for examples, but I just can't seem to find a way to make a WFS layer be the baselayer. I set up the projection the right way and I set isBaseLayer: true . ...
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How to determine which WFS server software is being used?

I want to display WFS data from the following OGC compliant service: http://gis.arso.gov.si/wfs?STORE=ARSOGIS I haven't been successful yet, so now I'm wondering which WFS server software is being ...
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Adding control to wfs layer disable panning and zooming on double click

I can zoom and pan wfs layer when I don't have added control but I can't pan the map or zoom the layer with double click when I add a control to map: code for control is : var select = new ...
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How do I set attributes when creating vectors using OpenLayers and WFS-T?

I have published a WFS-T layer (using geoserver) and am able to add, edit and delete features using OpenLayers and it's Vector layer. But, I don't know how can I populate additional attributes using ...
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Display a WFS layer with OpenLayers

Good Morning! I have some troubles displaying a WFS layer with OpenLayers and hope someone here can give me a hint. Before moving on, I precise that I have already checked other posts, like here and ...
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GeoServer Web Feature Service (WFS) in Open Layers Problem

I am running GeoServer 2.1.1, and have a datastore from ArcSDE populated with features projected in EPSG:26918. I can successfully add a WMS to an OpenLayers map, but am having issues with WFS. I have ...
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Geometry Operands - BBOX vs Within - What's the difference?

What is the difference between the "BBOX" and "Within" spatial operators. Can anyone please shed some light?
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Openlayers WFS Vector Layer Rules dont get applied

i have a script which applies rules to wfs.vectors. the script works fine in firefox and all the rules get applied, but somehow when i open the same file with the internet explorer 7 / 8 , only the ...
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With just a web browser we want our field staff to collaboratively make complex maps with secured private data--looking for options?

Simple Question With just a web browser we want our field staff to collaboratively make complex maps with secured private data. What are our options? Note: Please provide specific product examples ...
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Openlayers and Geoserver fail to reproject while editing Vector with WFS-T

I can't get the Openlayers and Geoserver work with WFS-T editing a vector layer. I have a layer of points where the Native SRS is EPSG:32639. After trying a lot of combinations, I ended up with two ...
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Unable to create WFS successfully

I know there has been lots of WFS assistant and I did follow this one word by word, which I found was the best in the entire gis stack but still no clue why I am unbale to render a WFS on base map. ...