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Short answer: I don't believe this is possible using WFS (or any of the OGC standards). The WFS standard offers no way of knowing how many features are in the entire dataset. Nor does it offer any way of showing data history. The only real way of knowing if anything is different is by downloading the entire dataset and doing comparisons (spatial and ...


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Something to be aware of if you are looking for a quick explanation is the GML Simple Features Profile which is used by software such as ArcGIS for Desktop to consume WFS: The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.'s (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) is a standard protocol for serving geographic features across the web. The GIS feature information that is ...


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Often even if filters or pagination are not supported, you can use the BBOX parameter to query features limited to a specific region. Via trial and error this can give you all the data. Just slice the area of interest into BBOXes that return less features than what the WFS is limited to. For example &BBOX=395000,5815000,400000,5820000 for a part of ...


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The key section of the WFS spec is 7.7.4.4 Response paging which gives an example: <GetFeature service="WFS" version="2.0.0" count="100" xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/wfs/2.0" xmlns:cw="http://www.someserver.com/cw" xmlns:fes="http://www.opengis.net/ogc/1.1" xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml/3.2"> <Query ...


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I do not believe there is anything that for sure reveals that WFS server is GeoServer but with standard settings the schema location refers somehow to geoserver and some supported functions are special for GeoServer. However, others can implement functions using same names: ...


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INTERSECTS(geom, collectGeometries(queryCollection('topp:states', 'the_geom', 'STATE_ABBR=" + "'" + "'" + 'CA' + "'" + "'" + "')))



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