I have following URL of a GeoServer WFS layer; it takes very long time to get a response

I get following response from GeoServer.


The length of the coordinates is too much long in the response. And it is very time consuming too.

So how can I apply filter in the URL to get name only and exclude coordinates from whole response?

e.g. here in the response the name in the response is "Name":"NGTL"

  • This must be a duplicate question but the key is to list the propertynames demo.opengeo.org/geoserver/…. Very slow service means usually that there is something wrong with the data like bad indexes or something like that.
    – user30184
    Commented Dec 11, 2014 at 8:45

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This is certainly possible with a GetFeature request using the propertyName parameter.

See the example from the Geoserver docs:

To restrict a GetFeature request by attribute rather than feature, use the propertyName key in the form propertyName=attribute. You can specify a single attribute, or multiple attributes separated by commas. To search for a single attribute in all features, the following request would be required:


In your situation you would use something like propertyName=Name to get only the name attribute.

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