using Web Feature service and I'm wondering is there a way using get requests to pull multiple features. For example, this WFS http://demo.mapserver.org/cgi-bin/wfs?SERVICE=WFS&VERSION=1.0.0 contains 2 layers/features:



Could anyone point me in the right direction for this?

  • You have posted this to Meta GIS SE so I am migrating it to the Main GIS SE.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented May 20, 2015 at 9:05
  • I would start by reading the WFS standards which are available from opengeospatial.org/standards/wfs. Several TypeNames can be used in GetFeature but I am not sure when it is useful.
    – user30184
    Commented May 20, 2015 at 13:55
  • Currently writing a program, I just wanted to see if i could do it, and if my program was smart enough to work out its two different layers and represent them differently .
    – Jake Wade
    Commented May 20, 2015 at 14:15
  • Did you look at the MapServer help pages for example mapserver.org/ogc/wfs_server.html, which shows a query for the same test service that returns multiple features. Not sure though if this is what you are asking, or if you want something more complex?
    – nmtoken
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 21:48

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Separate multiple layers in your request with a comma:


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