How do I generate geometric OGC filters for use in a WFS GetFeature request such as:

<ogc:Filter xmlns:ogc="http://www.opengis.net/ogc">
        <gml:Box xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml">
            <gml:coordinates decimal="." cs="," ts=" ">1298543.0367787,7107400.531374 1299312.4070614,7203464.9016567</gml:coordinates>

The OpenLayers 2 supported geometric filters (e.g., Intersections). How do I write a filter in the OL3?
ol.format.ogc.filter seems does not support (geometric filters).


As the library has changed over the time, you can now provide filters for spatial operations using ol.format.filter.* functions (previously in the namespace ol.format.ogc.filter.*)

Using something like below will work:

  var featureRequest = new ol.format.WFS().writeGetFeature({
  srsName: 'EPSG:3857',
  featureNS: 'http://openstreemap.org',
  featurePrefix: 'osm',
  featureTypes: ['water_areas'],
  outputFormat: 'gml3',
  filter: ol.format.filter.and(
    ol.format.filter.intersects('the_geom', polygon, 'EPSG:4326'),
    ol.format.filter.equalTo('waterway', 'riverbank')

where polygon is an ol.geom.Geometry.

Be aware that I had to invert X and Y coordinates in my polygon to make things working correctly.

You can see an example in action to illustrate (PS: working in Chrome, not in FF, didn't debug more because do not own the remote server...).

  • Yes, it is I myself added to the library - not previously... In any case, thank you – t1nk Jan 27 '17 at 15:35

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