I am trying to connect to a UK Government WFS but am getting the following error:

Layer minerals_local_plan: Download of features for layer inspire_inspire_energy:minerals_local_plan failed or partially failed: Download of features failed: Error downloading http://map.cornwall.gov.uk/arcgis/services/inspire/inspire_energy/MapServer/WFSServer?SERVICE=WFS&REQUEST=GetFeature&VERSION=2.0.0&TYPENAMES=inspire_inspir

Below is the URL for the WFS: http://map.cornwall.gov.uk/arcgis/services/inspire/inspire_energy/MapServer/WFSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WFS

I am not sure where I am going wrong The URL is correct and QGIS seems to be connecting to the server, as layers within the WFS are identified in the Browser Panel.


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It seems that the server doesn't understand the bounding box that QGIS is sending (If you look at the log it shows you the URL being tried).


Trying the URL from the log in a browser gives

<ExceptionReport version="2.0.0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.opengis.net/ows/1.1 http://schemas.opengis.net/ows/1.1.0/owsAll.xsd">
 <Exception exceptionCode="InvalidParameterValue" locator="Unknown">
  <ExceptionText>KVP parser : parameter 'bbox' '-483667.18412089953199029,13627.98741020512534305,861379.59060005680657923,123754.28037196293007582,urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700' not recognized.

If you try it again with out the fith parameter (the SRSname) it works. I'm pretty sure that is a server bug, so I'd suggest contacting the supplier except they haven't filled in the relevant information.


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