I have tried to add buildings from WFS layer. https://kartat.espoo.fi/teklaogcweb/wfs.ashx (building layer is GIS:Rakennukset)

Geometry never shows up. However, map extent and data in attribute tables seems to be correct. Also, QGIS doesn't give any error message.

I have been so far able to track down that WFS layer contains different geometry types which seems to be problem for QGIS. I tried to save as GML and then select only polygons, but geometry still doesn't exist (extent and attributes are still fine).

Any tricks/tips?

  • What QGIS version are you using? The buildings in the layer you specified work fine for me and are displayed with the default settings.
    – 15Step
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 11:22
  • I use QGIS3 (3.0.0) and tried 2.18.14 too. OS X 10.12.6
    – Janne Salo
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 11:49
  • I also tried to edit geometry. I'm not sure whether visible elements are corners or center points but they disappear when I try to move them. No polygons are shown.
    – Janne Salo
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 11:51
  • Then the only problem I can think of is a projection issue. Try loading the layer in a new QGIS session (Vector->Add Layer ->Add WFS Layer from Server), and leaving the default settings for the WFS, with the CRS being 4326 (even though not ideal for this purpose).
    – 15Step
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 12:05

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version 2.14 support is ok. Version 2.18 requires following service URL: https://kartat.espoo.fi/teklaogcweb/wfs.ashx?OUTPUTFORMAT=GML2

Data format have been recently modified to single geometrytype. Older multigeometrytype have been a problem for QGis.

  • This worked! Thanks! I wasn't aware of this change between versions.
    – Janne Salo
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 12:17

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