I want to use this WFS url: http://ccff02.minfin.fgov.be/geoservices/arcgis/services/WMS/Cadastral_Layers/MapServer/WFSServer?

I can use it without any problems in QGIS. I do not succeed to use it in ArcMap 10.4.

Coordinate system of my dataframe in ArcMap: Belge_Lambert_1972 WKID: 31370 Authority: EPSG

I want to use this feature type: Cadastral_parcel. I know that this WFS prefers the use of WKID: 3812 or WKID: 4326

Is it possible to limit the download to a bbox in WKID: 31370?

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The WFS doesn't as you say 'prefer' the two coordinate reference systems cited, it only supports them.

        <wfs:Format>text/xml; subType=gml/3.1.1/profiles/gmlsf/1.0.0/0</wfs:Format>
        <ows:LowerCorner>2.5299071005992668 49.484616315528285</ows:LowerCorner>
        <ows:UpperCorner>6.4590126554566467 51.50583616059005</ows:UpperCorner>

By default it will use urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:6.9:3812 but otherwise you can request urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:6.9:4326.

In QGIS 3 you have automatic reprojection, so if you have a project using the EPSG:31370 projection, then QGIS will translate the request into one of those supported by the WFS. If you want to use EPSG:31370 in ArcMap you'll have to configure something similar.

  • At the office we are not yet working with QGIS 3. Can you have one more look at this wfs? I can only download 1000 parcels . For my project I need 4000 parcels at the same time. Is this possible? Is it only possible from WFS version 2? I have the same limitation of 1000 parcels with org2ogr.
    – user27534
    Commented Aug 18, 2018 at 7:25
  • QGIS 2, also allows reprojection on the fly, but does not have it on by default. The WFS service has <ows:Constraint name="DefaultMaxFeatures"><ows:Value>1000</ows:Value></ows:Constraint> So if you want more than that I think you just need to use the maxFeatures=4000& parameter
    – nmtoken
    Commented Aug 20, 2018 at 10:02

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