I would like to read a WFS published using QGIS server, with the plugin Leaflet-WFST but an error occurs when the plugin is trying to read the geometry.

Error :

uncaught exception: unknown child element Point

Result of the WFS POST request:

<gml:boundedBy xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml">
    <gml:Box srsName="EPSG:4326">
        <gml:coordinates cs="," ts=" ">-4.07446736,52.4326541
<qgs:geometry xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">
    <Point xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/gml" srsName="EPSG:4326">
        <coordinates xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/gml" cs="," ts=" ">-4.07446736,52.4326541</coordinates>
<qgs:_URI xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">uuid:858df484-a17e-45b0-b740-0639f530d946</qgs:_URI>
<qgs:SITE_DETAILS_OBSERVER xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml"/>
<qgs:crationdate xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">2019-01-24T13:35:37</qgs:crationdate>
<qgs:diamtrunk xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">20</qgs:diamtrunk>
<qgs:heighttrunkmesure xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">1.3</qgs:heighttrunkmesure>
<qgs:species xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">Pinus-sylvestris</qgs:species>
<qgs:circumference xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">62.8318530717959</qgs:circumference>
<qgs:crownxaxis xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">3</qgs:crownxaxis>
<qgs:crownyaxis xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">1</qgs:crownyaxis>
<qgs:crownorientation xmlns:qgs="http://www.qgis.org/gml">20.67</qgs:crownorientation>.

Additional information:

Points came from a PostGIS database (postgresql 9.5 postgis 2.2) then publish using QGIS 2.18.16

The WFS can be read perfectly using a remote computer and QGis desktop

The GetCapabilities of the service:

Leaflet code:

var layer2=new L.WFS({
                url: '',
                typeName: 'ind_trees',
                crs: L.CRS.EPSG4326,
                style: {
                  color: 'red',
                  weight: 3
  • Can you read other WFS services using the plug in?
    – til_b
    Feb 4, 2019 at 16:27
  • When I try to access the WFS from this codepen: codepen.io/anon/pen/QYMJym i get a CORS error in the browser console (after pressing F12). This may also be contributing factor to the problem.
    – til_b
    Feb 5, 2019 at 12:55
  • Thank you but is more a copy paste error when I wrote the question. I edited the question.
    – user136412
    Feb 5, 2019 at 15:53
  • This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation. - From Review
    – Fran Raga
    Feb 5, 2019 at 16:58
  • I can read other WFS using the plugin as suggested in the turorial. But every WFS that I tried to read came from mapserver or geoserver I did not find any QGIS server to test.
    – sebastien
    Feb 20, 2019 at 12:05

1 Answer 1


I am experiencing the same challenge. I found a difference between qgis wfs and geoserver wfs outputs. geoserver element.tagName returned "gml:Polygon" where qgis returned "Polygon". If you know you will only ever use qgis to publish your wfs then I suppose you could revise line 876 of Leaflet-WFST 1.2.0

from: var parser = this.parsers[element.tagName];

to: var parser = this.parsers["gml:".concat(element.tagName)];

It is working for me but I haven't tested much. It may well break something else.

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