I would like to know which applications or libraries (proprietary or open source) offer transactional Web Feature Service (WFS-T) client functionality. Those include:

  • Desktop or online applications that offer the functionality "out of the box", or
  • Libraries that can be used to develop a WFS-T client, like OpenLayers.
  • There probably won't be a single correct answer, so I'm turning the question into a community wiki.
    – amercader
    Jul 28, 2010 at 8:39

4 Answers 4


Desktop GIS

  • Opensource: udig, QGIS (Releases currently only supports WFS, developer version contains experimental WFS-T support check the QGIS bug tracker.)
  • Commercial: Mapinfo Professional


  • Opensource: OpenLayers, Mapbuilder & Mapbender
  • Commercial: Internet Mapping Framework (IMF)

Most information taken from geoserver.org.

  • As of 2017, qGIS WFS-T support appears to be pretty buggy.
    – Dan
    Aug 24, 2017 at 13:38

Gaia a light client with WFS-T functionality


In the ESRI world, WFS-T is supported starting with version 9.3 in ArcGIS Desktop for visualization of WFS only and ArcGIS Server for publishing and edition through a WFS-T client.


Current development version of QGis suopports WFS-T

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