I'm just starting with QGIS 3.

I have imported a WMS into my project. One of the attributes in these features is a PID (property id)


This is how these layers look like enter image description here

Now, I need to be able to search for any of these IDs in this layer. There must be a way of doing this, but I cannot figure it out.


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A WMS service returns a picture of the data you can not reliably extract meaningful information from it - if you require actual data you must use a WFS or WCS endpoint to fetch actual data

  • Well I don't know then. When I click any of these tiles or the labels with that information viwer I see the attributes I'm interested in, including the PID. Doesn't that mean this is not only images ? Apr 4, 2022 at 11:15
  • that is a getFeatureInfo and is designed to return information about a point you click on. You could theoretically click on each point of the map and save the results but a WFS is easier
    – Ian Turton
    Apr 4, 2022 at 12:12

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