In a QGIS project, I have several raster layers---satellite imagery for specific areas--and I wish to serve these via QGIS Server. WMS works nicely, and they show up for WCS. But I cannot see the layers in WFS, which is required. Nor do they show up as FeatureTypes in GetCapabailities, nor can I see them in the configuration for the project (1st screen capture). The layer properties are also set, as I expect they'd need (2nd image).

What am I missing?


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    WFS is for vectors, for raster you need a WCS
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 13:38
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    Who is setting the requirement to have raster data served as a WFS?
    – nmtoken
    Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 14:09

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What am I missing?

By definition, it's not possible to serve raster data through a Web Feature Service. If you want to access the raster data you need to use a Web Coverage Service

  • I know of at least one GIS (OSSIM) that seems do raster imagery in WFS. But thanks. Did not see this caveat anywhere in the QGIS or WFS documentation.
    – C. Kelly
    Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 14:28

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