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Web Feature Service (WFS) is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specification for accessing geographic features over the internet.

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What are differences between WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS?

By looking at I do not understand the differences between WMS, WFS, WCS, and WPS. Can you explain the differences between them?
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Seeking Python Lib for requesting WMS/WFS and saving as image/PDF [closed]

i am wondering whether there's Python open-source GIS lib which has APIs to support call WMS/WFS from another GIS server (e.g., GeoServer) and then save the response data(WMS Basemap and WFS layer) as ...
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Passing Filter Parameters to GeoServer WFS via URL?

I'm trying to use PHP's CURL function to fetch geoJSON information from a GeoServer instance. I'm doing this using url variables rather than trying to construct a full xml GetFeature request. However,...
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Adding simple WFS layer from GeoServer to OpenLayers map

I'm trying to add one of the included datasets with GeoServer to an OpenLayers map. I've followed the OpenGeo tutorials, seen similar thread on here, but I can't seem to crack it. Can you take a ...
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OpenLayers: how to style WFS layer with SLD file?

I'm experimenting with a simple web mapping service build on PostGIS/GeoServer/OpenLayers stack on Win 2008 Server. I overlay vector layer from PostGIS using: var Index1v = new OpenLayers.Layer....
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How to use Leaflet to efficiently show parts of a massive dataset?

I keep seeing non-GIS web developers running into this problem, and I'm not sure what the solution is. There is some dataset of thousands of items. We want to show a map to the user, with the visible ...
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The International Date Line wrap around

Using OpenLayers, I added a WFS layer (on GeoServer) with a filter that returns all features (black) that intersect my polygon (yellow) placed over some Latin American countries within certain dates. ...
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Free map service for private web applications

Background Looking to display a map (for internal use only) on a web page. The application must be able to add custom layers (without sending the data to the map service host): Municipal zones (...
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How to secure WFS services?

I'm currently tasked with finding a way to deploy WFS services to a number of clients. The services could be consumed by both desktop GIS software e.g. MapInfo/ArcGIS or by Web GIS solutions. Is it ...
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GML, KML, GeoJSON - Speed rendering 3109 polygons?

I am working with Geoserver, serving U.S. Lower 48 counties to openlayers (3109 polygons - lots more vertices). The counties are loaded into a postgis database. I am curious about developer ...
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Is there an exhaustive, searchable catalog of all GIS web services (e.g. OGC WMS/WFS, REST, SOAP)?

Many of us have struggled to get a list of GIS services that are available on the internet. Specifically map services that expose OGC based interfaces like WMS, WFS or Web Service interfaces like REST,...
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Problem with WFS filters (BBOX, INTERSECTS)

I'm trying to get a feature/features from a small area using the BBOX (or INTERSECTS) filter in my WFS query. I should be expecting only a small set of features or a single feature and yet the query ...
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What is the fastest (performance-wise) way to serve PostGIS features?

I'm interested in the fastest way to serve PostGIS features. I can find several WMS improvements and alternatives (MapProxy, TileCache, Mapnik...) but not so many WFS Open Source improvements and ...
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How to make a local copy of a large WFS dataset?

We are writing a application in which a part of the job is to fetch a relatively large (>10000 features) and often updated dataset from a WFS server, store a local copy, and do geospatial analyses on ...
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How to add Geoserver WFS to Leaflet JS Application

I have a PostGIS database and have successfully consumed a table into GeoServer and published a WFS. Are there REST endpoints available for these WFS' akin to ESRI's feature services? How are ...
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Only return the NumberOfFeatures in a WFS query

I'm running a GetFeature WFS query in GeoServer (looking for features within a polygon) but all I actually want is the total number of features. Is there a way of just returning this info (in the hope ...
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Is it possible to setup fiddler to capture requests from QGIS

I want to know if it is possible setup fiddler to capture WMS/WFS requests from QGIS and how to do it. Fiddler is capturing the requests from MapInfo and I don't remember making any setup in fiddler ...
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Should I use WFS, WMS or SOS considering performance and security?

My task is to develop a web application which will visualize the temporal data on map and produce a kind of data flow (or animation) from the images/data which have been received from server. For ...
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How to get WFS GetCapabilities information as JSON

I can get a WMS GetCapabilities response via AJAX call and I can convert response to JSON using ol.format.WMSCapabilities tool. But I need to make a WFS GetCapabilities query via a AJAX request and ...
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Is there a WFS for OSM data?

Is there a WFS for OSM data?
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How to use paging in a WFS query?

I am running a GetFeature request against a WFS server which does not support to download all data at once. Can I use ogc:PropertyIsGreaterThanOrEqualTo to split the dataset into chunks at download ...
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Force geometry type in mixed geometry WFS layer in QGIS?

I have an external WFS source serving mixed geometry types - in other words, I have no control of the source. When adding the layer QGIS sets the geometry type to line and thus I am unable to style ...
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Comparison of WMS and WFS services

I am writing my thesis about WMS and WFS services. I would like to compare these two services. Can you suggest factors on which I can do this comparison? (In my mind I have: functionality, fastest ...
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Advantages of WFS over GeoJSON/KML?

I'm planning to create an online map with openlayers (2 or 3) or leaflet. I have to show some points/markers (~30.000), polygons (~500) and lines on top of an OSM map in several layers. Those points ...
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OpenLayers WFS vector layer

I'm trying to add a vector layer with a WFS layer and it's not working. OpenLayers code: var wfs = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector( "Stavros Features", { ...
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'Read Only' Exception - WFS

I am getting the below exception while editing and saving data in spatial table. Response <ows:ExceptionReport version="1.0.0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.opengis.net/ows http://x.x.x.x:80/...
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QGIS Server sending UPDATE... WHERE NULL to postgis in a WFS layer

I am running a Windows Server 2012 server. PostgreSQL 9.3.5, 64-bit POSTGIS 2.1.3 QGIS Server 2.6.1-2 QGIS Desktop 2.8.3 and 2.12 I am using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet using QGIS Desktop 2....
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QGIS Automatically Converts UTC Date-Time to Local?

I imported a WFS layer from a geoserver into QGIS and also into a web service that is based on Cesium. The geoserver fetches the data from Elastic search and serves it out as WFS. The date-time ...
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ArcMap Addin - add interoperability connection programatically

I'm currently building an add-in for ArcMap - ArcView using the .Net framework. The user of ArcMap and the Add-in should access data published from WFS services. I am aware that it is possible to ...
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Getting WFS data from Geoserver into leaflet

I'm trying to use a ajax call to load WFS data from geoserver into a GeoJson layer in leaflet. When I do the following message in the console: XMLHttpRequest cannot load http://localhost:8080/...
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Reading data to geopandas using WFS?

I'm new to GIS. Trying to use Finnish population data on 1km tiles available here: http://www.stat.fi/org/avoindata/paikkatietoaineistot_en.html The WFS service is here: http://geo.stat.fi/geoserver/...
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Whats better for selecting? WMS or WFS

I need to select from a layer(s) and I am wondering what way I should serve the layer. The requirements are that I need to be able to select multiple features at a time by drawing a box or polygon. ...
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C# Abstraction for Web Feature Service (WFS) Call

I'm currently working on a WFS client-side implementation in C# for a thick client application (Windows desktop application). The goal is to be able to choose some "layer" combinations to be shown ...
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Definition of a BBOX in Web GIS

In my practice I use a lot WMS and WFS in Geoserver. I have not found a document describing the concept of a bounding box(bbox). ArcGIS has map extent properties to identify map boundary. Google Map/...
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Custom marker/icon based on attribute data in leaflet/geojson

I would like to add different icons to my leaflet map based on attribute data. My layer is a geojson layer, it is coming from geoserver with jsnop. I can see my data with the default marker, but when ...
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How to query some properties of a list of typenames in a GeoServer WFS

I want to query selected propertynames from a list of Typenames in a GeoServer service. I could find an example from OGC WFS 1.1.0 Implementation Specification ( PDF document page 80 Example 10) ...
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Driving Zone Computation using Web Processing Services

I am currently evaluating different OGC Services(WFS,WMS and WPS) for driving zone computation. As I am new to WPS services, I would like some suggestions regarding which OGC services to implement. ...
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WFS Intersect Filter using a Polygon returns all features in Layer

I am having trouble using 'Intersect' filter on a WFS GetFeature query. Every query I make seems to return all features available in the queried layer (and not just the features intersecting the ...
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Strategies for serving large datasets over WFS

We are implementing WFS using geoserver for our customers to consume vector data from a hosted spatial database to their desktop GIS. They want to be able to just connect and browse the data in the ...
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Download a small part of a WFS map in QGIS

I have a WFS layer I want to download a small excerpt from, so that I can derive data from its attributes. Currently, since the dataset is so large, I can't even open the attribute table without QGIS ...
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What are some good resources related to Geodjango?

I am trying to learn Geodjango. Has anyone used it in their own project? The documentation on the official site is sparse. Can someone point out the best resources helpful in learning it other than ...
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How can I use WFS from Geoserver with OpenLayers 3?

I have tried with different setups and formats, but no success. With firebug, I can see that the json data is loaded, but nothing shows up on the map. Have anyone experience with geoserver and wfs ...
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Where can I get a WMS or WFS for near-real time Wind (atmospheric) data?

I've been looking for a good operational WMS or WFS free service to access near-real time atmospheric data in QGIS, namely wind vectors. I haven't found anything good yet.
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Quickly make server side spatial filters for WFS layers based on other layer's selected geometries in QGIS

In QGIS 2.12.1, I have a WFS layer which is huge so I don't want my users to load it entirely but only parts of it based on intersections with geometries. Today, I'm using the query builder and ...
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QGIS 2.16 adding certain WFS failed

After switching from 2.14.1 to 2.16.1 adding layers from a certain WFS results in an error, example is with version 1.0.0 forced: Layer is not valid: The layer srsname='EPSG:28992' typename='app:...
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QGIS can't load geometryless WFS tables published with QGIS Server [closed]

I created a QGIS 3.6 project on Windows Server 2016 x64 with two PostGIS layers: Layer A: Points Layer B: Datatable (No geometries) and configured QGIS Server options on the project like this: Now ...
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Looking for Proxy Server (like MapProxy) but for Vector/Feature Data [closed]

Currently, I'm using MapProxy to pull raster tiles from web services, cache those tiles locally, then serve them back out. So MapProxy is acting as a performance enhancing proxy. Is there any piece ...
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How to get JSON from Geoserver using AJAX request

I am building a web mapping application using Leaflet and a sort of customized WFS-T API to place and retrieve features from PostGIS. I have the script for putting features in PostGIS tables down ...
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How many WFS-T clients exist?

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 ...
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See WFS or WMS corresponding full http request in QGIS when a layer was added from any of these services

I have added both a new WMS and a new WFS server into a QGIS project, by specifying a generic GetCapabilities URL in the appropriate sections in the browser panel: After that, I am able to add some ...
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