Feature Restrictions

The OpenGIS Web Feature Service Implementation Specification has required and optional implementations. The required section, called WFS Basic, is essentially a read-only service. The optional section is called WFS Transaction and allows for the addition, modification, and deletion of features in a feature type. The WFS implementation in Spectrumâ„¢ Technology Platform only implements WFS Basic at this time for versions 1.0.0 and 1.1.

These features are not supported in the current Web Feature Service implementation:

  • GetCapabilities, DescriptionFeatureType, and GetFeature operations are currently supported. GetPropertyValue, ListStoredQueries, and DescribeStoredQueries are also supported for versions 2.0.0 and 2.0.2. LockFeature and Transaction operations are not supported.
  • Handle in the GetFeature operation is not currently supported.
  • Version in the outputFormat attribute is not currently supported in all Web Feature Service operations.
  • No boundary geometry is returned in the DescribeFeatureType operation.