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 Spectrum 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.