[OSGeo-Discuss] Options for sharing geodata symbology along with WFS?

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at crschmidt.net
Fri Aug 14 09:07:00 PDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:58:00AM -0400, Alexandre Leroux wrote:
> Hi all,
> My team is starting to play with WFS and a colleague had the following  
> question: what are the options we have for sharing the symbology of  
> geodata served via WFS?
> If I'm not mistaken, symbology isn't part of the WFS service. I know  
> there's the OGC Symbology Encoding standard, but is this the best way to  
> share symbology of WFS-served data? Can't the geodata be styled directly  
> by the GML styles of the WFS-served data? If that's an option, what tool  
> (open source ideally, of course) should we use to create those styles?

I think what you're looking for is SLD.

> To be honest, no one of my team knows a lot about WFS yet (or much on  
> the other OGC standards). I thought of asking the WFS forum  
> (http://feature.opengeospatial.org/forumbb/viewforum.php?f=17 ) but  
> activity is pretty low. I'm confident this list will provide insightful  
> answers! :-) To my defense for this OSGeo-unrelated question, we do  
> process and serve all the related geodata using OSGeo software! ;-)

Which software?

Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer

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