[OSGeo-Discuss] API-level WFS-Client implementations

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 18:54:54 PDT 2011

 The GeoTools documentation is not extensive - as we treat WFS like any other "datastore". 

- http://docs.geotools.org/latest/userguide/library/data/wfs.html
- http://docs.geotools.org/latest/userguide/library/data/wfs-ng.html

The only limitation is that WFS-T support is only provided for WFS 1.0 (and you need to start a transaction so we have a place to store the Transaction request as it is constructed). You can proceed to work with your uncommitted transaction locally (simulating a database transaction by processing in your local changes with the live results coming back from the WFS). This is handy if you want to do some QA prior it to hitting transaction.commit() and submitting your request to the WFS.

The module is considered unsupported as there is no funded developer working on it; even though it is a popular feature support for OGC standards is not considered sexy enough to attract money or volunteers.
Jody Garnett

On Wednesday, 17 August 2011 at 7:29 PM, Markus Schneider wrote:

> Hi,
> I am looking for WFS client implementations for accessing generic WFS
> servers. Something that allows me to access WFS services from my own
> code without having to deal with the protocol details. Primarily, I am
> looking for Java implementations, but I am also interested in other
> implementations
> I did a quick Google search, but didn't find anything really
> interesting. I am pretty sure that GeoTools must have such a thing?
> Geotk? Can someone point me to the JavaDoc?
> Any hints appreciated,
> Markus
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