[Mapbender-users] WFS - Howto available?

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at ccgis.de
Fri May 26 08:27:09 EDT 2006

dieter.lehmann at hfwu.de wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have a problem to set up a wfs-server with mapserver and mapbender (ms4w). I do 
> not know, if this is really what I need....
> What I need:
> search in attribute-Files (I use shapefiles with dbf in my WMS), zoom and highlight 
> the corresponding geographical feature.
> Is that possible with mapbender/mapserver - and, is there some information (or 
> howto) for this available?
> Thanks,
> Dieter Lehmann

WFS support is still somewhat lacking in the administrative user 
interface. What you want to do can be done, technically everything is 
there - it is just a little hard understanding how to get it to run.

Find the required information in the Wiki:

Oh, its only there in English, looks like some work for the weekend...

Basically there are three steps involved
* upload the WFS capabilities
* select and configure the FeatureType by attributing the search fields 
and layout
* include and configure the WFS module for the user interface

Have a look at the default interface "gui" (MB V. 2.2.3), it contains a 
search dialog for Mapbender users.

If you encounter any problems please let this list know. If you are 
interested in contributing back to the project we are happy to grant 
edit access to the Wiki.

Best regards,

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