[mapserver-dev] WFS Output via OGR

Lime, Steve D (DNR) Steve.Lime at state.mn.us
Sun Oct 3 13:36:38 EDT 2010

Apparently the exposure of templates via WFS is still planned for 6.0, see:


The function int msReturnTemplateQuery() in maptemplate.c is a more general presentation function for query results. It already
handles templates (old and new) plus non-text formats (e.g. png). I would think it could call an OGR query result writer easily too.


From: Frank Warmerdam [warmerdam at pobox.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 10:53 AM
To: Lime, Steve D (DNR)
Cc: mapserver-dev
Subject: Re: [mapserver-dev] WFS Output via OGR

Lime, Steve D (DNR) wrote:
> I think this would be a terrific addition. I'm assuming this would be an
> extension of output format capabilities. Would be nice to support this for
> queries in general and not just WFS. The template output format was a step
> in that direction. WFS can use templated outputs as well I believe.


I didn't notice anything about templated output support in mapwfs.c - how
sure are you that this works with WFS?  Where would I look to learn more
about templated output?  I'm open to the idea of doing this via a more
general mechanism (templated output) and incorporating that into WFS if
I can understand what is involved.

And yes, I had intended to describe OGR outputs via OUTPUTFORMAT declarations
of some particular form.

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