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v.in.wfs — Imports GetFeature from a WFS server.


vector, import, OGC web services


v.in.wfs --help
v.in.wfs [-lr] url=string output=name [name=string[,string,...]] [srs=string] [maximum_features=integer] [start_index=integer] [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]


Download server capabilities to ’wms_capabilities.xml’ in the current directory and exit
Restrict fetch to features which touch the current region
Allow output files to overwrite existing files
Print usage summary
Verbose module output
Quiet module output
Force launching GUI dialog


url=string [required]
Base URL starting with ’http’ and ending in ’?’
output=name [required]
Name for output vector map
Comma separated names of data layers to download
Specify alternate spatial reference system (example: EPSG:4326)
The given code must be supported by the server, consult the capabilities file
Maximum number of features to download
(default: unlimited)
Skip earlier feature IDs and start downloading at this one
(default: start with the first feature)


v.in.wfs imports OGC WFS maps (Web Feature Service) from external servers.


Import of world cities with population > 1 million:

# run in Latitude-Longitude location (EPGS code 4326):
# download geonam_gt1M layer:
v.in.wfs \
  url="http://mapserver.flightgear.org/ms?Service=WFS&request=GetFeature&version=1.0.0" \
  name=geonam_gt1M output=geonam_gt1M

Download 25 ship wrecks from LINZ data service:
(first create yourself a free API key at http://data.linz.govt.nz/p/web-services/)

# run in LatLong location:
URL=’http://wfs.data.linz.govt.nz/<PUT YOUR API KEY HERE>/wfs?’
# download available layers to wms_capabilities.xml
v.in.wfs -l url="$URL"

From that file we learn that the shipwreck layer is called "v:x633" and that EPSG code 4326 (LatLong WGS84) is a supported SRS for this data layer.

v.in.wfs url="$URL" output=linz_hydro_25_wrecks name="v:x633" srs="EPSG:4326" max=25


The OGR library on the system needs to be compiled with Xerces C++ XML Parser support (for GML).

See Also

g.region, r.in.wms, v.in.ogr


Markus Neteler, Hamish Bowman

Last changed: $Date: 2013-04-13 17:23:39 +0200 (Sat, 13 Apr 2013) $

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