Opened 5 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#16880 new enhancement

Add support for WFS layer

Reported by: lucadeluge@… Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Core Version:
Keywords: wfs gml Cc:


It could be really useful to add support for WFS layer.

I'm not sure if it could be in the core or in opendata plugin.

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comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by Don-vip

Owner: changed from team to lucadeluge@…
Status: newneedinfo

Not in core as it needs third parties libraries. I think GeoTools provides WFS support. Why do you need it?

comment:2 Changed 5 months ago by anonymous

Component: CorePlugin

Because I have several Gigabytes of data and I would like to share them using WFS services and link these services into OSM Tasking Manager.

I changed component from core to generic plugin

comment:3 Changed 5 months ago by Don-vip

Is it public data? We need access to some public servers if we want to add this. Also it must be of public interest for the OSM community.

comment:4 Changed 5 months ago by Don-vip

Found a good example of WFS OSM data: osmwiki:Magosm. Could be useful to browse it using JOSM.

comment:5 Changed 5 months ago by Don-vip

Component: PluginCore
Owner: changed from lucadeluge@… to team
Status: needinfonew

Maybe this can be done in core after all. WFS is probably quite similar to WMS so maybe external libraries are not needed.

comment:6 Changed 5 months ago by Don-vip

Keywords: gml added

WFS relies on GML so it must be supported as well.
I wrote a small GML parser in opendata plugin but it requires GeoTools and JTS. I don't remember why, probably because at that time JOSM core did not provide as many projections as it does today.

comment:7 Changed 3 months ago by Penegal

I could use WFS support too: the French geological state service (BRGM) publishes, under an open license, data about sinkholes and caves (, but only using WMS or WFS. WMS is great for importing object locations, but it doesn't allow access to metadata, so I have to keep an eye on a browser at the same location to import useful metadata as well as locations of nodes. WFS support could speed that up.

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