1.15. How to publish data using standard protocols

Web GIS allows to publish uploaded and connected geodata using standard WFS и WMS protocols. In this case Web GIS acts like WFS(WFS-T)/WMS server.

1.15.1. WMS service

  1. Open Resource group where you want to create a service (by default from the main page of Web GIS you can access Main resource group);

  2. Select Create resource ‣ WMS service on the right side of Web GIS admin console;

  3. In the opened dialog fill in the field Display name in Resource tab;

  4. Go to WMS service tab and select those resources (Styles or WMS layers) which you want to publish using WMS protocol. You need to specify a keyname for each resource;

  5. Press Create button. If WMS service is created successfully you’ll see its name in Child resources pane of the relevant Resource group.

Read more about WMS service creation here.

1.15.2. WFS service

WFS services are used to serve and edit vector layers hosted in Web. You can edit vector geodata using various desktop applications.

  1. Open Resource group where you want to create a service (by default from the main page of Web GIS you can access Main resource group);

  2. Select Create resource ‣ WFS service on the right side of Web GIS admin console;

  3. In the opened dialog fill in the field Display name in Resource tab;

  4. Go to WFS service tab and select those resources (Vector layers or PostGIS layers) which you want to publish using WFS protocol. You need to specify a keyname for each layer;

  5. Press Create button. If WFS service is created successfully you’ll see its name in Child resources pane of the relevant Resource group.

WFS service link is not meant to be opened with a web browser. You need to copy and paste it in the WFS-capable client, such as for example NextGIS QGIS.

By default WFS service provides 1000 features. To increase this number change Default count of returned features value in WFS service tab.

You can also quickly create a WFS service with NextGIS Connect.

Read more about WFS service creation here.