|Web Feature Service (WFS) / Using Web Feature Service Capabilities Through HTTP Request|
Spectrum™ Technology Platform's OGC WFS allows a client to retrieve geospatial data encoded in GML. A client issues a Get Capabilities request to determine the list of feature types that a WFS offers, it issues a DescribeFeatureType request in order to obtain a description of one or more feature types, it then uses the description of the feature types to formulate a GetFeature operation.
The specific operations defined in the OGC WFS Specification are: GetCapabilities, DescribeFeatureType, GetFeature, GetFeatureWithLock, LockFeature, and Transaction. Spectrum™ Technology Platform includes a Basic OGC WFS: it is read only, and implements GetCapabilities, DescribeFeatureType, and GetFeature operations.
These capabilities can be viewed using the Spatial Manager utility. For more information see Managing WFS Feature Types and Configuration.